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30 is the new 20 in Everything's Gone Green

I'm not sure we needed another movie about how turning 30 means waving bye-bye to all that twentysomething je ne sais quoi. But here's Everything's Gone Green, Paul Fox's winsome (and then some) account of turning 30 in Vancouver, which is like turning 30 anywhere else, only with better scenery. >More
 Madison plays host to its first 48 Hour Film Project

The 7:30 p.m. deadline for the inaugural Madison edition of the 48 Hour Film Project was strictly adhered to on Sunday night at the High Noon Saloon. Participating filmmaking teams scrambled to deliver their entries to the drop-off party at the near east side venue. In the end, though, only seven completed films were submitted in time for official consideration in the international competition. >More
 The killer next door

It's tempting to describe Disturbia as Home Alone plus Silence of the Lambs, but that leaves Rear Window out of the equation, and this is clearly a remake of Hitchcock's 1954 classic - an upgrade for the iPod generation. >More
 Writer on the storm

This may not count as much of an endorsement, but I was only mildly bored while watching Perfect Stranger, which stars Halle Berry as an investigative reporter who'll do just about anything for a story. >More
 Movies, movies, everywhere

The Wisconsin Film Festival, which returns April 12-15 with a whole new slate of art movies, indie flicks, documentaries and foreign films, has a way of turning all of us into cinephiles, intrepid explorers of the cinematic medium. Faced with a veritable jungle of choices, we get out our machetes and start chopping. Here's what caught the edge of my blade. >More
 Chad Vader takes a trip to SoCal

"All of the other things we're dealing with are taking months," says Matt Sloan of opportunities resulting from the success of the Chad Vader series, "so to get something like this happening so quickly is exciting." >More
 Men on ice

Maybe it's because professional figure skating already seems like such a parody of itself ' the cheesy costumes, the waving of the arms, the cheesy costumes. But Blades of Glory, which stars Will Ferrell and Jon Heder as the world's first same-sex pairs team, never quite lifts off the ice. >More
 Coming to America

What's in a name? That's the question that floats through Mira Nair's The Namesake, even drifting its way into the title. Based on Jhumpa Lahiri's best-selling novel, the movie is one of those multi-generational sagas that trace a family's migration from a foreign land to the so-called Land of Opportunity. >More
 Bank job

The Lookout doesn't overpower us. It prefers to drill through the side of the safe rather than blow the door off with dynamite. But within its modest parameters, it packs a nice little punch, thanks in part to Gordon-Levitt's subtle performance. >More
 A good eater

What do you get when you cross Little Miss Sunshine with Godzilla? You get a cinematic mutant not unlike The Host, Bong Joon-ho's scary yet funny yet moving yet scary exercise in dysfunctional-family horror/comedy. >More
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