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Why Did Ghost Rider's Fiery Motorcycle Demon Flame Out on Film?

A second-tier Marvel character, Ghost Rider's motorcycle mayhem tried but never could burn up the silver screen.

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Will Eisner’s Dual Identity: The Spirit of an Artist

A biography of Will Eisner, perhaps the greatest cartoonist in the history of American comics. Eisner used The Spirit as his vessel for unexplored creativity with story elements not commonly found in comics.

Charles Moss
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The Spirit

The Spirit (Gabriel Macht) lives in a dark, superficial, and exceedingly familiar place.

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The Women

Despite its title, The Women is not an update of George Cukor's diva smackdown of the same name.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: December 2008

Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: September 2008

From wars both past and present to a number of nail-biting thrillers, September is sizing up as a potentially profitable one.

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Cleaner

Director Harlin's cinematic GPA constantly dips over and under the line between B-movie bliss and C-movie oblivion.

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We Own the Night

You can see -- though the brothers take a few more scenes to catch up -- that each envies the other: Joe wants Bobby's seeming independence, Bobby wants daddy's approval.

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Ghost Rider (2007)

This script takes generic archetypes and applies them to specific situations only by the cheapest of character-development techniques.

Marc Calderaro
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Ghost Rider (2007)

Now, not only is the Ghost Rider beleaguered by Mephistopheles' incessant demands, but also by this big-screen ignominy.

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Trust the Man (2005)

Trust the Man is definitely enjoyable: as one of the guiltiest of pleasures that you only watch at home during the cold, dark winter, with the curtains drawn, alone and in shame with a whole bag of potato chips.

Matt Mazur
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Trust the Man (2005)

Trust the Man is primarily focused on women trusting men, because the men find it nearly impossible to trust each other.

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Hitch (2005)

Hitch's combination of expertise and endearing clumsiness makes use of a few too many clichés.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Hitch (2005)

Having conquered Independence Day, Will Smith has set his sights on Valentine's Day.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Stuck on You (2003)

While the initial twins material is weak, the Hollywood lampoon barely gets off the ground, and the love story is so lightweight, it practically floats.

Bill Gibron
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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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Out of Time (2003)

The fact that Matt is a black man only makes these several lines of pursuit more complicated and more resonant.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Stuck on You (2003)

Draggy as its comedy can be, Stuck on You's humanity is always sprightly and engaging.

Jesse Hassenger
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Out of Time (2003)

The fact that Matt is a black man only makes these several lines of pursuit more complicated and more resonant.

Cynthia Fuchs
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2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)

'It's the juxtaposition, like Sergio Leone would do that really well.'"

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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2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)

Tyrese brings appropriate rage, outstanding musculature, and welcome comedy to the proceedings.

Cynthia Fuchs
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All About the Benjamins (2002)

'All About the Benjamins'... relies heavily on the considerable chemistry between Epps and Cube: sometimes it's just fun to watch them entertain one another, which they clearly do.

Cynthia Fuchs

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