Flickgrrl Archive: July, 2009

Mr. Sandler Goes to Apatown

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Writer-celeb Adam Sandler and writer-director Judd Apatow go way back. Twenty years ago the star, 43 next month, and the filmmaker, 41, roomed... Read more

Mad Men, Madison Avenue and the Movies

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My favorite movie geeks are gearing up for the new season of the AMC cable series Mad Men, set in a Madison Avenue ad agency during the the... Read more

(500) Days and the Fractured Narrative

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Jay, a reader, writes to complain about what he calls "chopped-up" movies and what I would call a "fractured narrative,"... Read more

Hello, Yellow Brick Road: "Oz" at 70

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So beloved and so vital a part of the national folklore is The Wizard of Oz that it's almost incomprehensible that the 1939 film based on L... Read more

Marilyn Monroe: Some Like it Hoisted

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Nearly 47 years after her 1962 death at the age of 36, Marilyn Monroe continues to bewitch. So the news this week that a brassiere once worn... Read more

Nudity as Comedy

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When did nudity in movies stop being sexy and start being funny? I speak, of course, of scenes in this summer's films The Hangover, The Proposal... Read more

Jolly Streep, Yummy "Julie & Julia"

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While previewing Julie & Julia, Nora Ephron's yummy film about blogger Julie Powell (Amy Adams) and her heroine-worship of jolly French... Read more

Katherine Heigl: Faring Better on Big Screen?

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Not many actors make the leap from small screen to big screen. Yet Katherine Heigl, that double dip of praline who won a supporting actress... Read more