Articles tagged liv tyler

15 Mar 2011 // 6:19 AM

SXSW Film Festival Day 2: ‘Super’ and ‘Being Elmo’

If Super was on your radar, then it’s probably safe to say you are in the four percent that it was made for. And you will more than likely have yourself a grand ol’ time.

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27 Jan 2009 // 8:59 PM

Superheroes Versus Comics

There can be no doubt that the summer of 2008 stands as a high-water mark for superheroes. But in the wake of a superhero renaissance and the growing cultural legitimacy of the genre, the question must be posed: Has the superhero genre evolved beyond the comics medium?

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20 Oct 2008 // 11:00 PM

The Incredible Hulk

One of the most “incredible” things about this so-called reinvention of the Hulk is how close it is to Ang Lee’s vision.

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18 Oct 2008 // 9:04 AM

The Incredible Hulk (2008)

The verdict is in and the decision is, to say the least, confusing. When Ang Lee’s interpretation of the classic green-skinned Marvel character arrived

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13 Jun 2008 // 3:20 AM

The Incredible Hulk

In The Incredible Hulk, Betty handles her role as The Girl in unusual and frankly charming ways: she's easily the film's most impressive effect.

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12 Jun 2008 // 9:01 PM

The Acceptable ‘Hulk’

When Marvel made the decision to take over the “creative direction” of the big screen adaptations of their characters, geek nation remained skeptical. After all,

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30 May 2008 // 1:43 AM

The Strangers

Abusive and arty as it contemplates abuse and art, The Strangers delivers what you guess it will.

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There is Nothing Scary About These ‘Strangers’

The art of suspense is dead, or at the very least, dying. Few in post-modern filmmaking know how to establish dread without drowning it in

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: June 2008

If May almost tent-poled itself out of existence, June will be even worse. After all, are audiences really ready for 13 major release in less than two months -- with more to come?

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: May 2008

In the first act of this four-part production, Tinsel Town decides to do some unbelievable front loading. Will there be room for independent offerings, or former HBO carnal comedy divas? Who knows? Without a doubt, it's an interesting way to start the season.

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That Thing You Do! - The Directors Cut (1996)

That Thing You Do!, the movie, is humorous and entertaining. Skip the annoying extras, and you'll actually enjoy it.

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25 Mar 2007 // 4:13 AM

Mike Binder’s ‘Reign Over Me’ came out of 9/11

BIRMINGHAM, Mich.—Like most everyone, director Mike Binder knows exactly where he was on 9/11. Unlike most of us, though, he didn’t witness it on

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23 Mar 2007 // 5:29 AM

Reign Over Me (2007)

Even as it probes the difficulties of coping with loss and showcases Cheadle's remarkable capacity for compelling understatement, it also grants Sandler too much time to practice his seriosity in close-up.

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The PopMatters ‘Short Ends & Leader’ Spring Film Preview

In order to separate the worthy from the worthless, PopMatters' "Short Ends & Leader" editor is highlighting 10 new films he's looking forward to this spring.

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14 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Lonesome Jim (2006)

Anika (Liv Tyler) is either an earthbound guardian angel or the Midwest's most voluptuously lipped stalker.

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8 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

Jersey Girl (2003)

Affleck and Smith talk lots about shooting details and feelings about their chosen fields, their mutual esteem and affection audible.

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26 Mar 2004 // 1:00 AM

Jersey Girl (2003)

Early in Jersey Girl, Ben Affleck cries. It's a grim and alarming moment.

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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

No in-betweeners in this reductive view of the world: characters and choices are good or evil.

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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

It's useful to remember that, offscreen, both good and bad tend to be tricksy.

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

What is potentially most urgent about 'The Fellowship of the Ring' is how it reflects the tenor of our time.

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Double Take: The African Queen (1951)

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"What a time they had, Charlie and Rosie. They'll never lack for stories to tell their grandchildren. And what a time we had at Double Take discussing the spiritual and romantic journey of the African Queen.

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