Articles tagged scarlett johansson

16 Jun 2015 // 10:38 AM

Double Take: Lost in Translation (2003)

As Bill Murray's character sings, "It was fun for awhile, but there's nothing more than this." Is there more to Sofia Coppola's 2003 character study? Double Take takes a look.

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‘Lucy’ Entertains Despite Its Stupid Science

Lucy's idea of science is akin to a stoner complaining about how math doesn't really exist, but it does have an audacity that many sci-fi thrillers in the present day lack.

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Mysterious Aliens and Inscrutable Humans: ‘Under the Skin’

The simple yet transformative hat-trick of Under the Skin is that it is the humans who are alien.

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13 Apr 2011 // 10:00 PM

Joss Whedon 101: The Avengers

The Avengers will be Joss Whedon's most ambitious project to date, the culmination of a string of Marvel Studios superhero films, including the Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, and Captain America films.

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“Relator”, by these two very beautiful people, could not be more bland. It would miss the cut for a Rob Thomas album. Train would find

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30 Mar 2009 // 9:58 PM

Scarlett Johansson Collection

Alas, these are actually some of the worst movies in Johansson’s filmography.

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23 Feb 2009 // 2:46 AM

HOLLYWOOD - “Milk” screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, who gave a politically tinged acceptance speech on stage, continued his political bent backstage, calling on President Obama

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He’s Just Not That Into You

He’s Just Not That Into You is a standard chick flick, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing: it’s cute and comic and organized according to fixed, mostly ancient gender roles.

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The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008

Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.

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Tough and Tender - The Top 20 Female Performances of 2008

Twenty talented ladies, 20 performances worthy of multiple little gold men. Unfortunately, as in all years, someone has to come out on top. But after looking over this impressive list, picking the preeminent turn of 2008 seems almost impossible.

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5 Jan 2009 // 8:59 PM

A Spirited Friendship

Given the respective careers of Will Eisner and Frank Miller, the root of their friendship becomes apparent. For both, the comics medium takes precedence above all else.

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Will Eisner’s Dual Identity: The Spirit of an Artist

A biography of Will Eisner, perhaps the greatest cartoonist in the history of American comics. Eisner used The Spirit as his vessel for unexplored creativity with story elements not commonly found in comics.

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26 Dec 2008 // 4:41 AM

Fast chat with ‘The Spirit’ director Frank Miller

One of the few comics creators who has become his own brand, writer-artist Frank Miller first made his mark with a gritty, film-noir take on

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This ‘Spirit’ Stumbles as it Soars

In cinema, the shelf life for style is apparently three years. Back in 2005, critics were beside themselves praising the monochrome magic of Robert Rodriguez’s

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23 Dec 2008 // 2:00 AM

The Spirit

The Spirit (Gabriel Macht) lives in a dark, superficial, and exceedingly familiar place.

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9 Oct 2008 // 11:00 PM

Woody Allen’s “Asian” Problem

Hollywood has rarely offered Asians opportunities to be anything other than karate heroes, geishas, wartime prostitutes, or sinister "yellow peril" villains.

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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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21 Aug 2008 // 3:32 AM

Woody weird? His new star begs to differ

Rebecca Hall wants to debunk some Woody Allen myths. All the A-listers and ingenues who have gasped about how the bespectacled auteur appears aloof and

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15 Aug 2008 // 5:17 AM

Javier Bardem, living the impossible life

On film, Javier Bardem is a direct guy. In his Oscar-winning turn in “No Country for Old Men,” he shows no hesitation in shooting people

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15 Aug 2008 // 3:00 AM

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Maria Elena (Penélope Cruz) is the figure least obviously dictated by the Woody Allen template. And for that, you are eternally grateful.

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Robert DeLong Upgraded for 'In the Cards' (Rough Trade Photos + Tour Dates)

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"Robert DeLong ups his musical game with his new album In the Cards and his live show gets a boost too.

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