Articles tagged vin diesel

Arthur Russell, Gary Lucas, and Vin Diesel

Okay, so there’s a reason this one has probably stayed buried, but Gary Lucas’s archives have unearthed probably the most unlikely collaboration in

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8 Feb 2011 // 10:00 AM

Super Spots or Big Blunders

A lot of production, distribution, and marketing companies spent a lot of time and a lot of money to air ads for movies that are six months away. Which ones will make them a lot of money instead of costing exactly that?

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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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Part 3: The Sixth Sense to  Fight Club (August - October 1999)

Films that have left a lasting impression on their creators (M. Night Shyamalan, Sam Mendes, David Fincher) make up the majority of Part Three of our Films of 1999 overview.

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1 Sep 2008 // 11:30 PM

Babylon A.D.

The fact that Aurora incarnates some extreme other possibility -- be it "light" or darkness, miraculous birth or genocide -- makes her one more "mother of the future."

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27 Aug 2008 // 10:42 PM

Babylon…and On

Mathieu Kassovitz is livid. Not just angry, mind you, but completely pissed off. After five long years of planning and praying, after months of harsh

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: August 2008

Talk about a crowded schedule. There are more offerings scheduled this month than in the previous two combined.

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10 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Find Me Guilty (2006)

All dressed up but not much to say.

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16 Mar 2006 // 11:00 PM

Find Me Guilty (2006)

You might find Vin Diesel guilty of any number of offenses in Sidney Lumet's new film. First, his hair.

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28 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Pacifier (2004)

To convince Brad Garrett to wear a wrestling singlet, director Adam Shankman reminded him that 'Dignity is trumped by funny.'"

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4 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Pacifier (2005)

The image of the kids holding their noses suggests something about the state of Diesel's career, looking quite stalled.

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The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)

The return of Riddick (Vin Diesel) begins with lots of noise.

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17 Nov 2003 // 1:00 AM

MTV Europe Music Awards 2003

Isn't it a bit surprising that in today's political climate, when the U.S. is perceived as more arrogant and imperial than ever, that its most prominent export is still homogenised pop?

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3 Apr 2003 // 1:00 AM

A Man Apart (2002)

It's sad that the wife is dead, of course. More painful is the death scene per se, as Vin Diesel has to play something approximating tragedy.

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9 Aug 2002 // 1:00 AM

XXX (2002)

Xander is a bad ass with a heart of gold.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Pitch Black (2000)

The scene is grim and very familiar: a hulk of a space ship crawls through the starry darkness, then runs into unexpected trouble, such that its crew is awakened from travel-slumber ahead of schedule.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Pitch Black (2000)

The spirit of world class schlock-horror promoter William Castle was in the theater recently, during a preview screening of Pitch Black, as flashlights were given to a number of audience members.

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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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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Boiler Room (2000)

You might love a film about unspeakably wealthy whiteboy stock traders that opens by quoting Biggie Smalls. Then again, you might hate it. The citation is surely reverent, but it also reveals a certain confusion concerning early Biggie rhymes, and maybe hip-hop in general.

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