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2007 Stories by Robert Wilonsky

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  • Moolah for Mullahs

    published December 20, 2007

    Hell of a thing, getting Mike Nichols to adapt the yer-kiddin'-me story of Charlie Wilson, the congressman from Lufkin, Texas, who damn... More >>

  • What a Toad

    published November 29, 2007

    Hard to believe that it's been 20 years since the release of The Princess Bride, if only because it hasn't aged a day — the mark... More >>

  • The Kids Were Alright

    published November 8, 2007

    Sesame Street: Old School Volume 2 (Genius) On the heels of the Electric Company boxed sets, which were at once educational and... More >>

  • The Force Is Strong With This One

    published November 1, 2007

    The man who gave us Young Darth returns with a Young Indy boxed set. Rick McCallum had nothing to do with the original Star Wars. He... More >>

  • Dan in Reel Life

    published October 25, 2007

    Dan in Real Life has this much going for it: It is not the worst Steve Carell film of 2007. That honor, of course, goes to... More >>

  • The Fix Is In

    published October 11, 2007

    It will no doubt be said time and again of Michael Clayton: best John Grisham adaptation ever. Only, of course, it did not... More >>

  • The Thrill of the Hunt

    published September 13, 2007

    Until 2005, Richard Shepard's was a lamentable direct-to-prop-plane filmography populated with such forgettable titles as Cool Blue,... More >>

  • Sources Say, Who Cares?

    published August 23, 2007

    Resurrecting the Champ is a great movie about journalism — maybe the best there ever was — because Resurrecting the Champ... More >>

  • Dream Cleaver

    published August 9, 2007

    Stardust is less an adaptation of Neil Gaiman's 1999 novel than of its dust-jacket synopsis. That will come as... More >>

  • Light Dining

    published July 26, 2007

    Sadly, No Reservations is not the big-screen adaptation of Anthony Bourdain's snack-gulping, risk-taking Travel Channel show;... More >>

  • The Parent Trap

    published July 19, 2007

    George Ratliff's Joshua debuted at the Sundance Film Festival to raves from a particular breed of audience member: parents.... More >>

  • Back in the Fight

    published June 28, 2007

    It takes Bruce Willis awhile to get warmed up. He's always just a bit below room temperature — a cool brother, dig, dating back to his... More >>

  • Evan Can Wait

    published June 21, 2007

    Evan Almighty, the follow-up to Bruce Almighty, is the work of an angry God. At 89 minutes that last a lifetime, it´s a... More >>

  • Heartbreak Hotel

    published June 21, 2007

    Mike Enslin, the travel writer played by John Cusack in 1408, could use a better travel agent. Every hotel room in which he finds himself... More >>

  • Busker Love

    published June 14, 2007

    Once, written and directed by John Carney, is a deceptively simple movie -- a narrative strung together by pop songs but without the sheen... More >>

  • Brooks Bothers

    published May 31, 2007

    Directed by Bruce Evans. Written by Bruce Evans and Raynold Gideon. Starring Kevin Costner, Demi Moore, William Hurt, and Dane Cook. Rated R. More >>

  • It's a... Hit!

    published May 31, 2007

    Written and directed by Judd Apatow. Starring Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd, and Leslie Mann. Rated R. More >>

  • Spider Bites

    published May 3, 2007

    What is it with the third installments in superhero film franchises? For whatever reason — and, oh, let's just call it the lack of fresh... More >>

  • Peeping Bomb

    published April 12, 2007

    Writers Christopher Landon and Carl Ellsworth receive sole credit for the movie Disturbia, which is surprising, as the film clearly is... More >>

  • Little Box, Big Screen

    published April 12, 2007

    Frylock, Meatwad, and Master Shake — the three Stooges inhabiting Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters —... More >>

  • Oh, the Humanity of a Heist

    published March 29, 2007

    At various times over the past decade, David Fincher, Sam Mendes, and Michael Mann were attached to direct Scott Frank's screenplay for The... More >>

  • Like Pigs to Slaughter

    published March 8, 2007

    Wild Hogs — in which John Travolta, William H. Macy, Tim Allen, and Martin Lawrence play emasculated suburbanites taking a... More >>

  • Low Note

    published February 15, 2007

    You remember Andrew Ridgeley, don't you? He was the other guy in Wham!, the one who found himself stranded in 1986, after George Michael had faith... More >>

  • Spy Versus Spy

    published February 15, 2007

    In December 2002, ABC's 20/20 ran a story on Eric O'Neill, an undercover surveillance specialist for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.... More >>

  • The Beatles

    published January 18, 2007

    A year ago, Paul McCartney opened the vaults to the Freelance Hellraiser, who smashed the back catalog all to, well, hell by mashing up... More >>

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