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Movie Talk with Owen & Lisa: 'Ruby Sparks' is a romantic comedy 'told with a freshness'

In select theaters now, Ruby Sparks tells the story of a heartbroken author with writer’s block, who suddenly meets his dream girl — but only because he has written her. The movie stars real life couple Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan (Revolutionary Road), with a script penned by Kazan. EW movie critics Owen Gleiberman and Lisa Schwarzbaum discuss the film, which was directed by Little Miss Sunishine helmers Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, in the latest installment of “Movie Talk with Owen and Lisa.”

“If there is any review that’s easy for a critic to write, it’s of a bad Hollywood romantic comedy,” Gleiberman says. “But now relief has arrived in the form of a mini wave of indie romantic comedies. And I emphasize these are not quirky, annoying indie romances, they are genuine romantic comedies, but told with a freshness. Case in point… Ruby Sparks.” Watch the rest of their chat below!

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Movie Talk With Owen & Lisa: 'The Dark Knight Rises' is 'not just a movie, but an experience'

In the latest edition of Movie Talk With Owen and Lisa, Entertainment Weekly movie critics Lisa Schwarzbaum and Owen Gleiberman discuss a little film you may have heard about called The Dark Knight Rises.

Schwarzbaum was disappointed by Christopher Nolan’s trilogy-ender. “It’s so big and so broad and held on the shoulders of a villain who, bottom line, is boring,” she says. But Gleiberman enjoyed it. “I think the movie earned it’s bigness,” he explains. “Even though it doesn’t have the total surprise that The Dark Knight had, it’s full of surprises. I think the the feeling it gives you is of being not just a movie, but an experience. That’s its impact.”

Watch the rest of the chat below!

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Movie Talk with Owen and Lisa: Andrew Garfield is a 'brilliant substitute' in 'Spider-Man'

Just 10 years after Tobey Maguire donned the Spidey suit for the first time, we have a reboot of the franchise in The Amazing Spider-Man, with Andrew Garfield in the titular role. EW movie critic Lisa Schwarzbaum calls Garfield a “brilliant substitute and replacement” for Maguire but fellow critic Owen Gleiberman thinks the movie is “un-amazing.” Watch their full discussion below!

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Movie Talk With Owen and Lisa: Does 'Rock of Ages' deliver? VIDEO

Rock of Ages — in theaters June 15 — made the transition from the Broadway stage to the silver screen. But how well does the film translate? In the latest episode of “Movie Talk With Owen and Lisa,” EW critics Owen Gleiberman and Lisa Schwarzbaum agree that Ages fumbled the move.

“The two romantic leads are so toothless and bland, this movie made me wish I was watching Zac Efron and Miley Cyrus,” Gleiberman says. “I would have forgiven all of that if this movie delievered the music. If the musical numbers were good — they’re not. That’s the problem.”

“Every single scene of this movie was imitation. It was dead. It was an idea of an idea of what it’s like to take a stage show and to make it about an idea of the ’80s,” Schwarzbaum adds.

Watch the rest of their discussion below!

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Movie Talk: Owen Gleiberman and Lisa Schwarzbaum on 'Prometheus' -- VIDEO

Prometheus hit theaters on June 8 — and EW critics Owen Gleiberman and Lisa Schwarzbaum are talking about Ridley Scott’s maybe, kind-of-sort-of prequel to Alien in the latest edition of “Movie Talk With Owen and Lisa.”

Lisa describes the film as “three-quarters fun” and “one-quarter a lot of mythology,” and says that Noomi Rapace is another one of Scott’s “power women.”

But Owen comes right out and says it — this movie is definitely a prequel to Alien. “I don’t think there’s any ‘sort of’ about it.” Watch their full discussion below!

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Movie Talk: Owen Gleiberman and Lisa Schwarzbaum on 'Snow White and the Hunstman' -- VIDEO

Entertainment Weekly‘s movie critics Owen Gleiberman and Lisa Schwarzbaum are back with the latest installment of “Movie Talk.” On their docket? Snow White and the Huntsman starring Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth.

Owen isn’t sure that “we needed this revisionist take on Snow White,” but still found Theron compelling in her role as the evil queen. On the other hand, Lisa thought the movie was “excitingly dark.”

Watch the rest of their discussion below!

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Movie Talk: Owen Gleiberman and Lisa Schwarzbaum on 'Dark Shadows' -- VIDEO

Movie Talk‘s subject du jour is Dark Shadows, the eighth collaboration between director Tim Burton and Johnny Depp. EW critics Owen Gleiberman and Lisa Schwarzbaum examine how Burton-esque the movie really is and whether or not Depp’s work as the vampire Barnabas Collins — is it earnest, kitschy, or both? — in this remake of the ’60s gothic soap opera is enough to carry the whole film.

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Movie Talk: Owen and Lisa debate 'The Avengers': Great fun? Or empty fun? -- VIDEO

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EW movie critics Owen Gleiberman and Lisa Schwarzbaum have distinctly different takes on The Avengers, which comes out this Friday, but they agree on the movie’s overall success as a fun, thrilling ride. While Gleiberman compares the depth of the film’s characters to the classic 12 Angry Men, Lisa says the Joss Whedon-helmed bonanza is another example of comic book movies-as-commodity — going so far as to say the characters’ banter makes her “depressed.”

Check out their full back-and-forth criticism in the video below:
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Movie Talk: Owen Gleiberman and Lisa Schwarzbaum on 'Titanic' in 3-D -- VIDEO

Fifteen years after James Cameron’s Titanic sailed — and didn’t sink at the box office — the film returns in another dimension. The director, who set the standard for 3-D cinema with Avatar, retrofitted his old-Hollywood romance for a second voyage. “It’s probably the last movie on earth that needed to be a 3-D movie,” said EW’s Owen Gleiberman, who nevertheless embraced the re-release. “It was always a spectacular popping-off-the-screen experience, and it still is.”

Lisa Schwarzbaum agreed, with a reminder that the real movie magic is the script and its stars. “Seeing young Kate Winslet. Seeing young Leonardo DiCaprio. They just look spectacular. And I was totally swept away by the love story.”

Watch the latest installment of Movie Talk With Owen and Lisa below, as Gleiberman explains the one significant difference in his reaction to watching the epic disaster film in 2012. READ FULL STORY

Movie Talk: Owen Gleiberman and Lisa Schwarzbaum on 'The Hunger Games' -- VIDEO

In just a few hours, Suzanne Collins’ literary smash about a female hero fighting for her life in a dystopian future will likely become the first ginormous blockbuster of 2012. Lisa Schwarzbaum has read — and adored — all three Hunger Games books, and she was relieved that Gary Ross’ adaptation fulfilled her expectations. Owen Gleiberman’s first experience with Collins’ characters was the movie, allowing him the luxury of judging the film completely on its own merit. His verdict? He thought the movie was fantastic — for the first hour. See his explanation and Lisa’s full take, in the latest installment of Movie Talk With Owen and Lisa below. READ FULL STORY

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