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Friday, May 26 2006

X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

It's a superhero movie, so all these choices involve massive destruction -- buildings disintegrating, fireballs flying, bodies detonating.


Monday, November 22 2004

Chanel No. 5 The Film: Le Film du Film

Luhrmann has his finger on the postmodern impulse to recombine ideas specific to advertising, film, and art.


Thursday, May 6 2004

Van Helsing (2004)

Van Helsing is full of monsters -- monster lore, monster jokes, and monster trivia.


Monday, December 1 2003

X2: X-Men United (2003)

At once all powerful and utterly powerless, this involuntary terrorist is the first mutant you meet in X2.


Thursday, May 1 2003

X2: X-Men United (2003)

At once all powerful and utterly powerless, this involuntary terrorist is the first mutant you meet in X2.


Monday, December 24 2001

Kate & Leopold (2001)

Never mind that Leopold is clueless when it comes to actual labor or the concept of class; as long as he's upper, he has no need to know anything more.


Sunday, January 1 1995

X-Men (2000)


Swordfish (2001)

What is most distressing about 'Swordfish' is John Travolta. More and more, Travolta is becoming a caricature of himself as action anti/hero.


Someone Like You (2001)

Instead, 'Someone Like You' follows formula, which means that Jane will realize her folly and realize that Eddie is really the guy for her (this is telegraphed when the pretty couple shares their feelings and eats Chinese food while seated on the kitchen counter and dressed in their fashionable underwear).


Swordfish (2001)

Intrigue, deception, display, betrayal. All this is what it is, typical action flick sex-play, foreplay for the big explosion or something equally prosaic.


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