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Margot Annoys at the Wedding

'Annoying' or well crafted? Critics are split

(Newser) - The estranged sisters at the heart of Noah Baumbach's talky Margot at the Wedding are well portrayed but just too unlikable to win over most critics. Nicole Kidman's short-story writer Margot, who Newsweek's David Ansen calls a  "brittle nightmare," descends on the wedding of her pregnant sister, Jennifer... More »

Mesmerizing Harry Potter Sweeps into Movie Theaters

Order of the Phoenix casts a spell on critics—well, most of them, anyway

(Newser) - Holy Quidditch! Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix flies onto the silver screen tomorrow just two weeks before the ballyhooed release of the final book of the wizard saga. It seems to have cast a spell on critics, like Rolling Stone's Peter Travers, who says it will "... More »

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