Articles tagged brendan fraser

Alas, There is Nothing ‘Extraordinary’ About ‘Extraordinary Measures’

Harrison Ford and Brendan Fraser make a serviceable team, but Extraordinary Measures can't escape its very ordinary presentation.

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Part 1: The Thin Red Line to Star Wars Episode I (January - May 1999)

The first part of PopMatters' look back at the films of 1999 is bookended by the long awaited return of two cinematic auteurs of wildly different styles, Terrence Malick and George Lucas.

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The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

I've never been so eager to skip past the story to get to the special features.

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26 Jan 2009 // 2:00 AM

Inkheart

The screenplay follows a listless episodic structure, in which one barely connected segment follows another without cumulatively charging the overarching story.

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Brendan Fraser hopes good fortune rains on him again with the fantasy ‘Inkheart’

SANTA MONICA, Calif. - The fantasy-adventure “Inkheart” features creatures and castles. Medieval hallucinations. Flying monkeys. Ominous, sky-filling specters. Helen Mirren on a motorcycle. It’s

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26 Dec 2008 // 4:43 AM

Hollywood, race and the Age of Obama

Gook. Dragon lady. Swamp rats. These are but a few of the cringe-inducing racial epithets spewed by Clint Eastwood’s Walt Kowalski in “Gran Torino,”

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The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

If aspirations and ambitions were all it took to make a good movie (or at the very least, a merely entertaining one), there’d be

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The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

Amid all the poorly edited, atrociously written tumult, the silly CGI and the tragic misuse of Jet Li and Michelle Yeoh, Rick remains an appealing throwback hero.

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30 Jul 2008 // 10:43 PM

Corpse Grinding

It’s never pleasant when something that was lightweight (albeit cheesy) and fun is forced into profit sharing mode. Put another way, when a franchise

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24 Jul 2008 // 4:56 AM

Digital technology rescues filmgoers in new 3-D film

(Kyle Alcott/Dallas Morning News/MCT) Although they get a lot of hype, movies shot in 3-D have historically been a bit of a headache.

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Yes, you are seeing things: 3-D movies are back, and better than ever

DALLAS - 3-D is having a moment. Of course, it’s had other moments, from the golden age of the early 1950s to one-off sensations

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Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)

Brendan Fraser is stuck inside Journey to the Center of the Earth, a movie with precious little new to say about journeys, centers, or -- amazingly -- action.

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This ‘Journey’ is Generic, But Fun

There is nothing wrong with being generic. There is no crime in staying standard and formulaic. Sure, it signals a kind of creative malaise on

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Hollywood returns to the center of the Earth with a new dimension

We might be digging for an analogy here, but compare the Earth to a golf ball (and the Big Bang as tee time!): Both have

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If anybody knows the secret to how one acts when starring in big-screen, big-effects summer movie spectacles, it’s Brendan Fraser. The guy’s done

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: August 2008

Talk about a crowded schedule. There are more offerings scheduled this month than in the previous two combined.

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: July 2008

And it just doesn't stop. If part two in this three-ring play was packed with well hyped product, July just keeps the receipt treats coming.

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6 May 2005 // 1:00 AM

Crash (2004)

The lesson seems geared toward those viewers who were surprised by the Rodney King video, that is, people who don't regularly deal with cultural collisions.

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Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)

I doubt there are many other youngish actors who could keep up with Daffy Duck as skillfully as Brendan Fraser.

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13 Feb 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Quiet American (2002)

That the U.S. imagines itself in the position to take unilateral decisions that affect the rest of the world is as much a function of the nation's founding myths (all that 'city on a hill' business, represented in Pyle's notion that he can save Phuong) as it is its economic might (Pyle's knowledge that he can support Phuong).

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Fave Five: Alpine

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"Australian sextet Alpine's newest album is a fantastic expansion of their joyous pop sound, but two members give us five records apiece that helped define their unique musical identities.

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