Articles tagged julia roberts

Just Another Pretty Woman: The Who’s Who of Hookers in Film

How did playing a prostitute or stripper become de rigeur for Hollywood actresses?

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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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22 Mar 2009 // 7:41 AM

Q&A with ‘Duplicity’ director Tony Gilroy

Tony Gilroy is lapping it up. An Oscar nominee for writing and directing “Michael Clayton,” much in demand as a screenwriter thanks to his adapting

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20 Mar 2009 // 4:35 AM

Duplicity

For all its bright banter and flashbacky fanciness, Duplicity boils down to this rudimentary formula: morality and success are functions of beauty.

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HOLLYWOOD - The word layoff has an entirely different meaning for a Hollywood movie star than, say, a fired GM worker, but both involve career

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23 Apr 2008 // 10:00 PM

Charlie Wilson’s War

Sorkin's signature dialogue -- smart, rapid fire chatter that packs a punch -- makes this the most engaging poli-sci class you'll ever attend.

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Performance Art: The Best Acting of 2007 - Male

From the tender and eerie precision of Sam Riley's depiction of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis in Control to yet another superlative performance by Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood, PopMatters highlights the best male actors of 2007.

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20 Dec 2007 // 8:00 PM

Charlie Wilson’s War

Like The West Wing, Charlie Wilson's War is leftish and glib, entertaining and exasperating, and written by Aaron Sorkin.

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5 Jun 2007 // 9:59 PM

Kids’ DVDs: June 2007

Given that babies and young children love nothing more than repetition, repetition, and... um.... repetition, I can't understand why even the pointiest of heads would think children between the ages of six months and three years could possible need 23 different Baby Einstein DVDs.

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13 Dec 2006 // 11:45 PM

Charlottes Web (2006)

Surprise! There is nothing even remotely offensive or ironic or postmodern about Charlotte's Web.

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7 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Closer (2004)

This leads to titillation, judgment, desire, and commerce all around. How Howard Stern.

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3 Dec 2004 // 12:00 AM

Closer (2004)

This leads to titillation, judgment, desire, and commerce all around. How Howard Stern.

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15 Mar 2004 // 12:00 AM

Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

Berkley-educated, Katherine is a 'forward thinker,' a 'bohemian' who believes that education opens doors.

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18 Dec 2003 // 12:00 AM

Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

Katherine has her hands full, even aside from looking for romance (though this happens too, as this is, after all, a Julia Roberts movie).

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15 Sep 2003 // 12:00 AM

Hook (1991)

Hook is thoroughly watchable, often amusing, fitfully entertaining.

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Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)

His redemption, Barris abruptly realizes, can come only in detailed recollection, specifically, in his decision to confess his many sins.

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1 Aug 2002 // 12:00 AM

Full Frontal (2002)

This self-satisfaction makes Full Frontal's gears grind.

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6 Dec 2001 // 2:00 PM

Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

The background surf, unbuttoned shirt, and look away from the camera -- all this demonstrates just how movie-starness is done. The plot, like I say, is beside the point.

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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

Notting Hill (1999)

'The fame thing,' says fictional megawatt movie star Anna Scott, 'isn't really real.' And she should know, since she's played by real-life megawatt movie star Julia Roberts. The fame thing often does seem unreal to people who don't live it, so it's comforting to hear from Anna (or Julia) that it seems unreal to her as well

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Kiasmos: 26 May 2015 - Rough Trade NYC (Photos)

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"Kiasmos is the exciting, dark and trippy electronic project from Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen.

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