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  • This Is 40 (R)

    As the most successful comedy producer in Hollywood, Judd Apatow has always coached people to mine their own lives for laughs, and for his fourth feature as writer-director (after The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, and Funny People) he's also mined his own for the cast. more...
  • This Is Spinal Tap (R)

    Rob Reiner's 1984 satire on rock documentaries has the deadly verisimilitude of a Harvard Lampoon magazine parody: every cliche is in place, from the grainy kinescopes of Spinal Tap's Mersey Beat beginnings to the rambling, vapid between-tunes interviews. more...
  • This Is the End (R)

    Playing themselves, Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel attend a party for all their hip, ironic actor friends at the Hollywood home of James Franco, but the festivities are interrupted by a strictly biblical apocalypse that leaves the aforementioned barricaded inside with Craig Robinson, Danny McBride, and Jonah Hill. more...
  • This Must Be the Place (R)

    Looking like Edward Scissorhands and speaking like a sedated old woman, Sean Penn plays a depressive former rock star who leaves his secluded life in Dublin to visit his dying father in New York and hunt down the Nazi officer who once tormented the old man in Auschwitz. more...
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  • The Thomas Crown Affair (R)

    It's no doubt dated now, but this heist movie starring Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway was considered pretty hot stuff back in 1968. more...
  • 300 (R)

    Frank Miller's graphic novel about the Battle of Thermopylae, where 300 Spartans battled the entire Persian army in 480 BC, has been adapted into a CG sword-and-sandal epic. more...
  • 3-Iron (R)

    In our world of endless noise and pointless jabber, the movies of Kim Ki-duk (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter . . . more...
  • Three Kings (R)

    Four characters seeking personal gain are nearly sidetracked by altruistic impulses in this emotionally and politically responsible movie set in Iraq during the immediate aftermath of the gulf war—a damning yet idealistic satire about the motives behind U.S. foreign policy. more...
  • Tickled
  • Tickled (R)

    By coincidence, two of the more provocative documentaries I've seen this year arrive in Chicago on Friday. more...