Friday, February 6 2009
The other mother in Coraline is mother-love gone berserk, all-consuming and self-serving.
Thursday, February 5 2009
Tuesday, February 3 2009
Sunday, October 12 2008
Day One - A trip back to the classic days of studio system Hollywood, complete with great musicals, amazing adventure yarns, and a couple of post-modern freak outs, just to keep things controversial and lively.
Sunday, July 29 2007
Privately, Roosevelt felt that the thrill of warfare was good for building a young man’s character, and he didn’t want to miss the opportunity for his generation to channel its patriotism into the glorious cause of battle.
Monday, April 30 2007
Talk about frontloading your approach. Each week in this first full month of patented popcorn movies finds another famous franchise icon making a major blockbuster bow. Only truly disastrous results from these guaranteed crowd-pleasers will keep the coffers from clogging with cash.
Thursday, November 3 2005
When a battle reaches its peak, this documentary's melange of visual and aural resources -- scholarly commentary, digital animation-assisted recreations, maps, and a commentator illustrating the movements at present ruins -- reaches a fever pitch.
Monday, January 10 2005
The first black Heavyweight Champion of the World, 1908 to 1915, Jack Johnson was rowdy, smart, rebellious, and proud.
Monday, November 8 2004
The Barbershop movies focus their energies on familial feelings and communal inclinations, and Cedric's wily jokes.
Thursday, June 17 2004
The return of Riddick (Vin Diesel) begins with lots of noise.