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Summer of Same: July 2009

In a rare attempt at novelty, July jets along with only Harry Potter and the Ice Age crew sampling continuing series spoils. The rest provide unknown pleasures.

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Shanghai Kiss

I really wanted to love Shanghai Kiss and recommend it as a breakthrough for Asian-American cinema, but it's merely an uneven, occasionally soulful film handicapped by some one-dimensional characters and over-familiar plot elements.

Jack Patrick Rodgers
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Heroes

The disease furthers Heroes' allegorizing of its genetic mutants as outsiders, aliens, and queers.

Todd R. Ramlow
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Heroes: Season One

Do we really need yet another story about people discovering supernatural abilities and learning to do good – or evil – with them? The answer: if it’s this good, why not?

Jack Patrick Rodgers
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The Architect

Anthony LaPaglia delivers a brilliantly understated performance as a man who has the ability to build, but not maintain, and the desire to reconstruct, but not renovate.

David Masciotra
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Heroes

Heroes' set-up was both simple ("Save the cheerleader, save the world") and impressively complex.

Todd R. Ramlow
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Net-Works: The Best TV of 2006

You won't have to look far along your television dial to discover the Top TV picks from PopMatters staff. From 20 upward, each entry represents the boob tube at its best.

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Heroes

When his friend suggested he was deluding himself, Hiro said, "I want to be special." Subtlety is not going to be a strong suit in the series.

Marisa LaScala
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Ice Princess (2005)

Corny as it must be, Ice Princess is substantially bolstered by Trachtenberg's appealing mix of eagerness and grace.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Ice Princess (2005)

Corny as it must be, Ice Princess is substantially bolstered by Trachtenberg's appealing mix of eagerness and grace.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Raising Helen (2004)

'Raising Helen's a happy, peppy picture, with Kate Hudson and her legs,' says Garry Marshall.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Raising Helen (2004)

Helen's initial efforts to maintain her previous life are as glib as her inheritance of the children.

Cynthia Fuchs
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