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    Review: 'The Internship' Stars Vaughn and Wilson in Profoundly Unfunny Google Comedy

    Isn’t it just so ironically hilarious that Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson come off as such unwanted guests in “The Internship,” Shawn Levy’s divided-generations and generation-dividing comedy? Not really. In the film, which for some reason co-stars Rose Byrne, the “Wedding Crashers” duo play unemploye...

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    Now and Then: Obituary for 'The Big C,' Starring Luminous Laura Linney

    Cathy Jamison was a brave bitch. Through four seasons of Showtime's "The Big C," which ended its run Monday, she suffered the indignities of metastatic melanoma, chemotherapy, brain tumors, hospice, and bad insurance, yet remained steadfast in her belief that "surviving" and "living" do not necessar...

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    Don't Forget: Kristen Wiig to Host SNL This Weekend

    You know you're excited. We sure are. Might be a good live tweet occasion.

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    WATCH: Michael Cera's Directorial Debut 'Brazzaville Teen-Ager' Premieres on YouTube (VIDEO)

    YouTube comedy collective JASH premiered Canadian actor Michael Cera's directorial debut "Brazzaville Teen-Ager," a dramatic short film that represents a slight -- keyword: slight -- departure from the "Arrested Development" star's endearingly awkward shtick.

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    Review Roundup: Michael Bay's 'Pain & Gain' Is a Soulless Macho Farce

    I had the misfortune of seeing Michael Bay's "Pain & Gain" at CinemaCon, which Paramount mystifyingly screened to the nation's exhibitors, who tend to be a conservative family-oriented bunch who are always begging the studios to release less R-rated fare. Don't get me wrong.

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    Now and Then: 'Veep' and Why We Need Satire Right Now

    Satire and solemnity are tense bedfellows, and in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings -- after the flags of nations stiffened in the white smoke of the blast, after the dead began to be named, the wounded tallied, the innumerable stories of bravery recounted -- you might say the latter is ...

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    Cross Post: Some Depressing Stats about Female Comedy Directors

    Last week, I wrote about how rare it is to be a female director especially a female comedy director. Well, we decided to do some research and find out exactly how rare it is - here are the results.

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    Now and Then: Cary Grant, The Man from Dream City, Revisited (CLIPS)

    My own fever dream of Cary Grant takes place between cities, sitting down for a Gibson with Eva Marie Saint on a moving train somewhere in Middle America. Headed "North by Northwest," he's at his sexiest then, temples just flecked with gray, tanned and almost ageless. He's not just the recipient of ...

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    Melissa McCarthy on SNL

    Melissa McCarthy hosted SNL for the second time this past weekend. While I don't think that this show was as strong as her first hosting gig, it was far better than so many of the other hosts in recent memory.

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    Watch This: Amy Poehler Interviews Irma Kalish - Pioneer Comedy Writer

    For her super smart web series for girls, Smart Girls at the Party, Amy Poehler interviews Irma Kalish, a pioneer female comedy writer, who wrote for iconic shows such as Good Times, All in the Family, Maude and I Dream of Jeannie. It's a trip down memory lane for any sitcom loving kid who grew up ...

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