Articles tagged dennis quaid

When the going’s good, even potential bad news can seem a blessing. And things are going swimmingly for Dennis Quaid these days. His last

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Summer of Same: August 2009

With names like Tarantino, Lee, and Zombie, the final month of the season pulls out all the film geek stops. Still, the only guarantee is familiarity, not freshness.

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Summer of Same: May 2009

May's titles include the fourth films in two aging franchises, more Pixar perfection, and the reboot of a TV series from 40 years ago. And they say there are no new ideas.

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15 Jan 2009 // 9:00 PM

The Express (2008)

Sports films can no longer function as mere history or information. Thanks to the mandates of the genre, physicality must match ideology like poorly drafted

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10 Oct 2008 // 2:22 AM

The Express

Again and again, Ernie (Rob Brown) faces down racist thug defenders, his singular prowess signaled by the film's slow motion and big music.

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Cliches Clog ‘Express’ Story of Success

Sports films can no longer function as mere history or information. Thanks to the mandates of the mainstream, which sees allegories in all manner of

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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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20 Jul 2008 // 10:59 PM

Vantage Point

It’s almost rather brilliant the way the film betrays and sabotages itself as it comes down the home stretch.

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11 Apr 2008 // 2:20 AM

Smart People

Smart People is determined to showcase familial quirk in multiple dimensions.

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Dennis Quaid stepped outside of his comfort zone for ‘Smart People’

Known for his broad smile and his sex appeal, Dennis Quaid will be appearing as of Friday in a movie that required him to wear

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22 Feb 2008 // 3:20 AM

Vantage Point

As Vantage Point becomes increasingly busy with personal betrayals and redemptions, the ostensible politics, reductive to begin with, fall by the wayside.

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21 Apr 2006 // 3:00 AM

American Dreamz (2006)

Here's the rub: does it matter that consumers know all about the badness and the cynical ambition, but watch anyway?

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Flight of the Phoenix (2004)

Much like John Moore's Behind Enemy Lines, Phoenix splices together traditional and current action movie clichés and rhythms.

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14 Jan 2005 // 1:00 AM

In Good Company (2004)

In Good Company pushes Carter and Dan up against one another, so that they can work through their mutual anxieties, resentments, and jealousies.

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Flight of the Phoenix (2004)

Most remarkably, after what looks like weeks in the desert sun, no one ever gets a sunburn.

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The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

Even as it lays down a scary geopolitical scenario and a few partisan gauntlets, The Day After Tomorrow aims to please.

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29 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Alamo (2004)

'A lot of people who have seen this movie are surprised that we have depicted these people warts and all,' says historian Stephen L. Hardin.

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28 May 2004 // 1:00 AM

Day After Tomorrow (2004)

As the 'eye of the storm' speeds across the screen, instantly freezing everything in its path, Jack looks up to see a flag, turned spastically solid in a second. Here it is, the money shot: the emblematic United States, stuck in time, blind to consequences, fixated on its own reckless self-love.

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8 Apr 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Alamo (2004)

Standing on a rooftop at the Alamo, the apparently valiant and suddenly insightful Davy Crockett (Billy Bob Thornton) pulls out his fiddle.

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10 Feb 2004 // 1:00 AM

The History Channel Presents: The Alamo

At the end of the day, the truth can never compete with a good story.

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Double Take: 'The French Connection' (1971)

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"You pick your feet in Poughkeepsie, and we pick The French Connection for Double Take #18.

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