Articles tagged reese witherspoon

‘Hot Pursuit’ Substitutes Hate for Humor

Hot Pursuit is a sexist screed in which women are reduced to ridiculous gender stereotypes all for the sake of laughs -- which are nonexistent.

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Cannes 2012: Day 11 & 12 - ‘Mud’ + ‘Beyond the Hills’ + The Best of the Fest

Cannes finishes with up-and-comer Jeff Nichols' Mud and Romanian Cristian Mungiu's Beyond the Hills and we rank the best of Cannes 2012.

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18 Apr 2011 // 8:45 AM

Reese Witherspoon occasionally welcomes some disorder

LOS ANGELES — As far as tightly wound actresses go, Reese Witherspoon tops the list. She insists upon a strict sense of order in her life.

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30 Mar 2009 // 5:09 AM

‘Monsters’ voice role a first for Reese Witherspoon

Animation offers a world of different challenges for actors. Tools like body movement, facial expressions and hand gestures are no longer available to sell a

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30 Mar 2009 // 5:07 AM

‘Monsters vs. Aliens’ tops weekend box office

The 3-D animated film “Monsters vs. Aliens” was easily the top draw at U.S. movie theaters this weekend, bringing in some $58.2 million through Sunday

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27 Mar 2009 // 6:00 AM

Monsters vs. Aliens

Monsters vs. Aliens is both a spoof and celebration of mid-century creature features, offering positive, if well-worn, "messages for the kids."

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Part 1: The Thin Red Line to Star Wars Episode I (January - May 1999)

The first part of PopMatters' look back at the films of 1999 is bookended by the long awaited return of two cinematic auteurs of wildly different styles, Terrence Malick and George Lucas.

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26 Nov 2008 // 1:00 AM

Four Christmases

Motherhood, Four Christmases submits, is all Kate needs to be happy. The husband, he's incidental.

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25 Nov 2008 // 11:55 PM

Four Christmases

So this is what five Oscar winners gets you? This is the result of the combined Academy caliber efforts of Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line),

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18 Sep 2008 // 10:59 PM

Penelope

Penelope’s Otherness marginalizes her at the same time that it makes her a more exotic possession.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: November 2008

Like the sainted sigh of relief that comes after another shriek-filled All Hallow's Eve, November usually means the start of the 'nominate me' process for the proposed prestige pictures of 2008.

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11 May 2008 // 10:59 PM

Walk the Line

There are so many positive aspects to this film that the empty feeling left when the it ends is utterly shocking.

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2 Mar 2008 // 10:00 PM

Penelope

Lemon's disillusionment and efforts to reclaim his reporter's cred grant Penelope something like a topical theme.

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9 Nov 2007 // 2:47 AM

Today’s foreign wars are Hollywood hell

This is not your grandfather’s war. This war is unpopular and controversial, seemingly endless. But that hasn’t stopped Hollywood from releasing a series

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25 Oct 2007 // 3:40 AM

Hollywood becomes an unlikely - but effective - teacher

A young woman goes to see “Blood Diamond” because she admires Leonardo DiCaprio. Later, she and her fiance stop by a jewelry store to pick

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19 Oct 2007 // 1:58 AM

Rendition

Rendition is worried about torture. Specifically, it's worried about Americans torturing other people while saying they're not.

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18 Nov 2005 // 1:00 AM

Walk the Line (2005)

John R. Cash (Joaquin Phoenix) is a hard-drinking, drug-abusing, soul-searching, all-black-wearing, June-Carter-loving man.

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16 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Just Like Heaven (2005)

Because Elizabeth inhabits a romantic comedy, her frantic pace and lonely life cannot continue.

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15 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

Legally Blonde: Platinum Collection (2001/2003)

The audio commentary featuring Reese Witherspoon and Robert Luketic demonstrates the leading lady to be much more thoughtful and subdued than her typical roles might suggest.

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10 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

Vanity Fair (2004)

Ah, to be young, bright, and scheming in 19th-century Britain!"

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