Articles tagged jeremy irons

Serious Flaw Threatens ‘Appaloosa’s’ Excellence

When the Western died, it did so because of two distinct reasons. First, the media had so saturated the audience with as many warmed over

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2 Oct 2008 // 2:00 AM

Appaloosa

Men are weathered in Appaloosa, a one-saloon town in 1882's New Mexico Territory.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: September 2008

From wars both past and present to a number of nail-biting thrillers, September is sizing up as a potentially profitable one.

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The Perfect Lean, Mean, Macho Machine

The Die Hard series is a true rollercoaster of visual excesses guaranteed to raise the viewer’s adrenaline levels – while invoking intriguing ideological and cultural subtexts that deal with race, gender, masculinity, and social anxieties.

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Digital Dynamite: The 30 Best DVDs of 2007

It was the year of the behemoth box set, the multi-disc triumph that tried to give long suffering fans everything their demanding little digital hearts ever desired. Here are PopMatters' 30 picks for the best DVDs of the year.

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The Pay Off: The Best Film of 2006

For many of the movies on PopMatters' 2006 list of the year's best films, it is clear that a heavy personal and professional stake was riding on the final product.

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8 Jan 2007 // 1:00 AM

Inland Empire (2006)

Nikki's story takes her deep inside herself or deep inside the movie industry.No matter how you're inclined to read the film's final dancers, the scene offers a Lynchian Rorschach test. What you see tells you something about you.

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24 Apr 2006 // 3:00 PM

Casanova (2005)

This would be the cleaned-up, wearisome, supposedly romantic version of the notorious Casanova.

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6 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

Casanova (2005)

Gaudy and giddy, this Casanova is full of energy but also strangely limp.

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William Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice (2004)

Pacino contains Shylock's temper as reaction, looking simultaneously vile and vulnerable, hardly a simple balance.

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6 May 2005 // 12:00 AM

Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

As history, it is mightily revisionist -- a blacksmith named turns inadvertent defender of Jerusalem, devoted to the notion that Muslims and Christians can get along.

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William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice (2004)

Jessica is alone, contemplative, and distressed.

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William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice (2004)

Pacino, noted lover of Shakespeare, strives for a multi-dimensional characterization of the angry Shylock, underlining his sadness and indignation.

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17 Dec 2004 // 12:00 AM

Callas Forever (2002)

Callas Forever is cursed by its title.

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10 Feb 2004 // 12:00 AM

And Now Ladies and Gentlemen (2002)

For Valentin (Jeremy Irons), the thrill of the caper just isn't getting it done any longer.

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7 Mar 2002 // 2:00 PM

The Time Machine (2002)

[In 'The Time Machine',] Alexander decides to go look for an answer, but going into the future (why, we'll never know).

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Dungeons & Dragons (2000)

With all this avowed dedication to D&D, its values and ethics, its alternative vision of a utopic world, and all the time it took Courtney Solomon to secure funding for the film, you would think he could have come up with a much better movie than the one we see here.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Dungeons & Dragons (2000)

That said, as I understand it, the game has long been invested in a vague racial equality, though in the film this translates mostly to elves and dwarves taking sides with the boy-humans against those tiresome, self-aggrandizing Mages.

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//Mixed media
//Blogs

Hozier + Death Cab for Cutie + Rock Radio 104.5's Birthday Show (Photo Gallery)

// Notes from the Road

"Radio 104.5's birthday show featured great bands and might have been the unofficial start of summer festival season in the Northeast.

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