Articles tagged robbie coltrane

15 May 2009 // 4:27 AM

The Brothers Bloom

Overrated as truth may be, in The Brothers Bloom, Penelope (Rachel Weisz) is supposed to signify it.

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5 Apr 2009 // 8:30 AM

The Tale of Despereaux (2008)

As a rule of cinematic thumb, in the CG genre, there’s Pixar…and then there’s everyone else. Or sure, some studios - Fox,

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19 Dec 2008 // 1:00 AM

The Tale of Despereaux

The movie starts with a cute sleight-of-handy gimmick, the sort that assumes a canny audience who’s a step ahead of regular narrative conventions.

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Robbie Coltrane: Incredible Britain

Not all that incredible, but rather an endearing, relaxing and enjoyable series of meetings.

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7 Oct 2008 // 10:00 PM

Alfresco

The inconsistent early '80s British comedy sketch show, while not quite an embarrassment to all concerned, is of interest only to fans of the actors or '80s comedy completists.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: December 2008

Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.

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Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane (“Cracker” “Harry Potter”) admits that he’s a gypsy, and will probably never change. “When I started to be successful in

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8 Oct 2007 // 10:00 PM

Part 2 - Outsider Influences

TV was at a standstill. On one side -- the status quo. On the other -- the innovators from outside the mainstream. Guess who ended up winning the 'classics’ argument?

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3 Oct 2007 // 9:58 PM

Cracker: A New Terror

Cracker: A New Terror involves a murderer who is deeply affected by 9/11, the war in Iraq and the recently concluded war in Northern Ireland.

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“Asian mom torches spouse!“Provoked (2006)

By offsetting Women in Cages-style throw-downs with Malcolm X-like uplift, it is simultaneously strange and familiar, inspiring and annoying.

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

It is sad, though perhaps 'realistic,' that the lesson of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is that all institutions and authority, Good or Evil, are corrupt.

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

Director Alfonso Cuarón brings to the franchise a newly inventive sensibility, and, most important, an appreciation for smart cuts and brevity, especially the requisite Quidditch scene, mercifully short, dark, and stormy.

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

The cruelest of Malfoy's bigotries is directed against lovely, diligent Hermoine.

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)

The makers of 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' are banking on the fact that so very many people 'have' read the books, so that the confusion of those Luddites who haven't read them matters very little.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

The World Is Not Enough (1999)

I can't help it; whenever I hear that opening theme music to a James Bond film, I get a tingle. I can't help but to hope for the best. This time out, my hopes were raised by a great opening sequence to The World Is Not Enough, which involves a thrilling highspeed boat chase. What's more, TWINE gives us the premise for a most excellent villain.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

From Hell (2001)

The real subject is the street, or rather, the street as a cultural concept, simultaneously brutal and beautiful.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

From Hell (2001)

'From Hell' is the story of a disturbed man on the trail of a madman -- an exploration of the minds of killer and the man sent to stop him.

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//Mixed media
//Blogs

"Island of Lemurs: Madagascar" Is Cute but Spooky

// Short Ends and Leader

"This flick is a superficial but eye-popping survey for armchair nature tourists.

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