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Part 5: Toy Story 2 to Titus (November - December 1999)

On this final day of PopMatters' 1999 overview, awards season hype gives way to pure acting prowess and definitive directorial flair.

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15 Jun 2008 // 8:30 AM

Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins

There is a fine line between realism and the ridiculous. Put another way, when dealing with ethnic archetypes, it is easy to confuse truth with

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7 Feb 2008 // 10:55 PM

Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins

There's a not bad movie inside of Welcome Home, briefly visible in the quiet center provided by Margaret Avery, especially.

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23 Jul 2007 // 10:00 PM

The Last Mimzy (2007)

Where the science ends and the fantasy begins is made too clear in The Last Mimzy.

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23 Mar 2007 // 4:26 AM

The Last Mimzy (2007)

Unlike her obvious precursor, E.T., Mimzy isn't wrinkly or strange or even very mobile, nothing that might frighten the All-American youngsters who discover her.

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29 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

School for Scoundrels (2006)

Amanda is demoted from object of desire to prop, so wan and undirected that she'll fall for whoever happens to be winning the boys' contest at any given moment.

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Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

As much as Ricky Bobby's racing career is about going fast, it's even more cogently about products, lots of 'em.

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16 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

Sin City (2005)

Like the guys, the girls are undone by their reliance on conventional male power signs.

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21 Jul 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Island (2005)

Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson run around in an efficiently digitized near-future scary-scape, occasionally propelled by ethical questions about cloning.

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1 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Sin City (2005)

Distraught, ornery, self-critical, these heroes are certainly more "anti" types than straight-ahead.

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25 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

D.E.B.S. (2005)

D.E.B.S. challenges us to rethink our straight-up relationship to the genres it parodies.

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28 Jul 2003 // 12:00 AM

Daredevil (2003)

Daredevil has good reasons for his gear, and for the screwed-up attitude that goes with.

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20 Feb 2003 // 12:00 AM

Daredevil (2003)

It's unlikely that this gloominess accounts for Daredevil's big success. There are any number of plausible explanations -- the 'Sexiest Man Alive' and his J. Lo glow, the promotional blitz, the Marvel machine. No matter. Bring the pain.

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13 Feb 2003 // 12:00 AM

Daredevil (2003)

The good news is that Johnson's Daredevil follows Marvel's disability politics.

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3 Oct 2002 // 12:00 AM

The Scorpion King (2002)

The Rock, director Russell says, has a 'deep commitment' to acting, bringing as much passion to the role as he does to his athletic endeavors -- good to know.

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25 Apr 2002 // 12:00 AM

The Scorpion King (2002)

The Rock is a star, straight up.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

They Call Me Sirr

Unfortunately titled to call up memories of a couple of Sidney Poitier's most famous films.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

The Whole Nine Yards (2000)

WARNING: The following review contains spoilers. The Denominator of Denial The director of The Whole Nine Yards, Jonathan Lynn, used to specialize in delectable mayhem

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

The Whole Nine Yards (2000)

WARNING: The following review contains spoilers. Executing Reality The poster advertisement for Warner Brothers’ current release, The Whole Nine Yards, reads “Life’s a comedy,

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

See Spot Run (2001)

See Spot Run begins just like Lethal Weapon or any one of its 1001 clones. The camera speeds over a cityscape and an intensive drumbeat fills

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'Wanted' Is a Spaghetti Western That Will Leave You Wanting

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"The charisma of Giuliano Gemma and some stellar action sequences can't save this sub-par spaghetti western.

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