Articles tagged michelle rodriguez

7 Apr 2009 // 5:03 AM

Furious over ‘Fast’ success

Excuse me while I pull my jaw off the floor. Last weekend “Fast & Furious” revved into the nation’s megaplexes, zooming off with more

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3 Apr 2009 // 3:30 AM

Fast & Furious

Fast & Furious is everything it sounds like: crass, unoriginal, and mostly tiresome.

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19 Sep 2008 // 3:00 AM

Battle in Seattle

Even as various people try to "do their jobs" in Battle in Seattle, they are repeatedly boxed in by lack of information and lack of power.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: September 2008

From wars both past and present to a number of nail-biting thrillers, September is sizing up as a potentially profitable one.

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13 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

BloodRayne (2006)

The main special effect is something called the slash and spray -- a sword slice across the torso that causes a fountain-like torrent of arterial goodness.

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Resident Evil: Deluxe Edition (2002)

Resident Evil opens at a moment that might be best described as mid-psychosis, that is, the titular evil is overtaking the 'residence'.

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13 Jan 2004 // 1:00 AM

S.W.A.T. (2003)

S.W.A.T. knows what it is, namely, an expensive, hyper-actionated, CD-selling, multi-raced and multi-buddied flick.

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7 Aug 2003 // 1:00 AM

S.W.A.T. (2003)

S.W.A.T. knows what it is, namely, an expensive, hyper-actionated, cd-selling, multi-raced and multi-buddied flick.

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15 Aug 2002 // 1:00 AM

Blue Crush (2002)

Big fat super-popular boy power movies don't rely on plot, so it probably makes sense that this pulse-pounding girl power movie doesn't either (and like most boy movies, this one is about a stunningly beautiful white protagonist surrounded by a multi-culti crew).

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1 Aug 2002 // 1:00 AM

Resident Evil (2002)

Look again, and it opens up into a morass of narrative fractures.

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14 Mar 2002 // 3:00 PM

Resident Evil (2002)

Alice's amnesia is Resident Evil's best trick.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Girlfight (2000)

Karyn Kusama's debut feature takes you along this road with Diana slowly and carefully, showing you her body, her character, her hope, her possibility -- as she builds it, with bruises and setbacks along the way.

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The Fast and the Furious (2001)

But the movie isn't really about breaking laws, being punished, lamenting Ja Rule's teeny part, or even learning how to be a man. It's really about cars. If that sounds like a metaphor, well, okay.

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