Articles tagged craig t. nelson

4 Mar 2010 // 5:30 AM

On TV: Parenthood (video)

Better Than Advertised

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Summer of Same: June 2009

This month's "original" fare offers a take on a Sid and Marty Krofft classic, more battling seizure robots, and the retaking of '70s subway thriller. Everything old is new again.

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9 Sep 2007 // 9:41 PM

Blades of Glory

It takes genuine pros to make the mock-sport movie look like a worthwhile competition. A brisk, disposable amusement.

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Part 5: The Return of the Auteur

That noise you heard near the start of the new millennium was the creative din of a brash new breed of filmmakers tearing down the traditions of mainstream moviemaking. Their motion picture mission statements -- including the ones featured on this list -- remain the rulebook for new generations of anxious film artists.

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1 May 2006 // 3:00 PM

The Family Stone (2005)

In trying to balance the competing forces of farce and pathos, the film is at times funny and moving, though there are so many characters and subplots that some get lost in the shuffle.

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16 Dec 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Family Stone (2005)

The self-congratulating, liberal-leaning Stones are addled when good boy Everett (Dermot Mulroney) brings home the very bad fiancée.

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7 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Incredibles (2004)

Its snark makes The Incredibles one of those cartoons that mainstream, self-knowing adults might appreciate along with their kids.

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5 Nov 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Incredibles (2004)

Instead of dolls and fishies, the stars of the The Incredibles are angsty adults, specifically, superheroes whose flying-high heyday is over.

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28 Apr 2003 // 12:00 AM

Troop Beverly Hills (1989)

So self-indulgent, so over the top, so gay. We loved it.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

The District / C.S.I.

Police Chief Mannion's know-it-allness is grating, no doubt. And like many crusaders before him, he maintains this attitude no matter what happens, blaming everyone else for what goes wrong.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

The Skulls (2000)

There is creative genius behind The Skulls. Someone, somehow, managed to pull together a pretty intriguing trailer for this thriller.

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//Mixed media
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'Wanted' Is a Spaghetti Western That Will Leave You Wanting

// Short Ends and Leader

"The charisma of Giuliano Gemma and some stellar action sequences can't save this sub-par spaghetti western.

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