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Monday, April 30 2007

Monkey Business (Part 1: May)

Talk about frontloading your approach. Each week in this first full month of patented popcorn movies finds another famous franchise icon making a major blockbuster bow. Only truly disastrous results from these guaranteed crowd-pleasers will keep the coffers from clogging with cash.


Reviews

Tuesday, May 8 2007

Lucky You (2006)

A good movie about poker, but only good enough to appeal to those who enjoy watching card games on TV.


Thursday, May 3 2007

Lucky You (2006)

The cuts are obvious, the rhythms sluggish, and the dialogue redundant, as if the movie's afraid you've missed it the first time.


Saturday, October 8 2005

In Her Shoes (2005)

In Her Shoes is formula of the quality sort. Formula that showcases big performances and metaphors, and mood-indicating rock songs.


Wednesday, November 6 2002

8 Mile (2002)

Such fictionalizing ensures Eminem's lovability, across all categories.


Saturday, December 31 1994

Wonder Boys (2000)

Curtis Hanson's Wonder Boys is very much concerned with the boys its title declares (or, rather, with a certain sort of boyish behavior). More to the point, it actually seems to wonder, as we do and as the characters do, what is to be done with them.


Wonder Boys (2000) [31.Dec.94]
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