Articles tagged karel roden

28 May 2008 // 10:00 PM

Dead Man’s Bounty

This oddball film's closest progenitors are Fassbinder’s Brecht-influenced and just plain weird Whity, and Cox’s Americanized Spaghetti western, Straight to Hell.

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24 Aug 2007 // 6:55 AM

‘Mr. Bean’ speaks! (About his new movie)

"I definitely do not have the wit of Blackadder. I definitely require scriptwriters to provide that. And I don't think I'm as dark or cynical as Blackadder is in his view of the world."

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Mr. Bean’s Holiday (Les Vacances de Mr. Bean)

Back with even less to say than before, Bean lurches toward his much-anticipated beach vacation with all the refinement of a train wreck.

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23 Aug 2007 // 9:42 PM

Mr. Beans Holiday

Physical comedy is officially dead, and Rowan Atkinson killed it.

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25 Jul 2007 // 10:00 PM

Abandon (2002)

This is one of the best horror films in some time; not sacrificing itself to irony or parody but committed to the dark corners of human nature and the complex labyrinths that exist in the mind.

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25 Jul 2007 // 9:59 PM

The Abandoned (2006)

A perplexing little ghost story about one woman’s search for her roots, the film grapples with the weightiness of the past, the inevitability of fate, and the madness of desire.

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Monkey Business (Part 4: August)

In past years, Hollywood purposely counter programmed these renowned Cineplex dog days, trying to offset the perception that cinematic scraps were all the studios had to offer. From the look of this lame list, it's apparently back to the filmic fridge for some patently warmed over offerings.

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25 Feb 2007 // 8:00 PM

The Abandoned (2006)

Like the Overlook Hotel in The Shining, this bad place exacts revenge on ignorant interlopers.

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Hellboy: 2-Disc Special Edition (2004)

Speaking in his commentary track, del Toro is keenly passionate about the film, the character, and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola.

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1 Apr 2004 // 12:00 AM

Hellboy (2004)

The latest hero for our time is red. Fire engine red. Looming over the city from a rooftop, he puffs his cigar and glowers.

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9 Sep 2003 // 12:00 AM

Bulletproof Monk (2003)

'The big challenge we faced in the beginning is that, in the comic book, the Bulletproof Monk really isn't in the comic.'"

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17 Apr 2003 // 12:00 AM

Bulletproof Monk (2003)

Has a couple of ideas rattling around in its head, ideas that are -- or could be -- strangely relevant.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

15 Minutes (2001)

Every woman in '15 Minutes' is a function of the film's overriding theme, that tabloid culture is all about getting a rise out of otherwise cynical cops and villains, reporters and viewers.

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St. Vincent, Beck, and More Heat Up Boston Calling on Memorial Day Weekend

// Notes from the Road

"With vibrant performances by artists including St. Vincent and TV on the Radio, the first half of the bi-annual Boston Calling Festival brought additional excitement to Memorial Day weekend.

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