Articles tagged kate beckinsale

29 Apr 2009 // 10:00 PM

Nothing But the Truth

By the time the focus tightens onto Armstrong's jail time, the movie turns righteous and, it must be said, a little tedious.

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Underworld and Underworld: Evolution

Whereas The Matrix relied on hyper-cool outfits and the beauty of stylized action sequences to help tell its weird little story, Underworld relies on them to try to make us forget that we are watching a story this insipid.

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The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008

Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.

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21 Dec 2008 // 9:00 PM

Nothing But the Truth

Rod Lurie's Nothing But the Truth looks at the compromises and complications that shape the "truth" in legal systems, media collusions, and politics in DC.

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After achieving stardom, Kate Beckinsale was ready to get back to basics

As a curvaceous vampire huntress in the `Underworld’ films, she was the best friend black latex ever had. She captivated Howard Hughes in “The Aviator,”

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13 Mar 2008 // 3:38 AM

Snow Angels

At its center, and much like David Gordon Green's other movies, Snow Angels is about faith.

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12 Aug 2007 // 10:58 PM

Vacancy

Nimròd Antal’s Vacancy takes us back to the days of suspense -- when the chase was exhilarating on its own – not just the means to a morbid end.

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20 Apr 2007 // 3:05 AM

Vacancy (2007)

The movie is 80 minutes of mostly entertaining tension, punctuated by violence engineered by a creep using criminally outdated technology.

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16 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Click (2006)

At heart, Click is a trivial movie that asks an important question about life, the universe, and everything: how on earth can a man who's doing Kate Beckinsale on a regular basis be at all dissatisfied with his life?

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23 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

Click (2006)

While the movie's point is clear enough from frame one, it's so blatant and comes at such a high price that you feel mostly battered by its end.

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Underworld: Evolution (2006)

Race here is not an inherent or stable identity, but mutable and mutating.

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22 Dec 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Aviator (2004)

The Aviator portrays Hughes as a rebel and a genius, a dashing young man with ambition, hope, and nerve.

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Underworld: Extended Cut (2003)

Such contrasts make Underworld an especially good-looking vampire-werewolf-action film, even if it is over-the-top.

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6 May 2004 // 1:00 AM

Van Helsing (2004)

Van Helsing is full of monsters -- monster lore, monster jokes, and monster trivia.

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26 Jan 2004 // 1:00 AM

Underworld (2003)

Underworld has more on its mind than matching its throbbing rock soundtrack to action sequences.

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18 Sep 2003 // 1:00 AM

Underworld (2003)

The primary point is the look -- the drenching rain, the blazing gunfire, the catsuit.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Serendipity (2001)

'Serendipity' offers absolutely no surprises -- and therefore, no unpleasant ones.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Pearl Harbor (2001)

Pearl Harbor's endorsement of military ideals and barely submerged nostalgia for the war's anti-Japanese racism only abates for a half hour of stunningly rendered shoot-em-up as the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and its surrounding airfields takes place.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

The Golden Bowl (2000)

Adam (Nick Nolte) is introduced on screen with the title, 'America's First Billionaire' (this is the level of overstatement to which the film resorts repeatedly, not trusting its audience to follow even the simplest plot points).

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Brokedown Palace (1999)

High school movies tend to end with graduation. It's at the prom that the primary couple finally achieves their much-anticipated clinch (with camera circling and trendy pop song resounding) while their adversaries - treacherous teachers, jealous fellow students, ridiculous parents - back off or smile approvingly, showing that they have indeed learned whatever lessons they're supposed to have learned.

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