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Part 3: The Sixth Sense to  Fight Club (August - October 1999)

Films that have left a lasting impression on their creators (M. Night Shyamalan, Sam Mendes, David Fincher) make up the majority of Part Three of our Films of 1999 overview.

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‘What Just Happened?’ Nothing Worth Watching!

Hollywood hates poking fun at itself. While it’s handled its fair share of good natured cinematic ribbing, once we get to the seething scalding

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Director brings some of his own industry experiences to ‘What Just Happened?’

Veteran filmmaker Barry Levinson (who gave us “Good Morning Vietnam” and “Rain Man” as well as the sci-fi botch “Sphere” and the Ben Stiller-Jack Black

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20 Oct 2008 // 1:37 AM

What Just Happened

Less an expose than a recap of what even casual observers of the industry know or intuit, What Just Happened relies on clichés even as it deplores them.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: November 2008

Like the sainted sigh of relief that comes after another shriek-filled All Hallow's Eve, November usually means the start of the 'nominate me' process for the proposed prestige pictures of 2008.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: October 2008

What studio suit thought this was a good idea? With four months to schedule your high priced efforts, you instead unload almost 30 overpriced pictures on an unsuspecting movie audience.

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The Perfect Lean, Mean, Macho Machine

The Die Hard series is a true rollercoaster of visual excesses guaranteed to raise the viewer’s adrenaline levels – while invoking intriguing ideological and cultural subtexts that deal with race, gender, masculinity, and social anxieties.

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2 Jan 2008 // 9:00 PM

Live Free or Die Hard

Bruce Willis' career may not have mandated a fourth trip into Die Hard territory. Who knew that action fans needed it so badly?

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23 Sep 2007 // 9:57 PM

Perfect Stranger

It’s not so much the endless heavy-handed clues, outmoded dialogue, or totally untrustworthy traits of the main characters that make the movie so unforgivable; it’s the purposeless ending that eschews all previous traits, dialogue, and clues.

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2 Jul 2007 // 10:00 PM

Die Hard Neocon

In yet another Die Hard film this summer, Bruce Willis will reprise his role as John McClane. But can the public stomach the implicit politics that animate him?

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29 Jun 2007 // 1:58 AM

If new ‘Die Hard’ is a hit, Timothy Olyphant can live free

MODESTO, Calif.—If you’re going to go big, go big. If you’re going to go bad, go bad. If you’re going to

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Bruce Willis talks about the tardy return of his tough-guy alter ego

Bruce Willis shoots into the hotel suite like a blue-eyed bullet, head shaved, T white, jeans pale as his orbs. The wiry actor is trim,

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Live Free or Die Hard (2007)

Bruce Willis as John McClane is back, recalling all the retro rightness and righteousness he first incarnated in 1988.

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14 Jun 2007 // 3:00 PM

Mr. Cool: Bruce Willis returning to ‘Die Hard’ after 12 years

"Fifty percent of the time I'm right, but 50 percent of the time I'm just as wrong," he says in response to a question about his knack for choosing projects like "Die Hard" (1988) and "The Sixth Sense" (1999).

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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.

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13 Apr 2007 // 2:00 AM

Perfect Stranger (2007)

While it begins dully enough for an investigative thriller, Perfect Stranger quickly skids off into abject foolishness.

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11 Apr 2007 // 4:42 AM

Halle Berry’s Academy Award has made all the difference

"There was a time, before Oscar, when I could not have even got in the room with certain directors."

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Moonlighting - Season Five - The Final Season

A Moonlighting discussion -- about the romance, chemistry, and physics of a classic show.

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Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema (2006)

This was never intended to be a conventional movie, but more like a personal industrial film illustrating the process that brings the corpse of a cow to your dinner table.

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23 Feb 2007 // 12:00 AM

The Astronaut Farmer (2007)

Audie has always believed Charlie will launch his rocket. And with one neat, maybe comical metaphor, it's very clear what's at stake.

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Marina and the Diamonds Wrap Up U.S. Tour at Terminal 5 (Photos)

// Notes from the Road

"Marina's star shines bright and her iridescent pop shines brighter. Froot is her most solid album yet. Her tour continues into the new year throughout Europe.

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