Articles tagged john travolta

Quentin Tarantino’s Cinematic Reality

Quentin Tarantino is reliving his childhood cinema experiences, reinterpreting fractured moments of memory. Going to the movies is about an escape from our world, a mirror world at once familiar yet different.

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In ‘From Paris with Love’ Dir. Morel’s Action Scenes and ‘90s References are Far From Subtle

Come back to us, Jerry Bruckheimer! From Paris with Love is so fun-minded that it lacks any tension, even in its serious bits.

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers met his iconic costar Travolta cold on the set of ‘From Paris With Love’

The first time Jonathan Rhys Meyers and John Travolta met was on the set for their first scene together in “From Paris With Love.” Charlie

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From Paris With Love Director: Pierre Morel Cast: John Travolta, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Melissa Mars Opening: 5 February 2010 Distributor: Lionsgate Jonathan Rhys Meyers is a greenhorn

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12 Jun 2009 // 5:10 AM

The Taking of Pelham 123

Nothing if not self-aware, this update of Joseph Sargent's 1974 thriller begins by rearranging the class dynamics.

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A pair of memorable musicals starring John Travolta, “Grease” (Paramount, 1978, $39.99) and “Saturday Night Fever” (Paramount, 1977, $39.99), and a delightful Tom Hanks comedy, “Big” (20th Century Fox, 1988, $34.98),

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27 Apr 2009 // 9:00 PM

Summer of Same: June 2009

This month's "original" fare offers a take on a Sid and Marty Krofft classic, more battling seizure robots, and the retaking of '70s subway thriller. Everything old is new again.

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‘Bolt’ is an Amiable, Action-Packed Adventure

In the highly competitive and lucrative world of CG animation, there’s Pixar…and then everyone else. While it’s clear that companies like Dreamworks,

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21 Nov 2008 // 1:59 AM

Bolt

Bolt's faith in his fiction is slightly pathetic, but it's not unrelated to the ways that children (as well as pets) are regularly conditioned.

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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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24 Jan 2008 // 9:00 PM

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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11 Oct 2007 // 10:00 PM

Saturday Night Fever

Unfortunately, even though our collective cultural memory has rightfully situated Saturday Night Fever as the film that launched disco music into the mainstream, it also has ignored or forgotten the powerful story it told.

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12 Sep 2007 // 9:42 PM

Face/Off

This may be the last time the Woo signatures -- slow-mo gun battles flanked by slo-mo birds; "balletic" leaps through the air; two-man Mexican stand-offs -- were effective in a remotely serious manner

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Welcome Back, Kotter: The Complete First Season

Everything I ever needed to know I learned from Gabe Kaplan.

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20 Jul 2007 // 2:00 AM

Hairspray (2007) (2007)

Hairspray doesn't just replay Waters' film, it extends and complicates the original parody.

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19 Jul 2007 // 10:00 PM

Hairspray (2007)

When Hairspray is good, it’s fantastic. It radiates an energy and a joy that’s beyond infectious.

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18 Jul 2007 // 8:21 AM

Ice cream server one day, ‘Hairspray’ star the next

Yes, she really was in the Cold Stone Creamery, scooping ice cream. And no, she really didn’t know it was coming. “I knew I

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Monkey Business (Part 3: July)

Finally, a month with only one remaining series contender. All wizard based Potter-y aside, this will be the most tenuous time for the business called show. After a strong start, the eccentric collection of entertainments here could make or break this potentially record shattering motion picture season.

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2 Mar 2007 // 1:57 AM

Wild Hogs (2007)

From the director responsible for Van Wilder, Wild Hogs is another thudding men-will-be-boys saga, this time populated by middle-agey stereotypes.

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18 Jul 2005 // 12:00 AM

Be Cool (2005)

The John Travolta movie starts off on the wrong foot and proceeds downwards.

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The Best and Worst Films of Spring 2015

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"January through April is a time typically made up of award season leftovers, pre-summer spectacle, and more than a few throwaways. Here are PopMatters' choices for the best and worst of the last four months.

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