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23 Feb 2004 // 1:00 AM

Spellbound (2002)

Failure is always just one letter away.

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23 Feb 2004 // 1:00 AM

My Life Without Me (2003)

Her capacity for intense focus, as Polley observes, makes Ann seem unusual, 'incredibly efficient and practical'.

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23 Feb 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Missing

At the first moment you see Maggie (Cate Blanchett) on screen in Ron Howard's The Missing, you know this is one of those Cate Blanchett tough-girl projects.

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23 Feb 2004 // 1:00 AM

Lost in Translation (2003)

Lost in Translation one-ups its peers with better music, prettier shots, and a more charismatic lead, but its racism is all the more insidious for being wrapped in a pleasing package.

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The Fighting Temptations (2003)

The most impressive extra on the DVD of The Fighting Temptations is a selection of 'extended music numbers'.

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Death: A Love Story (1999)

Le Brun's voiceover catalogues her own reactions: anger at the doctors' indifference, frustration, and at last, acceptance.

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10 Feb 2004 // 1:00 AM

SpongeBob SquarePants: Seascape Capers

Unlike cartoons that target adults, SpongeBob doesn't employ cynicism, crude humor, sarcasm, or biting social commentary.

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10 Feb 2004 // 1:00 AM

A Charlie Brown Valentine

Snoopy is the kids' only reliable chaperone and role model, and manages to tag along even on the most dog-inappropriate excursions.

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10 Feb 2004 // 1:00 AM

The History Channel Presents: The Alamo

At the end of the day, the truth can never compete with a good story.

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William Gibson: No Maps For These Territories (2003)

William Gibson is a visionary in his own right, and painting him into the reductive sci-fi corner is akin to missing the point of his work.

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10 Feb 2004 // 1:00 AM

Pandemic: Facing AIDS (2003)

Suggests repeatedly that AIDS is brought on by individual actions.

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Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)

If ever there was a filmmaker made for DVD commentaries, it is Robert Rodriguez.

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10 Feb 2004 // 1:00 AM

In the Cut (2003)

'It's all a series of mistaken identities, and how our thinking is like that, that we think we've seen something, but we actually haven't quite seen it all.'"

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10 Feb 2004 // 1:00 AM

And Now Ladies and Gentlemen (2002)

For Valentin (Jeremy Irons), the thrill of the caper just isn't getting it done any longer.

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	Ben Harper: Live at the Hollywood Bowl [DVD]

Ben Harper‘s appeal lies in the fact that he offers something new, while at the same time offering something familiar and comforting. Without a

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The Shield: The Complete Second Season

Inner city realism wasn’t sellin’. People like to be titillated. —Street muralist, “Scar Tissue” Let’s see what kind of a stand-up guy you

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2 Feb 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Persuaders

Follows the adventures of two millionaire playboys who divide their time between enjoying the good life and fighting crime.

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2 Feb 2004 // 1:00 AM

Thirteen (2003)

As the kids have picked up from every cultural sign around them, sex is a route to adulthood, but it's also an ordeal, a hard test of their young mettle.

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Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country [Special Edition] (1991)

It is a reminder of the power the faded franchise once commanded.

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2 Feb 2004 // 1:00 AM

New Dominion Tank Police (1995)

Who has the right to enforce social control, the Tank Police or the Dai Nippon Gaiken Corporation?"

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