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Top 5 Holiday Movies & Specials

9. December 2011

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Top 5 Holiday Movies & Specials

My five favorite children's Christmas specials and five best holiday movies of all time. Try not to love these... I TRIPLE-dog-dare ya…

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The Top 5 Christmas Songs of All Time

9. December 2011

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The Top 5 Christmas Songs of All Time

My wife hates The Pretenders… more to the point, she hates Chrissy Hynde’s voice. So, why is this the first song I play every Christmas season (and the first one I play Christmas morning to set the tone before the kids come down the stairs)?

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Top Horror Movies of All Time

30. October 2010

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Top Horror Movies of All Time

For Halloween, we revisit our 25 favorite horror movies of all time - from the schlocky to the downright chilling.

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“Invictus” (C)

6. February 2010

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“Invictus” (C)

From frame one, you know where it's going, how it will get there, and how it will end. Eastwood does nothing to subvert your expectations, and adds no new insights or fresh takes on an old story.

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“Sherlock Holmes” (C+)

10. January 2010

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“Sherlock Holmes” (C+)

Despite its considerable flaws, Downey and Law carry the movie admirably, keeping the movie light and funny, and offering hope that with a better script, the sequel might offer something pretty good.

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Under Deconstruction: Worst Movies, Tiger and Feliz Navidad!

20. December 2009

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Under Deconstruction: Worst Movies, Tiger and Feliz Navidad!

After hitting the Best of’s pretty hard the past few weeks, my sister-in-law asked if I’d thought about doing any Worst of… lists. Since I am a man of the people, I thought I would oblige with the Ten Worst Mainstream Movies of the Decade.

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The Best of A4D (2009)

13. December 2009

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The Best of A4D (2009)

As the year draws to a close, Mike allows himself a moment of back patting for a first year well done... and offers up the very first Best Appetite for Deconstruction Articles of the Year awards...

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The Best TV Shows of the Decade

13. December 2009

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The Best TV Shows of the Decade

It's December 2009 and the Best of… lists are in full swing. Over the course of the next month, we’ll honor pop culture of both the past year and decade. Kicking it off: the best TV shows from 2000-2009.

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“The Road” (B+)

13. December 2009

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“The Road” (B+)

John Hillcoat's movie version serves McCarthy's vision fairly admirably. It's certainly the most realistic looking/feeling movie about the apocalypse you'll ever see.

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“Up in the Air” (B+)

9. December 2009

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“Up in the Air” (B+)

Up in the Air is very much like Reitman's first two films ("Thank You for Smoking" and "Juno"): well-made, well-paced films with imperfect-yet-very likable characters. If you like those, you'll like this.

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