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7 Dec 2007 // 2:00 AM

The Golden Compass

Too bland and disjointed to match up with either set up expectations, The Golden Compass is too familiar to be beguiling, too interested in appeasing masses and selling the Corgi toy line.

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Director says initial reaction to ‘Compass’ hasn’t been golden

Chris Weitz is a moviemaker on the spot. He’s just directed a multi-million dollar movie fantasy, “The Golden Compass,” which opens around the world

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‘Compass’ author’s atheism stirs debate on film’s message

Nina Hemmer is a reader. The 11-year-old Shorewood, Wis., girl is plowing through the Bible and hopes “to get to the part about Jesus’ birth

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26 Nov 2007 // 1:42 AM

Director Todd Haynes rediscovers Bob Dylan

NEW YORK—It was in the year 2000 that filmmaker Todd Haynes rediscovered Bob Dylan all over again. “I had always admired Dylan—I was a

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25 Nov 2007 // 11:00 PM

August Rush

Evan has the great good luck of being a veritable Magical Negro magnet.

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21 Nov 2007 // 3:18 AM

I’m Not There

Dylan Per Se is a trip, an embodiment of potential meanings for fans and detractors, a performative opportunity for movie stars.

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30 Oct 2007 // 12:39 AM

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The talents behind ‘3:10 to Yuma’ hope the Western will ride again

SAN FRANCISCO—Meanwhile, back at the hotel ... After a photo shoot staged at Marin County, Calif., horse stables, James Mangold and Peter Fonda are back

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7 Sep 2007 // 2:42 AM

3:10 to Yuma

All the men in this movie think they're doing the right thing, no matter how unhinged their actions may look.

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18 Aug 2007 // 9:42 PM

The Invasion

With 2007’s oft-delayed The Invasion, there is simply no more symbolic juice left.

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17 Aug 2007 // 3:00 AM

The Invasion (2007)

Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel (who made the impressive Downfall), the film goes from sharp paranoid thriller to noisy action flick.

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Reading Comics by Douglas Wolk

Wolk discusses each selection with a fan's enthusiasm and a critic's eye for detail.

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2 Aug 2007 // 8:06 AM

Chicago film crew tries to keep ‘Batman’ under wraps

CHICAGO - A curious crowd has gathered in Old Town, where a film crew has spent a good portion of the night setting up shop.

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In auteur/artist Werner Herzog’s world, there are only two major conflicts – man vs. nature, and man vs. his own nature. Such a philosophy

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Oscar Micheaux: The Great and Only: The Life of Americas First Black Filmmaker by Patrick McGilligan

Reading The Great and Only, one can only imagine the kind of film Micheaux's life story would make, and regret that the man himself isn't around to make it.

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6 Jul 2007 // 4:00 AM

Rescue Dawn (2007)

Dieter's dedication grants him passion and strength, but the film never lets you forget the paradox he lives, his illicit status and the fact that "America" cannot rescue him.

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29 Jun 2007 // 2:32 AM

You see a commercial for a new TV series everyone’s talking about, and yet you’re not interested. It seems too silly, too violent

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Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End is actually awful enough to inspire appreciation for the games that get its flaws right.

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28 May 2007 // 10:00 PM

Superman: Emperor Joker

Sadly, this is one of those stories that was better in my memory.

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25 May 2007 // 4:34 AM

Tia Dalma of ‘Pirates’ was a role to dye for

Tia Dalma, the sultry, scary, tattooed voodoo priestess, played a pivotal role in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. But her part is

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