Movie Reviews: What To Watch This Month

THE OH-NO-THEY-DI'INT! COMEDY:

THE TEN


Picture Sunday school. Now add puppet-on-human sex, a hot Jesus (played by Justin Theroux), naked suburban-dad dancers, and appearances by Winona Ryder, Liev Schreiber, and Paul Rudd, and you get this Ten Commandments-inspired film from the amazingly funny David Wain (genius alum of comedy troupe The State). It's so rollicking and ridiculous, you can't not like it-and, yeah, we'll see you in hell.

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MORE EVIDENCE THAT HIGH SCHOOL ISN'T WHAT IT USED TO BE:

CHARLIE BARTLETT


First-time director Jon Poll nails this comedy about a privileged kid (Anton Yelchin) who is sent to public school and wins over his classmates with his charm, wit, and access to psychiatric drugs. Robert Downey Jr. is hilarious as the alcoholic principal (stretch, huh?) set on making Bartlett's life miserable, but we found ourselves rooting for the adorable, blue-eyed 17-year-old with the zeal of a love-struck cheerleader.

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THE WAR DOC THAT WILL HAVE YOU PICKING YOUR JAW UP OFF THE FLOOR:

NO END IN SIGHT


In case there was any question about how spectacularly we flubbed the "postwar reconstruction" of Iraq, this film will clear it up. First-time director Charles Ferguson lays it out for us, splicing clear evidence of the Bush administration's gross missteps with Rummy's bald-faced denials of them. If Ferguson's goal was to make each of us think twice about getting ourselves into another "bloodless" war . . . mission accomplished.

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Kesha Drops a Powerful New Track with Zedd, Makes Us Feel All the Feels
"This is more than a song. It's a declaration of my truth​."​​
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Stop Everything and Listen to Rihanna and Calvin Harris' New Heart-Stopping Club Banger
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Kanye West Liked Aziz Ansari's "Famous" Spoof So Much He Made It the Official Video
​​Classic Kanye.​
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This Quadriplegic Woman Has Spent $15,000 to Look Like Barbie
She wants to show other paralyzed women that their disabilities shouldn't prevent them from living out their dreams.​
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7 Wedding Traditions That Have Disappeared Over the Past Century
For most modern wedding guests, a "traditional" American wedding would be totally unrecognizable. ​
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The Death of the Cheesy Rom-Com
True-to-life love stories replaced fairytale cliché​s at this year's Tribeca Film Festival.​
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Why I Refuse to Get Botox
Actress Amanda Peet opens up about being afraid to look like a science project.​
Marie Claire + Lenny
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Good Luck Spotting All the Celebrities in the 'Absolutely Fabulous' Trailer
​​"You've killed Kate Moss!" ​
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How a Ballet School in the Slums of Brazil Is Changing Girls' Lives
As the summer Olympics descend on Brazil, a look at the one place where girls take the spotlight.
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Apparently the Secret to Jon Snow's Aliveness Is Right in This Very Picture
​Keep 'em coming.​​