Articles tagged william hurt

6 Nov 2009 // 4:48 AM

Endgame

Endgame crafts a crackling thriller out of the tangle of crafty maneuvering and happenstance that put a stop to South Africa's apartheid.

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27 Jan 2009 // 8:59 PM

Superheroes Versus Comics

There can be no doubt that the summer of 2008 stands as a high-water mark for superheroes. But in the wake of a superhero renaissance and the growing cultural legitimacy of the genre, the question must be posed: Has the superhero genre evolved beyond the comics medium?

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Glenn Close and William Hurt team up for a second season of ‘Damages’

“Damages” may be responsible for more cases of whiplash than a demolition derby. It’s been more than 14 months since the last jaw-dropping episode of

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16 Dec 2008 // 8:58 PM

Body Heat

Body Heat manages to take ideas from the noir genre without turning it into a cliché.

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17 Nov 2008 // 10:00 PM

Kiss of the Spider Woman

The novel was ideal for independent filmmaking; the resulting film, even more than 20 years later, is still superb.

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5 Nov 2008 // 9:59 PM

Noise

The droning of a self-righteous windbag whom everyone has long since tuned out, rather like an annoying car alarm.

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26 Oct 2008 // 2:44 PM

Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)

Politics are not only social. They can be personal, or professional. They can encompass our entire life, or play a very tiny, very unimportant part

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20 Oct 2008 // 11:00 PM

The Incredible Hulk

One of the most “incredible” things about this so-called reinvention of the Hulk is how close it is to Ang Lee’s vision.

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18 Oct 2008 // 9:04 AM

The Incredible Hulk (2008)

The verdict is in and the decision is, to say the least, confusing. When Ang Lee’s interpretation of the classic green-skinned Marvel character arrived

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20 Jul 2008 // 10:59 PM

Vantage Point

It’s almost rather brilliant the way the film betrays and sabotages itself as it comes down the home stretch.

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13 Jun 2008 // 3:20 AM

The Incredible Hulk

In The Incredible Hulk, Betty handles her role as The Girl in unusual and frankly charming ways: she's easily the film's most impressive effect.

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12 Jun 2008 // 9:01 PM

The Acceptable ‘Hulk’

When Marvel made the decision to take over the “creative direction” of the big screen adaptations of their characters, geek nation remained skeptical. After all,

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: June 2008

If May almost tent-poled itself out of existence, June will be even worse. After all, are audiences really ready for 13 major release in less than two months -- with more to come?

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4 Mar 2008 // 10:00 PM

Into the Wild

A "follow your dreams" narrative in a package that belies the cliché that it expounds upon.

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22 Feb 2008 // 3:20 AM

Vantage Point

As Vantage Point becomes increasingly busy with personal betrayals and redemptions, the ostensible politics, reductive to begin with, fall by the wayside.

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Gone and Not Forgotten: The PopMatters DVD Wish List

A lot of good movies are still missing from DVD. Here is a list of 25 that PopMatters feels have been unceremoniously left to simply fade away.

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Accepting the Blame: The Top Guilty Pleasures of 2007

PopMatters proffers its collection of 2007's most notable defective faves. And it's okay to laugh. After all, we'd probably do the same to you and your uncomfortable fixations as well.

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A Gallery of Good Works: The Best Films of 2007

From Julian Schnabel's artsy The Diving Bell and the Butterfly to the legendary Coen Brothers splendid adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men, PopMatters counts down the 30 best films of 2007.

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28 Sep 2007 // 6:25 AM

Emile Hirsch talks about his ‘Wild’ adventure film

LOS ANGELES—Now that the movie “Into the Wild” is not only a done deal but is ready to hit theaters, Emile Hirsch feels confident

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27 Sep 2007 // 3:53 AM

Sean Penn voyages ‘Into the Wild’

TORONTO—It’s not difficult to see why Sean Penn was drawn to the story of Chris McCandless. An idealistic college kid who embraced political

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