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24 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

Land of the Dead (2005)

Predictably macabre, darkly comic, and grimly class conscious, Land of the Dead imagines a world where humans turn against each other when facing dreadful fates.

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24 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005)

Whether or not you believe any angle of Lindsay Lohan's ever new image, she's certainly learned how to recycle, a useful skill in her chosen profession.

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24 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

Bewitched (2005)

Like most movies starring Will Ferrell and all movies based on TV series, this one tries too hard.

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17 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Perfect Man (2005)

Think about this: the film's premise is that Heather Locklear can't get a decent date.

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17 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)

e and You and Everyone We Know teaches us that life's tender intricacies and ironies can bring us closer to one another.

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Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)

Charming, peculiar, and occasionally ingenious, Howl's Moving Castle tilts between fantastical beauty and philosophical pondering.

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16 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

Batman Begins (2005)

Christian Bale brings a menace to Batman, making him radically distinct from alter ego Bruce Wayne.

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Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Roméo Dallaire (2005) - PopMatters Film Review
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What must it feel like to be so insignificant in the world's eyes that your systematic extermination scarcely warrants attention?"

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10 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

More evocative of Fred Astaire than James Bond, John's killer athleticism reflects a general quickness of mind.

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High Tension (Haute Tension) (2003)

Marie never comes to understand her part in the violence of looking, the violation it represents.

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The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D (2005)

Robert Rodriguez is at his enfant terrible game again, for the second time this year.

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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)

If its resolutions are at times too neat, the movie can also be refreshing, allowing the girls to be confused, perceptive, foolish, mad, and generous.

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3 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

Rock School (2004)

Self-loving and foul-mouthed, Paul Green is the ideal star of his own show.

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3 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

Lords of Dogtown (2005)

The most thrilling moments in Lords of Dogtown involve skateboard wheels.

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3 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

Cinderella Man

Whether sad, frustrated, or even thinking about losing his temper, Jim is never less than stalwart.

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28 May 2005 // 1:00 AM

Saving Face (2005)

The center of Alice Wu's debut film, Saving Face, Wil is both driven and dutiful.

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28 May 2005 // 1:00 AM

Madagascar (2005)

What could be better -- you have four legs, all kinds of energy, and all the room in the world?"

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28 May 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Longest Yard (2005)

Sandler is resolutely unriled, whether abused by guards, the warden, or his own teammates, which makes him a decidedly peculiar action comedy hero.

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28 May 2005 // 1:00 AM

Layer Cake (2004)

The hero of Layer Cake has no name. This matters less than you might think.

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28 May 2005 // 1:00 AM

Eros (2004)

Wong Kar-Wai's section follows Miss Hua (Gong Li in some of the most gorgeous dresses ever photographed), a sultry but also wistful Hong Kong call girl.

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