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Season 24

5 Sep. 2009
Episode #24.1
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12 Sep. 2009
Episode #24.2
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19 Sep. 2009
Episode #24.3
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26 Sep. 2009
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3 Oct. 2009
Whip It/A Serious Man/The Invention of Lying/More Than a Game/Zombieland
Michael Phillips and A.O. Scott review Whip It (2009), A Serious Man (2009), The Invention of Lying (2009), More Than a Game (2008), and Zombieland (2009).
 
10 Oct. 2009
Where the Wild Things Are/Good Hair/Couples Retreat/Paranormal Activity/An Education/The Damned United
Michael Phillips and A.O. Scott review "Where the Wild Things Are", "Good Hair", "Couples Retreat", "Paranormal Activity", "An Education" and "The Damned United".
 
17 Oct. 2009
New York, I Love You/St. Trinian's/Trucker
Michael Phillips and A.O. Scott review "New York, I Love You", "St. Trinian's", "Where the Wild Things Are", "The Damned United", "Trucker", and look at the current state of children's films being made today.
 
24 Oct. 2009
Amelia/Motherhood/Astro Boy/Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant/Black Dynamite
Michael Phillips and A.O. Scott review "Amelia", "Motherhood", "Astro Boy", "Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant", and "Black Dynamite". The critics also reveal their number 10 picks for 'the Ten Best Films of the Decade'.
 
31 Oct. 2009
Michael Jackson's This Is It/Precious/Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day/Gentlemen Broncs/The Maid
Michael Phillips and A.O. Scott review "Michal Jackson's This is It", "Precious", "Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day", "Gentlemen Broncs", and "The Maid". The critics also reveal their number 9 picks for 'the Ten Best Films of the Decade'.
 
7 Nov. 2009
The Men Who Stare at Goats/The Fourth Kind/The Box/A Christmas Carol
Michael Phillips and A.O. Scott review "The Men Who Stare at Goats", "The Fourth Kind", "The Box", and Jim Carrey in "A Christmas Carol". The critics also reveal their number 8 picks for 'the Ten Best Films of the Decade'.
 
14 Nov. 2009
Fantastic Mr. Fox/2012/The Messenger/Pirate Radio/That Evening Sun
Michael Phillips and A.O. Scott review "Fantastic Mr. Fox", "2012", "The Messenger", "Pirate Radio", and "That Evening Sun". The critics also reveal their number 7 picks for 'the Ten Best Films of the Decade'.
 
21 Nov. 2009
Red Cliff/Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans/Twilight: New Moon/Planet 51/The Blind Side
Michael Phillips and A.O. Scott review "Red Cliff", "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans", "Twilight: New Moon", "Planet 51", and "The Blind Side". The critics also reveal their number 6 picks for 'the Ten Best Films of the Decade'.
 
28 Nov. 2009
Old Dogs/Me and Orson Welles/The Road/Ninja Assassin/The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
Michael Phillips and A.O. Scott review "Old Dogs", "Me and Orson Welles", "The Road", "Ninja Assassin", and "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee". The critics also reveal their number 5 picks for 'the Ten Best Films of the Decade'.
 
5 Dec. 2009
Up in the Air/Invictus/Everybody's Fine/Brothers
Michael Phillips and A.O. Scott review "Up in the Air", "Invictus", "Everybody's Fine", and "Brothers". The critics also reveal their number 4 picks for 'the Ten Best Films of the Decade'.
 
12 Dec. 2009
The Lovely Bones/A Single Man/The Princess and the Frog/Broken Embraces/The Last Station
Michael Phillips and A.O. Scott review "The Lovely Bones", "A Single Man", "The Princess and the Frog", "Broken Embraces", and "The Last Station". The critics also reveal their number 3 picks for 'the Ten Best Films of the Decade'.
 
19 Dec. 2009
Crazy Heart/Avatar/Did You Hear About the Morgans
Michael Phillips and A.O. Scott review "Crazy Heart", "Avatar", and "Did You Hear about the Morgans". The critics also reveal their number 2 picks for 'the Ten Best Films of the Decade'.
 
26 Dec. 2009
Sherlock Holmes/The Young Victoria/Nine/The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Michael Phillips and A.O. Scott review "Sherlock Holmes", "The Young Victoria", "Nine", and "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus". The critics also reveal their number 1 picks for 'the Ten Best Films of the Decade'.
 
2 Jan. 2010
The Best Films of 2009
Michael Phillips and A.O. Scott pick the top 10 best films of 2009. Michael Phillips picks Pixar's 'Up' as the best film of '09. A.O. Scott chooses Spike Jonze' 'Where the Wild Things Are' as his best film.
 
9 Jan. 2010
The Worst Films of 2009
Michael Phillips and A.O. Scott pick the worst films of 2009. The critics both agree that 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' was '09's worst film.
 
16 Jan. 2010
The White Ribbon/The Spy Next Door/Wonderful World/Daybreakers/The Book of Eli
Michael Phillips and A.O. Scott review "The White Ribbon", "The Spy Next Door", "Wonderful World", "Daybreakers", and "The Book of Eli".
 
23 Jan. 2010
Episode #24.21
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30 Jan. 2010
Edge of Darkness/When in Rome/Saint John of Las Vegas/Legion/Tooth Fairy/44 Inch Chest
Michael Phillips and A.O. Scott review "Edge of Darkness", "When in Rome", "Saint John of Las Vegas", "Legion", "Tooth Fairy" and "44 Inch Chest". Their DVD picks for the week are "Michael Jackson's This is It", "Zombieland", and "Whip It". They also warn viewers to avoid the DVD releases of "Love Happens", "Amelia", and "The Time Travel's Wife" at all costs.
 
6 Feb. 2010
Dear John/Temple Grandin/From Paris with Love/Red Riding Trilogy/Frozen
Michael Phillips and A.O. Scott review "Dear John", "Temple Grandin", "From Paris with Love", "Red Riding Trilogy", and "Frozen". The critics also reveal their picks for this year's Academy Award winners in the "Best Actress" and "Best Supporting Actress" categories in the "Out Pick the Critics" segment.
 
13 Feb. 2010
Valentine's Day/Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief/The Wolfman/Ajami
Michael Phillips and A.O. Scott review "Valentine's Day", "Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief", "The Wolfman", and "Ajami". The critics also reveal their picks for this year's Academy Award winners in the "Best Actor" and "Best Supporting Actor" categories in the "Out Pick the Critics" segment. In the "DVD Out Now" segment, Phillips and Scott pick their favorite Valentine's Day movies. Michael Phillips picks 'Four Weddings and a Funeral', and A.O. Scott picks 'Wings of Desire'
 
20 Feb. 2010
The Ghost Writer/Shutter Island
Michael Phillips and A.O. Scott review "The Ghost Writer", and "Shutter Island", and take a look back on the career of Martin Scorsese. The critics also reveal their picks for this year's Academy Award winners in the "Best Director" category in the "Out Pick the Critics" segment. In the "DVD Out Now" segment, Phillips and Scott recommend "A Serious Man", "The Informant", "The Damned United", "The Box", and "Everybody's Fine".
 
27 Feb. 2010
Alice in Wonderland/CopOut/The Crazies/The Art of the Steal/Prodigal Sons/October Country
Michael Phillips and A.O. Scott review Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland", "CopOut", "The Crazies", "The Art of the Steal", "Prodigal Sons", and "October Country". The critics also reveal their picks for this year's Academy Award winners in the "Best Picture" category in the "Out Pick the Critics" segment. Phillips and Scott predict that either "The Hurt Locker" or "Avatar" will take home the best picture award, but also acknowledge that an upset by "Inglorious Basterds" is also possible.
 
6 Mar. 2010
Brooklyn's Finest
Michael Phillips and A.O. Scott review "Brooklyn's Finest", and Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland". The critics also reveal who they would award this year's Oscars to in the "If We Picked the Winners" segment. A.O. Scott chooses "The Hurt Locker" and Michael Phillips picks "Up" as their 'Best Picture' winners. They also express their regret that "In the Loop" and "Where the Wild Things Are" were not nominated for 'Best Picture'.
 
13 Mar. 2010
A Prophet/Green Zone/Our Family Wedding/Remember Me/She's Out of My League
Michael Phillips and A.O. Scott review "A Prophet", "Green Zone", "Our Family Wedding", "Remember Me" and "She's Out of my League". The critics also look back at the film career of Matt Damon in the "DVD Out Now" segment.
 
20 Mar. 2010
Greenburg/The Runaways/The Bounty Hunter/How to Train Your Dragon/Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Michael Phillips and A.O. Scott review "Greenburg", "The Runaways", "The Bounty Hunter", "How to Train Your Dragon" and "Diary of a Wimpy Kid". The critics also look back at some of best music biopics like 'Ray' and 'walk the Line' in the "DVD Out Now" segment
 
27 Mar. 2010
Hot Tub Time Machine/City Island/Chloe
Michael Phillips and A.O. Scott review "Hot Tub Time Machine", "City Island", "Chloe", and "How to Train Your Dragon". In the "DVD Out Now" segment, the critics recommend 'Twilight: New Moon', 'Brothers', and 'The Fantastic Mr. Fox'. Phillips and Scott also do a "speed round" of reviews for new films out now, including 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo', and 'mother'.
 
3 Apr. 2010
Clash of the Titans/The Greatest/The Last Song/Leaves of Grass
Michael Phillips and A.O. Scott review "Clash of the Titans", "The Greatest", "The Last Song", and "Leaves of Grass". In a special segment, the critics look back on the careers of several popular character actors. They celebrate the careers of J.K. Simmons, Amy Ryan, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tom Wilkinson, and Patricia Clarkson.
 
10 Apr. 2010
Date Night/La Mission/After Life/The Square/Why Did I Get Married Too?
Michael Phillips and A.O. Scott review "Date Night", "La Mission", "After Life", "The Square", and "Why Did I Get Married Too". In a special segment, the critics look at the current trend of 3D movies. They compare the 3D effects in 'Avatar', 'How to Train Your Dragon', and 'Clash of the Titans', and pose the question "Is it worth the added charge?". A.O. Scott feels that the effect works best in animated films like 'Up' and 'How to Train Your Dragon'. Michael Phillips feels that the 3D effect is worth the extra charge when the film is good.
 
17 Apr. 2010
Kick-Ass/The Secret in Their Eyes/The Perfect Game/The Joneses
Michael Phillips and A.O. Scott review "Kick-Ass", "The Secret in Their Eyes", "The Perfect Game", and "The Joneses". In a new segment called the Over/Under, the critics look at films that they feel may be Overrated or Underrated. For this week's debut Over/Under, the critics examined recent superhero movies. A.O. Scott chose 'The Dark Knight' as an overrated film. He felt that the film fell very short of being the masterpiece that some claim it to be. He also felt the film fell into a 'soup of angry revenge'. Michael Scott chose Ang Lee's 2003 'Hulk' and it's sequel,...
 
24 Apr. 2010
The Losers/The Back-Up Plan/You Don't Know Jack/Oceans/Exit Through the Gift Shop/Death at a Funeral
Michael Phillips and A.O. Scott review "The Losers", "The Back-Up Plan", "You Don't Know Jack", "Oceans", "Exit Through the Gift Shop", and "Death at a Funeral". In the 'DVD Out Now' segment, the critics Recommend "Avatar", "It's Complicated", and "Crazy Heart".
 
1 May 2010
A Nightmare on Elm Street/The City of Your Final Destination/Please Give/Harry Brown/Sita Sings the Blues
Michael Phillips and A.O. Scott review the new remake of "A Nightmare on Elm Street", "The City of Your Final Destination", "Please Give", "Harry Brown", and "Sita Sings the Blues". In the 'Over/Under' segment, the critics look at films that they feel may be Overrated or Underrated. For this week's Over/Under, the critics examined horror movies. A.O. Scott chose the 1931 version of "Dracula" with Bela Lugosi as his overrated film, and the "Final Destination" franchise as his underrated films. Michael Scott chose the original "The Exorcist" as his overrated film, and ...
 
8 May 2010
Robin Hood/Letters to Juliet/Just Wright/Daddy Longlegs
Michael Phillips and A.O. Scott review "Iron Man 2", "Babies", "Mother and Child", "Solitary Man", "No one Knows about Persian Cats", and "Casino Jack and the United States of Money". In the 'DVD Out Now' segment, the critics look back on the career of "Iron Man 2" star, Robert Downey Jr. They trace his career from his early character actor days in films like "Back to School" and "Weird Science" to his starring role in blockbusters like "Iron Man" and "Sherlock Holmes".
 
22 May 2010
Mid-Year Intermission 2010
Michael Phillips and A.O. Scott look back at the films released in the past six months in their Mid-Year Intermission. The critics choose their picks for the best and worst films of 2010 so far.
 
30 May 2010
Sex in the City 2/The Special Relationship/Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time/MacGruber/Shrek Forever After
Michael Phillips and A.O. Scott review "Sex in the City 2", "The Special Relationship", "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time", "MacGruber", and "Shrek Forever After". In the 'Over/Under' segment, the critics choose their picks for the most overrated and underrated films starring former 'Saturday Night Live' cast members. A.O. Scott picked "Ghostbusters" as his choice for the most overrated film, and "Tommy Boy" as his most underrated. Michael Phillips chose "Trading Places" as his pick for the most overrated, and "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" for the most ...
 
5 Jun. 2010
Get Him to the Greek/Marmaduke/Splice/Ondine/Holy Rollers/Micmacs
Michael Phillips and A.O. Scott review "Get Him to the Greek", "Marmaduke", "Splice", "Ondine", "Holy Rollers", and "Micmacs". The critics also look back on the life of actor Dennis Hopper, who passed away on 5/29/10. Phillips and Scott trace his career from early performances in films like 'Giant', and 'Easy Rider' to his 1986 comeback in films like 'Blue Velvet' and 'Hoosiers'.
 
11 Jun. 2010
The A-Team/The Karate Kid/Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work/Killers/Agora/Winter's Bone
Michael Phillips and A.O. Scott review "The A-Team", "The Karate Kid", "Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work", "Killers", "Agora" and "Winter's Bone". In the 'Over/Under' segment, the critics choose their picks for the most overrated and underrated films of the 1980s. A.O. Scott picked 1989's "When Harry Met Sally" as his choice for the most overrated film, and 1987's "Ishtar" as his most underrated. Michael Phillips chose 1988's "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" as his pick for the most overrated, and 1985's "Runaway Train" for the most underrated.
 
19 Jun. 2010
Toy Story 3/Cyrus
Michael Phillips and A.O. Scott review "Toy Story 3", and "Cyrus". Scott and Phillips also recommend that viewers seek out the newly remastered versions of Fritz Lang's 1927 sci-fi classic, "Metropolis" and Jean-Luc Godard's 1960 film, "Breathless". Both films have been remastered, and are currently playing in select cities. The critics also choose some of their all time favorite summer blockbusters. Michael Phillips picks 1975's "Jaws" as his favorite summer film. A.O. Scott picked M, Night Shyamalan's 1999 film, "The Sixth Sense".
 
26 Jun. 2010
Knight and Day/The Killer Inside Me/South of the Border/Restrepo/I Am Love/Wild Grass
Michael Phillips and A.O. Scott review "Knight and Day", "The Killer Inside Me", "South of the Border", "Restrepo", "I Am Love" and "Wild Grass". In the 'Over/Under' segment, the critics choose their picks for the most overrated and underrated films Starring Tom Cruise. A.O. Scott picked "Rain Man" as his choice for the most overrated film, and "Magnolia" as his most underrated. Michael Phillips chose "Top Gun" as his pick for the most overrated, and "Collateral" for the most underrated.
 
3 Jul. 2010
Twilight: Eclipse/The Last Airbender/The Kids Are Alright/Grown Ups/Love Ranch
Michael Phillips and A.O. Scott review "Twilight: Eclipse", "The Last Airbender", "The Kids are Alright", "Grown Ups", and "Love Ranch". In the 'DVD Out Now' Segment, the critics choose their favorite uniquely American movies in honor of Independence Day. Michael Scott chooses 1952's "Singin' in the Rain". A.O. Scott chooses 1976's "All the President's Men".
 
11 Jul. 2010
Predators/Despicable Me/Winnebago Man/The Girl Who Played with Fire/Dogtooth
Michael Phillips and A.O. Scott review "Predators", "Despicable Me", "The Kids Are All Right", "Winnebago Man", "The Girl Who Played With Fire" and "Dogtooth". In the 'Over/Under' segment, the critics choose their picks for the most overrated and underrated indy comedies. A.O. Scott picked "Sunshine Cleaning" as his choice for the most overrated film, and "The Savages" as his most underrated. Michael Phillips chose "Little Miss Sunshine" as his pick for the most overrated, and "Junebug" for the most underrated.
 
18 Jul. 2010
Inception/The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Michael Phillips and A.O. Scott review "Inception", and "The Sorcerer's Apprentice".In the 'Over/Under' segment, the critics choose their picks for the most overrated and underrated films starring Leonardo DiCaprio. A.O. Scott picked "The Departed" as his choice for the most overrated film, and "Catch Me if you Can" as his most underrated. Michael Phillips chose "The Aviator" as his pick for the most overrated, and "Revolutionary Road" for the most underrated. In the 'DVD Out Now' segment, Michael Phillips recommends "The Runaways" starring Dakota Fanning and Kristin ...
 
25 Jul. 2010
Salt/Get Low/Ramona and Beezus/Life During Wartime
Michael Phillips and A.O. Scott review "Salt", "Get Low", "Ramona and Beezus", and "Life During Wartime". In the 'Over/Under' segment, the critics choose their picks for the most overrated and underrated films starring Angelina Jolie. A.O. Scott picked "Changeling" as his choice for the most overrated film, and "The Good Shepherd" as his most underrated. Michael Phillips chose "Wanted" as his pick for the most overrated, and "A Mighty Heart" for the most underrated.
 
31 Jul. 2010
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6 Aug. 2010
The Other Guys/Step Up 3D/Lebanon/The Disappearance of Alice Creed/Middle Men
Michael Phillips and A.O. Scott review "The Other Guys", "Step Up 3D", "Lebanon", "The Disappearance of Alice Creed", and "Middle Men". In the 'Over/Under' segment, the critics choose their picks for the most overrated and underrated dance films of the past few years. A.O. Scott picked "Chicago" as his choice for the most overrated film, and "The Company" as his most underrated. Michael Phillips chose "Moulin Rouge" as his pick for the most overrated, and "Pennies From Heaven" for the most underrated.
 
14 Aug. 2010
Eat Pray Love/Scott Pilgrim vs. The World/The Expendables
Michael Phillips and A.O. Scott review "Eat Pray Love", "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World", and "The Expendables". They then look back at the show's history and give their final thoughts.
 

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