Articles tagged jay hernandez

14 Dec 2008 // 9:00 PM

Nothing Like the Holidays

Nothing Like the Holidays is like a lot of other holiday movies.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: November 2008

Like the sainted sigh of relief that comes after another shriek-filled All Hallow's Eve, November usually means the start of the 'nominate me' process for the proposed prestige pictures of 2008.

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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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22 Jun 2007 // 5:31 AM

Filmgoers may be fed up with sadistic gore

Are we sick of being scared, or just scared of being sick? That’s the question posed by the mild box office returns for “Hostel:

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10 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

Hostel II (2007)

At first, the girls in Hostel II don't look as eager to be victims as did the boys in Hostel.

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10 Jun 2007 // 10:45 PM

I’m sure he expected vitriol. Maybe he even welcomed a little of it. Controversy sure spins the turnstiles. But nothing could have prepared Eli

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Monkey Business (Part 2: June)

Apparently, as the sun's strongest rays finally settle over the movie going public, sequels are the remedy to cool down an overheated demographic. This month alone holds five examples of such redux refreshment. The rest of the choices are a variety pack of genres, ideas and possibilities.

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28 Sep 2006 // 1:00 AM

Six Degrees

In a city of eight million people, I’d bet you could find at least 7.9 million everyday dramas that are more engaging and genuine than the ones assembled here.

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9 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

World Trade Center

While the survivors lie within this well of shadows and shards, the film shows tv viewers around the world, briefly united in horror and incredulity, watching iconic CNN footage.

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13 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

Hostel (2006)

Paxton is suddenly the Last Girl in a movie about cocky boys who become vulnerable beyond their wildest dreams.

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7 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

Ladder 49 (2004)

As he watches his firefighters guys bond and scuffle, director Jay Russell explains that he began the project with some qualms because of 'all the emotion involved with 9/11.'"

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1 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

Ladder 49 (2004)

Sentimental and surprisingly uncomplicated, Ladder 49 seems a disservice to the very folks it wants to extol.

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15 Jan 2004 // 1:00 AM

Torque (2004)

Along with Will Yun Lee, Jay Hernandez provides bookends of street-cred color for pretty white star Martin Henderson.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

American Family

PULL.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

crazy/beautiful (2001)

From the start of John Stockwell's 'crazy/beautiful', Nicole is set up to be both typical and freaky, the kind of adolescent girl you've seen in a million other high school and/or 'crazy white girl' movies.

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//Mixed media
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'Five Came Back' Is an Unusual and Seminal Suspenser

// Short Ends and Leader

"This film feels like a template for subsequent multi-character airplane-disaster and crash projects, all the way down to Lost.

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