Articles tagged dan aykroyd

The End of the Beach Boys’ Summer

Then and now, the ethical questions that arise here involve the choice to turn this troubled phase of Brian Wilson's life and career into entertainment.

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Dan Aykroyd: From Ghost Buster to Spirit Drinker

Long before launching a premium vodka based on the crystal skull tales, Aykroyd educated the masses on blues music and the paranormal -- in addition to being a comedy genius behind many of the '80s most quotable movies.

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Chaplin: 15th Anniversary Edition

Robert Downey Jr. is a significant reason why this 1993 effort is worth revisiting.

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17 Oct 2008 // 5:03 AM

Chaplin: 15th Anniversary Edition

Some legends are impossible to capture on film. When an icon inexplicably becomes something to everyone, no matter the era, that personal pliability and universal

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Saturday Night Live: The Complete Third Season: Limited Edition Boxed Set

The hit-and-miss eclecticism that can make marathon viewing a chore is also exactly what completists crave from these sets.

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Super Duper Bad: The Worst Films of 2007

From Good Luck Chuck to Julie Taymor's ill-advised Beatlesque '60s tribute Across the Universe, PopMatters presents the dreck of 2007.

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I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007)

Ving Rhames gets that Duncan can be gay, and not have to be a fulltime "flamer," in the film's parlance.

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I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007)

This gay marriage movie isn’t really ready to deal with the overriding disputes that arise whenever civil rights and civil unions become part of the human dialogue.

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Monkey Business (Part 3: July)

Finally, a month with only one remaining series contender. All wizard based Potter-y aside, this will be the most tenuous time for the business called show. After a strong start, the eccentric collection of entertainments here could make or break this potentially record shattering motion picture season.

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Christmas with the Kranks (2004)

Tim Allen needs to stop making Christmas movies.

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15 Oct 2004 // 12:00 AM

Bright Young Things (2004)

Stephen Fry can't throw us any curveballs because he's got to stick close to Waugh, so he subjects us to formulaic depravity for three-quarters of the film, with minor variations.

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50 First Dates: Special Edition (2004)

Always in the present, Drew Barrymore's Lucy is changed in an instant. And she's irresistible.

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12 Feb 2004 // 12:00 AM

50 First Dates (2004)

Henry sets his sights on doing the right thing for Lucy, who will always be a childish girl, never have agency, never be able to make an informed decision that she can count on lasting.

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14 Feb 2002 // 2:00 PM

Crossroads (2002)

Unlike the audiences at most movie previews, these folks at 'Crossroads' were amped.

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The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)

In his latest film, Woody Allen moves in slow motion. Actually, the whole of The Curse of the Jade Scorpion appears to be creaking and shuffling, like it's been made by zombies.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

The House of Mirth (2000)

Lily's detractors can use her slightest slip-ups -- for instance, smoking a cigarette or gambling at cards -- as weapons against her -- in her set, women's smoking is considered improper and even a sign of promiscuity.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Diamonds (2000)

Most of the action in Diamonds involves a road trip undertaken by Harry Agensky (Kirk Douglas), his son Lance (Dan Aykroyd), and grandson Michael (Corbin Allred).

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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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