Articles tagged ian mcshane

10 Dec 2009 // 9:59 PM

The Brontë Collection

Lovers of all things Brontë will want to check out this BBC box set.

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15 Mar 2009 // 6:45 AM

Kings: Series Premiere

What's most striking about Kings is its ambition -- its wide-ranging creation of a world to surround its class-divided characters.

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6 Feb 2009 // 5:00 AM

Coraline

The other mother in Coraline is mother-love gone berserk, all-consuming and self-serving.

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3 Feb 2009 // 11:00 PM

‘Coraline’ is a Classic

The nostalgic effect of stop motion animation is potent. Indeed, the moment a member of an earlier generation sees the static, superlative work of such

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19 Jan 2009 // 8:59 PM

Will Shakespeare

Much of Will Shakespeare’s story overlaps with that of Ray Charles or Johnny Cash, if we are to believe our biopics.

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20 Dec 2008 // 11:36 AM

Death Race (2008): Unrated DVD

Remakes are like those proverbial Tribbles in the classic Trek episode. Give them a creative inch - or in the case of Hollywood, a recognizable

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22 Aug 2008 // 3:59 AM

Death Race

Anderson dilutes Roger Corman’s satire by locating Death Race among society’s transgressors, depicting their dysfunctions with gory relish, and confining the race safely behind the walls of an isolated prison.

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‘Race’ Racks Up Some Guilty Pleasures

Remakes are like those proverbial Tribbles in the classic Trek episode. Give them a creative inch - or in the case of Hollywood, a recognizable

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18 May 2007 // 11:24 AM

Acting legend Julie Andrews returns in Shrek the Third

LOS ANGELES—PUBLICIST: “You’re not going to write that you watched the Kentucky Derby in Julie Andrews’ bedroom, are you?” JOURNALIST: “I wouldn’t

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18 May 2007 // 5:00 AM

Shrek the Third (2007)

Nothing looks to be ongoing so much as Shrek, except maybe the other sequel machines huffing and puffing this summer.

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Monkey Business (Part 1: May)

Talk about frontloading your approach. Each week in this first full month of patented popcorn movies finds another famous franchise icon making a major blockbuster bow. Only truly disastrous results from these guaranteed crowd-pleasers will keep the coffers from clogging with cash.

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Net-Works: The Best TV of 2006

You won't have to look far along your television dial to discover the Top TV picks from PopMatters staff. From 20 upward, each entry represents the boob tube at its best.

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22 Dec 2006 // 3:20 AM

We Are Marshall (2006)

The film manages a complex range of feelings with a series of hackneyed characters, plot turns, and montages. Lots of montages.

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28 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Scoop (2006)

Allen once channeled Bergman in Interiors and Fellini in Stardust Memories, but in Scoop, he commits a more self-indulgent crime, paying tribute to his own works.

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28 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Scoop (2006)

If Scoop has a theme, submerged beneath its poor plotting, clumsy editing, and reductive characterizations, deception might be it.

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10 Jul 2006 // 3:00 AM

Deadwood: The Complete Second Season

For those who have taken the time to appreciate its oily charms, the subtle shifts in dynamics between the show's unreliable heroes and villains, and its unparalleled ensemble of character actors, Deadwood is one of the most arresting and original series in TV history.

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22 May 2006 // 4:00 PM

Deadwood - The Complete Second Season

For those who have taken the time to appreciate its oily charms, the subtle shifts in dynamics between the show's unreliable heroes and villains, and its unparalleled ensemble of character actors, Deadwood is one of the most arresting and original series in TV history.

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21 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

Deadwood

Deadwood is possibly the most coruscating indictment of American capitalism ever aired in primetime.

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12 Apr 2004 // 1:00 AM

Deadwood

Wily and self-possessed, Sol Star is an unusual combination of a Lower East Side peddler and Gary Cooper in High Noon.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Sexy Beast (2001)

Granted, psycho villains per se are not news. But that's sort of the point with Don -- perversely, he's hyper-aware of his ordinariness, his conformity to expectations of the people around him who submit and look away when he's in the room, like you're told to do when a mad dog approaches.

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'Thank Your Lucky Stars' These Old Hollywood A-Listers Don't Usually Sing

// Short Ends and Leader

"This featherweight, all-star WWII fundraiser looks great in its new Blu-ray edition.

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