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The Tense Tale of 'Black Butterfly' Almost Twists Itself Apart

Imagination and violence collide in this story within a story.

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Monkey Business (Part 1: May)

Talk about frontloading your approach. Each week in this first full month of patented popcorn movies finds another famous franchise icon making a major blockbuster bow. Only truly disastrous results from these guaranteed crowd-pleasers will keep the coffers from clogging with cash.

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Take the Lead (2006)

There's something disturbing about the recent proliferation of films with this 'save the inner city kids' motif.

Lesley Trites
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The Legend of Zorro (2005)

This opening action is acrobatic, the explosions thrilling, and the sword-fighting is sensationally swooshy.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Shrek 2 (2004)

Cute, confident, and utterly stylish in his feathered hat, Puss confronts Shrek and Donkey in the woods: 'Ha ha!'"

Cynthia Fuchs
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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.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)

'Are you a Mexican or a Mexi-cant!?'.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Femme Fatale (2002)

Rebecca Romijn-Stamos' central function is looking great and so, confounding various men around her.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)

Sever grabs the big old gun inside and shoots in exquisite slo-mo. She even works in a hairflip.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002)

Juni and Carmen's perspective, part convincingly ingenuous and part movie-kid calculated, organizes the film's general view of things.

Cynthia Fuchs
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