Articles tagged gerard butler

Summer of Same: July 2009

In a rare attempt at novelty, July jets along with only Harry Potter and the Ice Age crew sampling continuing series spoils. The rest provide unknown pleasures.

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25 Mar 2009 // 10:00 AM

Adult-targeted animation among DVD releases this month

Things are busy on the animation front with three noteworthy efforts - all of them aimed squarely at adult audiences - making their DVD debuts

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Watchmen: Tales from the Black Freighter/Under the Hood (2009)

As it continues to underperform at the box office, it’s obvious now that the entire Watchmen phenomenon was one magical adventure that few were

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11 Feb 2009 // 2:32 AM

Zack Attack

How did he do it? How did Zack Snyder go from motion picture no one (well, he did direct a Michael Jordan documentary short and

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31 Oct 2008 // 4:12 AM

RocknRolla

Violence is the primary form of communication among all the film's macho posturers.

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‘Rocknrolla’ Marks Ritchie’s Return

It’s been easy to dismiss Guy Ritchie as of late. The soon to be former Mr. Madonna has done little outside the limelight to

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8 Oct 2008 // 5:07 PM

Fast chat with ‘Rocknrolla’ director Guy Ritchie

TORONTO—Probably better known as Madonna’s husband than as a director of high-style, high-attitude, comic-book-type thrillers (“Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels”), Guy Ritchie

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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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Seven speedy minutes with ‘Nim’s Island’ star Jodie Foster

Making a movie is only part of an actor’s job. Most also give interviews just before their latest films hit theaters. Jodie Foster has

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4 Apr 2008 // 2:30 AM

Nim’s Island

The focus in Nim's Island is most earnestly on the relationship that develops between 11-year-old Nim and Alex (Jodie Foster) from San Francisco.

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27 Feb 2008 // 9:59 PM

Shattered

Come for the Brash Young Ad Exec getting his come-uppance from Mysterious Sinister Stranger, but stay for the extras.

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20 Dec 2007 // 9:00 PM

P.S. I Love You

For all his plain-speaking, down-homey affect, Harry Connick, Jr. remains something of a mystery.

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12 Aug 2007 // 10:59 PM

Three Hundred

300's penchant for drama and exaggeration is proof that a far-reaching vision and hyperbole can come together to tell a much better story than one based purely on historical facts.

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13 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

Spartan Spectators

The earnestness of 300 assaults reality so effectively that it ends up destroying myth.

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Iranian exiles see film ‘300’ as an attempt to vilify Persians

The Hollywood blockbuster “300” has fueled conversations in the Iranian exile community across the United States, even spawning demands for an apology from the film’s

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16 Mar 2007 // 9:55 PM

300 defies description. Every attempt by mainstream critics to categorize or contextualize the film is more or less wrong. This is not some manner of anti-war

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9 Mar 2007 // 2:00 AM

300 (2007)

Spartans! Simple and resonant, this call to identity comes up frequently in 300, the film based on Frank Miller's graphic novel.

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The PopMatters ‘Short Ends & Leader’ Spring Film Preview

In order to separate the worthy from the worthless, PopMatters' "Short Ends & Leader" editor is highlighting 10 new films he's looking forward to this spring.

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4 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

Dear Frankie (2005)

Dear Frankie uses humor to acknowledge and, temporarily, transcend the fragility of human survival.

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The Phantom of the Opera (2004)

You might read this as a not-so-subtle indictment of the bourgie masses who consume popular culture: their taste sucks.

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"Which is better, Cher’s voice before or after Auto-Tune?

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