Articles tagged jon voight

15 Jan 2009 // 8:59 PM

An American Carol

This is what right-wingers accuse Hollywood liberals of making: a vanity project intended to please a small, select group.

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7 Dec 2008 // 9:00 PM

24: Redemption

Redemption manages to locate an emotional center than had been missing from 24 since…well, if not ever, since at least the first season.

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21 Nov 2008 // 3:00 PM

24: Redemption

In Africa, where children are forced to soldier, Jack realizes, every day is full of terror -- not just the 24-hour spates he's used to confronting.

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‘Pride and Glory’ is Solid but Predictable

By now, we understand the corruption festering under the thin blue line. Call it The Departed Syndrome, or the Badge-Carrying Whistleblower’s Waltz but movies

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24 Oct 2008 // 3:00 AM

Pride and Glory

By the time Eladio (Rick Gonzalez) makes his single-scene appearance in Pride and Glory, the fate of his adversary has been exhaustively telegraphed.

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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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National Treasure: Book of Secrets

The primary draw in the National Treasures is Nic Cage, odd and spasmodic, undeniably charismatic.

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25 Oct 2007 // 10:58 PM

Transformers

Consider the patience and time it takes to build a ship in a bottle. Now imagine a fully functional Spanish Armada in a snow globe.

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27 Aug 2007 // 3:33 AM

September Dawn

Jon Voight looks like a monument in September Dawn, his jaw set and eyes granite hard.

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3 Jul 2007 // 4:29 AM

Will the new ‘Transformers’ film have ‘The Touch’?

As someone who spent much of his childhood collecting and breaking Transformers, I’m approaching next week’s movie version with a feeling that veers

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3 Jul 2007 // 3:00 AM

Transformers (2007)

The point here is excess. For 144 minutes, the film pummels and pounds, delivering explosions, combat troops, speeding vehicles, computer codes, giant robots -- and more explosions.

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3 Jul 2007 // 2:58 AM

Transformers (2007)

Without the weight of an already formed franchise to pull it down, this filmic funhouse is allowed to spin wildly out of control. We simply sit back and enjoy the operatic ride.

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24 Jun 2007 // 10:59 PM

Ghost Rider (2007)

This script takes generic archetypes and applies them to specific situations only by the cheapest of character-development techniques.

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12 Jun 2007 // 10:59 PM

Pope John Paul II

This film provides insight into John Paul Two's character that no unauthorized biography could have achieved.

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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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1 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

Brando

Brando is most original and inspiring when it looks at Brando's other work. As Bobby Seale remembers, "If I said, 'Constitutional democratic civil human rights,' I mean, it lit him up."

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16 Feb 2007 // 2:00 AM

Ghost Rider (2007)

Now, not only is the Ghost Rider beleaguered by Mephistopheles' incessant demands, but also by this big-screen ignominy.

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11 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Table For Five (1983)

Watching this 1983 tearjerker anew is a jarring, surprising experience.

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The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

Demme's movie reasserts that the fabled U.S. political landscape isn't transparent or democratic, but instead, corrupted by the individuals who manage it.

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19 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

National Treasure (2004)

Popular propaganda at its best -- high quality creative work allied to a resounding endorsement of a status quo the American electorate seems determined to maintain.

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Ubisoft Understands the Art of the Climb

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"Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed and Grow Home epitomize the art of the climb.

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