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  • 'Gangster Squad' a fusillade of bullets and cliches ★★

    'Gangster Squad' a fusillade of bullets and cliches ★★
    A triumph of production design but a pretty dull kill-'em-up otherwise, the post-World War II-set "Gangster Squad" comes from the director of "Zombieland," Ruben Fleischer. It's clear Fleischer, who also made "30 Minutes or Less," hadn't worked through his "Zombieland" jones by the time he got to his latest film. I liked "Zombieland," which made a strong case for its brand of viscera and wisecracks. But "Gangster Squad" is a different sort of picture, or should be.
  • Movie gangsters so bad they're good

    Movie gangsters so bad they're good
    One hundred and one years ago, D.W. Griffith gave us "The Musketeers of Pig Alley," often credited as the first gangster film, and once sound came in, nothing hooked movie audiences during the early 1930s more reliably than Edward G. Robinson or James...

    Watch 'Family Guy' take on Broadway in theater-themed episode

    Watch 'Family Guy' take on Broadway in theater-themed episode
    [This post has been updated.] "Family Guy" on Fox gave its satirical regards to Broadway on Sunday in a new episode in which Brian and Stewie face off as rival playwrights battling for supremacy in the Griffin household.  Sunday's episode featured...

    Daniel Pink says we're all salesmen in 'To Sell Is Human'

    Daniel Pink says we're all salesmen in 'To Sell Is Human'
    One in nine of us works in sales, according to the U.S. government. The other eight in nine of us work in... sales, according to Daniel Pink. We just don't sell it as such. "They're not stalking customers in a furniture showroom, but they — make...

    Al Pacino in 'Glengarry Glen Ross': What did the critics think?

    Twenty years ago, Al Pacino starred in the movie version of David Mamet's "Glengarry Glen Ross," receiving an Oscar nomination for his performance as Ricky Roma, one of a group of shady real-estate agents whose directive from management is to "always be...