Articles tagged kirsten dunst

An Interview with ‘Two Faces of January’ Writer-Director Hossein Amini

"There’s something about identity I think is very fascinating and the idea of people having secrets and I think we all have that in our life."

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Little Women: Brilliant Book, Flawed Film

A scene shows Ryder blissfully tying up the manuscript and putting a rose under the string. That's rather like what Armstrong and the screenwriters did to the film: tied it up neatly with a pretty flower.

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Summer of Same: July 2009

In a rare attempt at novelty, July jets along with only Harry Potter and the Ice Age crew sampling continuing series spoils. The rest provide unknown pleasures.

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Spidey, Oedipus, Jesus, & Platonic Love

Spider-man III was by far the most exciting Hollywood political critique of the Bush doctrine, reiterating the value of dialogue, cooperation and coalition.

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Part 2: The Virgin Suicides to The Blair Witch Project (May - August 1999)

In Part Two of our look at the most memorable films of 1999, we experience music, foul-mouthed mayhem, and a late, great auteur's final cinematic statement.

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How to Lose Friends & Alienate People

As you and Alison wait for Sidney to come around, How to Lose Friends & Alienate People loses its way.

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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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13 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

The Lisbon Bunch

Purposefully ending one's life is often seen as a last act of personal desperation. But in Jefferey Eugenides' poignant, bewitching novel, it may actually be a form of salvation.

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7 May 2007 // 5:10 AM

Almighty Spidey spins out records

Spider-Man spent the weekend spinning a worldwide web of pure gold. “Spider-Man 3,” bringing back Tobey Maguire as the red-suited comic hero Peter Parker and Kirsten

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4 May 2007 // 4:00 AM

Spider-Man 3 (2007)

The point of Spider-Man 3, underscored by all the posters, trailers, and buzz, is black Spidey.

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1 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

A Guide to All Things Spider-Man

Before you see Spider-Man 3, there's a few things you should know about the spider's lair. So go ahead, get tangled up in this extensive guide to Spider-Man's wonderful world-wide web.

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1 May 2007 // 3:52 AM

Spider-Man returns for a bigger-than-ever third film

The problem with the present? All anyone wants to talk about is the future. At least that’s the case with director Sam Raimi and

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Monkey Business (Part 1: May)

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.

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Spider-Man 2.1 - Unrated, Extended Cut (2004)

While Spider-Man 2.1 may add a few more dollars to the company coffers, it's definitely not doing the Spider Man series – or the digital domain – any real favors.

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18 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Marie Antoinette (2006)

Marie Antoinette's veneer is so impregnably varnished, so buffed to such an imposing sheen, that any attempt at critical ingress either bounces off of or slides down its glossy façade.

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20 Oct 2006 // 1:00 AM

Marie Antoinette (2006)

A girl made queen by the peculiar forces of 18th-century statecraft, Marie is by turns amused, alarmed, and pissed off, mercurial and imperious as only a teenager can be.

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Elizabethtown: Widescreen Special Collector’s Edition (2005)

The DVD of Elizabethtown is called the Widescreen Special Collector's Edition, though there's not one thing special about it.

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14 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Elizabethtown (2005)

Cameron Crowe's Elizabethtown does not know how to end.

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13 Dec 2004 // 1:00 AM

Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Uncomfortable with his abilities (they have come on him like a virus), Peter repeatedly returns to his central question: Who am I?"

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17 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

Wimbledon (2004)

Theirs is an altogether formulaic affair -- complete with wishing on comets, lolling by fountains, running from paparazzi.

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

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"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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