Thursday, June 20, 2008
Summary Judgment: Get Smart vs. Love Guru
Writer Mark Jordan Legan casts a "Summary Judgment" on three films out this weekend. The new Steve Carell film adaptation of the TV show Get Smart lacks punch, most critics say. The latest Abigail Breslin film, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, is more engaging. The Mike Myers comedy The Love Guru, however, is perhaps the least likely to be your Mr. Right. (Listen to the segment. Watch "Summary Judgment" on Slate V.)
TODAY IN SLATE
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Giving Up on Goodell
How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.