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Tuesday, May 15 2007

Alice Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

Do we really need yet another edition of the famous fantasy? Apparently, the fans of British pop artist Peter Blake seem to think so.


Thursday, May 10 2007

Full Frame 3: The Bad, the Ugly, the Cute and the Delicious

Subversive behavior is encouraged, girl-watching is indulged, Hunter S. Thompson gets some respect, and the pig-out at the wrap-up Awards Barbeque begins.


Tuesday, May 1 2007

Brando

Brando is most original and inspiring when it looks at Brando's other work. As Bobby Seale remembers, "If I said, 'Constitutional democratic civil human rights,' I mean, it lit him up."


Monkey Business (Part 2: June)

Apparently, as the sun's strongest rays finally settle over the movie going public, sequels are the remedy to cool down an overheated demographic. This month alone holds five examples of such redux refreshment. The rest of the choices are a variety pack of genres, ideas and possibilities.


Monday, April 30 2007

Monkey Business (Part 1: May)

Talk about frontloading your approach. Each week in this first full month of patented popcorn movies finds another famous franchise icon making a major blockbuster bow. Only truly disastrous results from these guaranteed crowd-pleasers will keep the coffers from clogging with cash.


Tuesday, February 20 2007

Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

Where other "kids' films" might instruct or condescend, Bridge to Terabithia treats children like what they will eventually become: grown-ups.


Monday, August 21 2006

The Libertine (2004)

Rochester is "a beaten man," observes writer-director Laurence Dunmore, "Whilst he sort of knee-jerks the defiance."


Thursday, July 6 2006

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)

Demented and punctuated by Depp's scowls and "oofs," Jack Sparrow's stunty bits are mostly amusing and sometimes even surprising.


Thursday, March 9 2006

The Libertine (2004)

John Wilmot, the Second Earl of Rochester (Johnny Depp), is always the smartest guy in the room.


Tuesday, November 8 2005

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Two-Disc Deluxe Edition (2005)

Tim Burton's movie is mostly perky, slightly edgy, and dully episodic.


Finding Neverland (2004) (Reviews) [23.Mar.05]
Finding Neverland (2004) (Reviews) [19.Nov.04]
Secret Window (2004) (Reviews) [3.Aug.04]
Big Fish (2003) (Reviews) [26.Apr.04]
Secret Window (2004) (Reviews) [11.Mar.04]
Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) (Reviews) [10.Feb.04]
Manic (2001) (Reviews) [2.Feb.04]
Big Fish (2003) (Reviews) [8.Jan.04]
Alice in Wonderland (1966) (Reviews) [1.Dec.03]
Elf (2003) (Reviews) [10.Nov.03]
Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) (Reviews) [11.Sep.03]
Lost in La Mancha (2002) (Reviews) [9.Sep.03]
All the Real Girls (2002) (Reviews) [18.Aug.03]
Manic (2001) (Reviews) [29.May.03]
All the Real Girls (2002) (Reviews) [3.Apr.03]
Lost in La Mancha (2002) (Reviews) [13.Feb.03]
Abandon (2002) (Reviews) [18.Oct.02]
The Good Girl (2002) (Reviews) [9.Aug.02]
The New Guy (2002) (Reviews) [9.May.02]
Sleepy Hollow (1999) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Planet of the Apes (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Planet of the Apes (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
The Ninth Gate (1999) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
The Ninth Gate (1999) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
The Man Who Cried (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
From Hell (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
From Hell (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Chocolat (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Blow (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Before Night Falls (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Blow (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
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