Articles tagged joan cusack

Part 5: Toy Story 2 to Titus (November - December 1999)

On this final day of PopMatters' 1999 overview, awards season hype gives way to pure acting prowess and definitive directorial flair.

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13 Feb 2009 // 4:27 AM

Confessions of a Shopaholic

What is John Salley doing in this movie?

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Kit Kittredge: An American Girl

Kit Kittredge is, as her movie and doll-line assert, An American Girl, and so she'll need to face up to her national history, embrace her responsibility, and learn a useful life lesson to boot.

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2 Nov 2007 // 2:58 AM

Martian Child

Based on David Gerrold's semi-autobiographical novella, the movie digs its thematic hole early, and never finds a way out.

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6 Apr 2006 // 11:00 PM

Friends with Money (2006)

'Poor Olivia' (Jennifer Aniston), as her friends call her, is actually poor, at least compared to them.

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19 Jul 2005 // 12:00 AM

Ice Princess (2005)

Corny as it must be, Ice Princess is substantially bolstered by Trachtenberg's appealing mix of eagerness and grace.

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18 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

Ice Princess (2005)

Corny as it must be, Ice Princess is substantially bolstered by Trachtenberg's appealing mix of eagerness and grace.

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13 Oct 2004 // 12:00 AM

Raising Helen (2004)

'Raising Helen's a happy, peppy picture, with Kate Hudson and her legs,' says Garry Marshall.

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28 May 2004 // 12:00 AM

Raising Helen (2004)

Helen's initial efforts to maintain her previous life are as glib as her inheritance of the children.

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1 Mar 2004 // 12:00 AM

The School of Rock (2003)

'I'm always going 10 miles too far over the top, and sometimes I have a tendency to go crazy ham and cheese,' says Jack Black.

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2 Oct 2003 // 12:00 AM

The School of Rock (2003)

A welcome reminder that studio comedies need not be shoddy, dumbed down, vulgar, and impersonal, the movie is unimaginable without Jack Black.

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31 Mar 2000 // 12:03 AM

High Fidelity

In keeping with the spirit of the film itself, I humbly offer the top 5 reasons the new film High Fidelity is worth seeing.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Where the Heart Is (2000)

Thank god for Joan Cusack. As the sole truly cynical character in TV producer Matt (Roseanne, A Different World) Williams’s feature film directing debut,

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Toy Story 2 (1999)

Hey kids, if you haven’t seen Toy Story 2, better hurry so that you can find out what your toys are doing when you’re

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Toy Story 2 (1999)

Near the end of the film The Matrix, Neo (Keanu Reeves) begins to understand his own power. When he realizes that everything he is seeing is a computer program, the payoff shot for this knowledge shows the screen filled with the 1s and 0s which make up the objects and people previously seen. The shot is stunning, and lays bare not only the program within the film's narrative universe, but also the computer work necessary to create the effects in The Matrix.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Runaway Bride (1999)

I worry about Julia Roberts. I know I don't need to but still, I feel like I can't help it. It's not because she's a particularly convincing performer on or off screen, though she does look distressed or vulnerable much of the time. It's not because the promoters for her latest movie, Runaway Bride, have been running ads with the creepiest stalker song ever made, the Police's Every Breath You Take.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Cradle Will Rock (1999)

Tim Robbins has never been shy about being one of them damn Hollywood liberals -- pro-union, anti-death penalty, solidly Green, married to Susan Sarandon.

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Eat to Live: The 35th Anniversary of 'Pac-Man'

// Moving Pixels

"The story of Pac-Man is the story of America.

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