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6 May 2004 // 1:00 AM

Van Helsing (2004)

Van Helsing is full of monsters -- monster lore, monster jokes, and monster trivia.

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6 May 2004 // 1:00 AM

Valentín (2002)

As Valentín describes his situation with unaffected confidence, you see how he might be interested in space flight.

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6 May 2004 // 1:00 AM

Super Size Me (2004)

Winner of the Best Director prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival, Morgan Spurlock's Super Size Me demonstrates graphically that fast food is bad for you.

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6 May 2004 // 1:00 AM

New York Minute (2004)

Mary-Kate and Ashley are what they are, and no one can stop them.

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29 Apr 2004 // 1:00 AM

Mean Girls (2004)

In Girl World, as in any feral environment, 'When you get bitten by a snake, you're supposed to suck the poison out.'"

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Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979)

This time around, Life of Brian might be seen for what it is: an icon of irreverent comic brilliance.

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The Laws of Attraction (2004)

Daniel inhabits a universe where his judgments, his desires, and his insights (no matter how obnoxious, self-serving, or willfully blind) are always right.

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29 Apr 2004 // 1:00 AM

Godsend (2004)

Jessie is slow to react to all this weirdness, feeling understandably protective of her child and unfathomable trust in Richard.

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29 Apr 2004 // 1:00 AM

Envy (2004)

Scheduled to open a year ago, Envy is as dopey, uninventive, and smug as you'd expect from a movie that's 'all from shit'.

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23 Apr 2004 // 1:00 AM

Wilbur (2002)

Danish director Lone Scherfig is an expert at balancing melodrama and comedy.

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23 Apr 2004 // 1:00 AM

13 Going on 30 (2004)

13 Going on 30 is best when it's adorable.

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23 Apr 2004 // 1:00 AM

Man on Fire (2004)

Man on Fire means to distress. Punctuated by mobile subtitles and assaultive editing, the movie underlines the daily threat of living in places where kidnapping is a sort of business, organized and ongoing.

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23 Apr 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Agronomist (2003)

Jonathan Demme's documentary spends less energy lamenting or even raging than it does extolling the vitality and resilience of its subject.

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15 Apr 2004 // 1:00 AM

Young Adam (2003)

Joe's trajectory through post-war Glasgow and Edinburgh takes on a sort of dread inevitability.

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15 Apr 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Punisher (2004)

Ungainly and grim, the movie is loaded with comic-book heroic clichés and explosive effects.

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15 Apr 2004 // 1:00 AM

Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004)

Beatrix's survival depends on her weird combinations of passion, dispassion, and compassion.

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15 Apr 2004 // 1:00 AM

Dogville (2003)

The accusation that the film is 'anti-American' says less about Von Trier than it does about the American psyche.

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Johnson Family Vacation (2004)

Everyone is unhappy at the prospect of the drive from L.A., as it entails numerous days stuffed in Nate's newly outfitted SUV.

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8 Apr 2004 // 1:00 AM

Io non ho paura (2003)

Children are imaginative, courageous, and observant. And they are scared for good reasons.

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8 Apr 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Girl Next Door (2004)

For all its raunchy allusions and language (and porn stars), the film is essentially conservative, as Matt succeeds in romance and business.

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