Articles tagged hilary swank

West Coast Sound: Is Disney Victim to the “Decision Illusion”?

Is Disney's decision to let go of its subsidiary Marvel's entire West Coast marketing team a sound one? The question is certainly nowhere near as interesting as what this decision signals about the entertainment industry as a whole.

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The Story of a Woman on the Morning of a War

Shrapnel: Aristeia Rising is a rich and complex work teasing out the personal price paid by soldiers set on the stage of grand ideological battles for liberty and against the backdrop of deep drama of military tactics. There couldn't be a better choice than Hilary Swank for the just-announced upcoming movie.

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East to the Dawn: The Life of Amelia Earhart by Susan Butler

Butler's book illustrates the fact that Amelia Earhart became the embodiment of adventurous spirit because she was such a formidable force.

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Amelia dir. Mira Nair (new film / trailer)

The legacy of iconic pilot Amelia Earhart still sparks curiosity today. Amelia Earhart is now the subject of a new biopic simply entitled, Amelia, starring

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24 Mar 2009 // 9:00 PM

Part 3: The Sixth Sense to  Fight Club (August - October 1999)

Films that have left a lasting impression on their creators (M. Night Shyamalan, Sam Mendes, David Fincher) make up the majority of Part Three of our Films of 1999 overview.

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20 Dec 2007 // 8:00 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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`P.S. I Love You’ star Hilary Swank is still in fighting trim

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.—Back in 1981 when two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank was a 7-year-old living in Bellingham, Wash., she got her first kiss. That’s

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22 Apr 2007 // 9:58 PM

Freedom Writers (2007)

A sweet, well-intended film about the power of teachers and how the right motivation can inspire just about any student.

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5 Apr 2007 // 5:22 AM

The Reaping (2007)

Ben more or less embodies The Reaping's pretended argument between Christian belief and skepticism.

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5 Jan 2007 // 1:30 AM

Freedom Writers (2007)

Corny and contrived, Freedom Writers also argues for listening to teenagers. That alone makes it strange and even a little wonderful.

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Hilary Swank’s ‘Freedom Writers’ earns an ‘A’ for real

NEW YORK—In Freedom Writers, a drama based on the experiences of Erin Gruwell, a pre-law student’s desire to make a difference leads her

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15 Sep 2006 // 3:54 AM

The Black Dahlia (2006)

Why the detectives are obsessed with the murder is never clear, though it may have to do with the vacuum of a movie swirling around them: they've got nothing else to do.

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17 Dec 2004 // 12:00 AM

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

With the peculiarly titled Million Dollar Baby, Clint Eastwood elicits yet another remarkable performance from a young actor.

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9 Sep 2003 // 12:00 AM

The Core (2003)

While the film probably can't be recuperated, Jon Amiel's commentary on the DVD works some wonders of its own.

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28 Mar 2003 // 12:00 AM

The Core (2003)

Settles quickly into the most mundane of plot and character developments.

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23 May 2002 // 12:00 AM

Insomnia (2002)

The sun doesn't go down in Insomnia.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Sam Raimi's new scary movie isn't nearly scary enough.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Boys Don’t Cry (1999)

As the charismatic protagonist in Kimberly Peirce's Boys Don't Cry, Brandon embodies the ongoing dilemma of masculine identity. This dilemma is exacerbated by the fact that, when you see him riding that pickup truck, some fifteen minutes into the film, you already know that 18-year-old Brandon's efforts to act like a boy are complicated by the fact that he is, biologically speaking, a girl, born Teena Brandon.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

The Affair of the Necklace (2001)

It really sucks to be poor and of no social consequence, especially once you have had a taste of nobility and luxury.

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