Posts by Mike Brown

Review: Megan Fox, ‘Passion Play’ Hardly Angelic

Our Mike Brown was on the scene at the Toronto Film Festival back in October and saw Passion Play, starring Mickey Rourke, Megan Fox, and Bill Murray. Despite the high-quality the cast, the film was hardly high-quality, as one love scene even garnered laughs.

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Picktainment Weekly Recap: Ready for 2011

As 2010 comes to a close, Mike Brown takes a look at the final week of the year. Several films such as Blue Valentine (pictured), Another Year, The Way Back, and Biutiful got released just in time for Oscar consideration. We also saw several articles added to our TV Decades Series.

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Picktainment Weekly Recap: Christmas Films

It's been a busy week for Picktainment as we have reviews for multiple Christmas releases, including "True Grit", "The Illusionst", Somewhere", "Little Fockers', and "Country Strong." Additionally, we saw "The Sing-Off" season finale and some great Top Chef tennis action.

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Picktainment Weekly Recap: Rising Stars

It's been a busy week at Picktainment as we have reviews for "Black Swan", "All Good Things", and "Burlesque". We also saw the season finales of "I Love Money 4" and "Sons of Anarchy", while we got introduced to rising star Luca Ellis. Mike Brown has a complete look at the week.

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Weekly Recap: Thanksgiving

Mike Brown looks at a busy week that includes several films being released this Thanksgiving weekend.

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Picktainment Weekly Recap: Potter Week

It's been a busy week at Picktainment as our "Picktainment Goes to Hogwarts" series has continued in full force. Additionally, we have a review of Oscar contender "Made in Dagenham" and episode recaps of your favorite shows like Glee, House, I Love Money, and Dexter.

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Picktainment Weekly Recap: Feeling Glory

Another busy week in Picktainment is complete, as we have reviews for "Morning Glory", "Tiny Furniture", and "The King's Speech". There's also plenty of TV episode recaps and Adam Spunberg starts his three part series on Harry Potter. Mike Brown rounds up "This Week in Picktainment".

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NBC’s Community is Having a Banner Year

After a "hit and miss" first season, NBC's "Community" has come back with a second season that's all hits, says Mike Brown. From a pop and lockathon to a magical trampoline to a KFC flight simulator, Community's terrific season has positioned the show as one of TV's best comedies.

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Picktainment Weekly Recap: Oscar Caliber

This past week saw two Oscar caliber films get released in "127 Hours" and "Fair Game." Picktainment has reviews for those films, as well as other weekend releases like "Megamind", "Due Date", and "Four Lions." We also have Jax Russo's "Fashion with the Stars" column and other episode recaps.

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‘Monsters’ Barely Gets Bang for the Buck

The new movie "Monsters" was made for just under a half-million dollars and puts in a pretty decent effort, considering its limitations. But Mike Brown says he left the theater wanting more from a film that reminded him too much of low-budget "District 9" from last year.

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No Sophomore Slump with New TV Comedies

The term "sophomore slump" doesn't apply in TV this year as comedies such as "Modern Family", "The League" and "Community" have started strong. However, older shows like "House" and "The Office" have seen a clear decline in quality. Mike Brown looks at this trend.

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Jackass 3D Offers a New Dimension of Fun

If you like the first two Jackass movies, then you will love Jackass 3D, says Mike Brown in his review. A movie that was actually made for 3D from the very start, Jackass 3D provides a new round of hilarious and somewhat gross stunts from filmmaker Johnny Knoxville.

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