Articles tagged dakota fanning

22 Dec 2010 // 3:30 AM

The Year in Music: March 2010

Records were broken and notable songs were released in March 2010, which is the latest focus of our look at the year’s biggest events in

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‘The Runaways’: Coming of Age in Pre-Punk, Glam Rock ‘70s Los Angeles

The Runaways isn't the faithfully detailed documentary biopic many fans were hoping it would be, but it's still a pretty spectacular rock 'n' roll story.

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6 Feb 2009 // 4:10 AM

Push

Too much explanation, of the sort Cassie is inclined to provide, only slows down the nonsense Push is pushing.

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6 Feb 2009 // 4:00 AM

Coraline

The other mother in Coraline is mother-love gone berserk, all-consuming and self-serving.

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‘Push’ Lacks Energy, Excitement

They say the most important element in a science fiction story is a strong, understandable mythology. Formulate a believable, working, and logistically logical universe where

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Tim Burton often gets the credit for directing “Nightmare Before Christmas.” He produced the film. Henry Selick directed it. Selick guided all of the creatures

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3 Feb 2009 // 10:00 PM

‘Coraline’ is a Classic

The nostalgic effect of stop motion animation is potent. Indeed, the moment a member of an earlier generation sees the static, superlative work of such

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17 Oct 2008 // 1:55 AM

The Secret Life of Bees

May's wailing wall appears repeatedly in Gina Prince-Blythewood's The Secret Life of Bees, each time an invitation to reflect, to remember what was and hope for what might be.

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12 Oct 2008 // 10:00 PM

The Secret Life of Bees

What could have been a brave film turned out lukewarm, lost in its own self-importance, stripped of its feminist overtones and watered down for mass consumption.

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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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5 Jun 2007 // 9:59 PM

Kids’ DVDs: June 2007

Given that babies and young children love nothing more than repetition, repetition, and... um.... repetition, I can't understand why even the pointiest of heads would think children between the ages of six months and three years could possible need 23 different Baby Einstein DVDs.

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13 Dec 2006 // 11:45 PM

Charlottes Web (2006)

Surprise! There is nothing even remotely offensive or ironic or postmodern about Charlotte's Web.

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Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005)

Though Ben is gruff and finds it difficult to cuddle up with his adorable daughter, the movie gives him good (or least movie-like) reason.

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1 Jul 2005 // 12:00 AM

War of the Worlds (2005)

Both smart-looking and simple-minded, War of the Worlds powers along on visual tricks and the frequent terrorizing of Dakota Fanning.

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28 Jan 2005 // 12:00 AM

Hide and Seek (2005)

Dakota Fanning seems alternately to be channeling Beetlejuice-era Winona Ryder and Christina Ricci's Wednesday Addams.

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15 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

Man on Fire (2004)

Tony Scott enthuses, 'I had such a brilliant smorgasbord of really odd, strange personalities and different looks.'"

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23 Apr 2004 // 12:00 AM

Man on Fire (2004)

Man on Fire means to distress. Punctuated by mobile subtitles and assaultive editing, the movie underlines the daily threat of living in places where kidnapping is a sort of business, organized and ongoing.

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Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat (2003)

Just in time for Thanksgiving: the Paris Hilton movie.

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14 Aug 2003 // 12:00 AM

Uptown Girls (2003)

Molly looks great in glitter tops and short skirts. What else could she need to know?.

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9 Jan 2003 // 12:00 AM

Trapped (2002)

Scary as this sounds -- Courtney Love channeling Claire Standish or Andie Walsh -- it might explain a few things about what was going on in Trapped.

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The Best and Worst Films of Spring 2015

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"January through April is a time typically made up of award season leftovers, pre-summer spectacle, and more than a few throwaways. Here are PopMatters' choices for the best and worst of the last four months.

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