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Sunday, June 9 2013

'Beautiful Creatures' Is Pretty 'Twilight' Redux, Emphasis on Pretty

Jeremy Irons seems to be in a constant audition to play Liberace here, his Macon a severe symbol of power who has no trouble prancing around in brightly colored gowns and jewelry


Wednesday, February 13 2013

'Beautiful Creatures': Witchy Teen Drama

In teen-romance-world, adults always get it wrong, they misunderstand or they forget what "it means" to be young, they're preoccupied with rules or appearances, and oh yes, they're old. It's better, in the YA franchise world, always, to be young.


Thursday, December 20 2007

P.S. I Love You

For all his plain-speaking, down-homey affect, Harry Connick, Jr. remains something of a mystery.


Sunday, April 22 2007

Freedom Writers (2007)

A sweet, well-intended film about the power of teachers and how the right motivation can inspire just about any student.


Thursday, January 4 2007

Freedom Writers (2007)

Corny and contrived, Freedom Writers also argues for listening to teenagers. That alone makes it strange and even a little wonderful.


News

Thursday, January 4 2007

Hilary Swank's 'Freedom Writers' earns an 'A' for real

NEW YORK -- In Freedom Writers, a drama based on the experiences of Erin Gruwell, a pre-law student's desire to make a difference leads her


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