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24 Jul 2003 // 12:00 AM

I Capture the Castle (2003)

The Cottons bluster into the Mortmains' lives, as Americans in British tales will do.

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17 Jul 2003 // 12:00 AM

How to Deal (2003)

What's not to love about Mandy Moore?"

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17 Jul 2003 // 12:00 AM

Garage Days (2002)

Director Alex Proyas comes out of his moody cave with this flick about a band's efforts to find fame.

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17 Jul 2003 // 12:00 AM

Bad Boys II (2003)

For this invasion, they need extra firepower and get it, including useful high tech surveillance courtesy of the CIA: this is Bad Boys II's most outrageous fantasy, that this agency has its act together.

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AfterMath: Unanswered Questions From 9/11 (2002)

For those unfamiliar with the subject, AfterMath provides a hypnotic introduction, complete with split-screen graphics, dance beats, and voice-over narration by hip-hop artist Paris.

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14 Jul 2003 // 12:00 AM

Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision (1995)

'I had to ask myself: What is a memorial's purpose? Especially, what is a memorial's purpose in the 20th century?'.

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10 Jul 2003 // 12:00 AM

Swimming Pool (2003)

Julie becomes Sarah's muse, her model, her irritant.

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Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)

During the story's awkward romantic interludes, children and their parents can squirm in boredom together, as a family.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

Ingenious and mesmerizing, Johnny Depp embodies the film's essential fantasy, that a pirate's life is exciting and unfettered.

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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)

'You're probably too young to remember,' Allan Quartermain (Sean Connery) tells the messenger, 'but the Empire is always in some kind of peril.'"

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Hell’s Highway: The True Story of Highway Safety (2003)

The real highlights in Hell's Highway are the films themselves, and Wood has presented a generous sampling of often flabbergasting clips.

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Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)

The T-101 is determined to complete his mission, to protect them, to be the best, most committed, and most confounding daddy that John Connor will ever have.

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3 Jul 2003 // 12:00 AM

Respiro (2002)

Respiro, as its title suggests, is about breathing, in a spiritual, vivacious sense.

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Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003)

The first time around, Elle's chirpy charm seemed fresh and campy; now it's formula.

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3 Jul 2003 // 12:00 AM

Cremaster 3 (2002)

The Cremaster cycle rewards with stunning visuals, concepts, and questions that will rattle around your head for days.

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The Chess Player (Le Joueur d’echecs) (1927)

The plot and scope of The Chess Player are sprawling, as is the running time of 140 minutes, but the film is as engrossing a spectacle as one will see.

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26 Jun 2003 // 12:00 AM

28 Days Later (2002)

Restless, irksome, strange: there's not much downtime in Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later.

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26 Jun 2003 // 12:00 AM

The Hard Word (2002)

Cue sign of suspicion, that is, the frame lingers on Dale's dour face through car window.

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26 Jun 2003 // 12:00 AM

The Eye (2003)

The influence of blood kin and the customs of religion act as a fulcrum to balance the influence of the supernatural.

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Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003)

Madison Lee draws so near to Nat that she seems ready to lick the younger Angel's pretty, smile-plastered face.

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