Articles tagged david morse

12 May 2009 // 10:00 PM

Passengers

As much effort as apparently went into it, the film nonetheless feels like a pit stop for everyone involved.

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Part 5: Toy Story 2 to Titus (November - December 1999)

On this final day of PopMatters' 1999 overview, awards season hype gives way to pure acting prowess and definitive directorial flair.

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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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22 Jun 2008 // 11:00 PM

John Adams (HBO Miniseries)

Avoiding the powdered-wig iconography of the founding fathers, this film broadens the view of these revolutionary leaders and their tumultuous times.

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27 Feb 2008 // 7:48 AM

(Ari Mintz/Newsday/MCT) Before there was a Dr. Kovac or Dr. Greene on “ER,” before McDreamy on “Grey’s Anatomy,” there was Dr. Jack “

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15 Aug 2007 // 10:58 PM

Disturbia

Similar to the way Blade Runner effortlessly channels the archetypes of noir inside the wholly original world of a futuristic LA.

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‘Disturbia’ star Shia LaBeouf was destined for an acting career

"When you look into his eyes, you can see an old soul," said "Disturbia" director D.J. Caruso.

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13 Apr 2007 // 3:05 AM

Disturbia (2007)

For all its revisiting of Rear Window's basic themes, however, Disturbia is most effective when it points to the differences between then and now.

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8 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

St. Elsewhere - Season 1

St. Elsewheremodernized narrative structure, shook up the visual language of TV drama, and introduced "place" as the central character around which the actors came and went.

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4 May 2006 // 3:00 AM

Down in the Valley (2005)

Look out: here comes another revisionist Western.

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2 Mar 2006 // 11:00 PM

16 Blocks (2006)

Richard Donner's latest buddy-action flick is thick with wrong decisions.

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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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9 Sep 2003 // 1:00 AM

Double Vision (Shuang Tong) (2002)

Shows how the struggle to see and know is an increasingly complex and global one.

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30 Sep 2002 // 1:00 AM

Hack

It's life-changing redemption all the way, at the hands of a flawed saint who can instruct us all.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Proof of Life (2000)

Alice is quite visibly 'alone,' differentiated by her race and class from the folks who populate the streets, marketplaces, and televised protests against the oil company. And indeed, Alice's bond with Terry begins with the fact that he's Anglo, and she feels she can 'trust' him.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Proof of Life (2000)

The camera pans across the protest scene focusing briefly on a placard in Spanish but conveniently translated to English in subtitle: 'Shoot the Imperialist Bastards.' This sudden interjection is startling, set against a backdrop of relative fluff.

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Hearts in Atlantis (2001)

The nostalgia infusing 'Hearts in Atlantis' often makes the film infuriating, as well as just plain dopey.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

The Green Mile (1999)

ound dogs baying, wildflowers bending to the wind, angry white men in shirt-sleeves carrying shotguns, a swatch of cloth clinging to a tree branch. The details are all a little too familiar. You know you're looking at yet another recreation of the scary Old American South, specifically, you're looking at the set up for a lynching. This first scene of Frank Darabont's The Green Mile...

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

The Green Mile (1999)

It's not news to anyone that Steven King screen adaptations get tossed into two categories: absolute crap (Maximum Overdrive, Cujo, Pet Cemetery, et. al.) and important American cinema (Stanley Kubrick's The Shining and Frank Darabont's previous King adaptation, The Shawshank Redemption).

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Dancer in the Dark (2000)

'Dancer in the Dark', for all its fantastical musical excursions and all its tear-jerkiness nevertheless brings home the sobering reminder that justice does not always prevail.

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"When episode six opens to find Elliot in terror and panic, it is soon confirmed that he should be.

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