Articles tagged djimon hounsou

6 Feb 2009 // 5:10 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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‘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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Celulloid Culpability - Top 10 Film Guilty Pleasures of 2008

Like comedy or music, one's choice in cinematic pleasure can be very personal - and very peculiar. Take this tantalizing list of shameful indulgences. You can argue over their artistic value, but their individuals rewards definitely speak to those who champion them.

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14 Mar 2008 // 1:00 AM

Never Back Down

Within two minutes of slamming, bloody, muddy mess in Never Back Down, you know that Jake has daddy issues.

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8 Dec 2006 // 4:00 AM

Blood Diamond (2006)

The movie can't seem to get out of its own way, relying on melodramatic clichés to make complex political observations.

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Gladiator: Extended Edition (2000)

It's a bad sign for your making-of doc when the most interesting folks to listen to are the studio weasels.

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21 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Island (2005)

Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson run around in an efficiently digitized near-future scary-scape, occasionally propelled by ethical questions about cloning.

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1 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Beauty Shop (2005)

Good news: Queen Latifah is free of wet noodle Jimmy Fallon.

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18 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

Constantine (2005)

Doubting his mission and his faith even as he's consumed by them, Constantine is an achingly topical comic book/movie hero.

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17 May 2004 // 1:00 AM

In America (2003)

The semi-autobiographical tale of director Jim Sheridan considers the many complicated ways that 'America' works as idea and experience, the ways it engulfs, consumes, and produces its subjects.

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4 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

In America (2003)

Everything in In America turns magical once Mateo appears.

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Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)

'She's really pretty handy with knives and guns, this girl.'"

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Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)

The focus on her irate face reveals Lara's resolve, fury, and urgency. She's not playing.

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31 Jan 2003 // 1:00 AM

Biker Boyz (2003)

Amid all the conventional movie dazzle, Biker Boyz's most important idea is the bike.

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26 Sep 2002 // 1:00 AM

The Four Feathers (2002)

It's alarmingly short-sighted fiction, offering only occasional glimpses of the imperial project's fundamental viciousness and ignorance.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Gladiator (2000)

They don’t make movies like they used to. But then again, why would they? Gladiator claims to be a return to the days of

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

// Notes from the Road

"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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