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A Riveting Story Is Elevated by Captivating Performances in 'Barney's Version'

This is not a romantic comedy as its trailer misleads; rather, it’s a drama that carries us through the defining moments that occur within nearly 40 years of the eponymous character’s life.

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The Strangers

Abusive and arty as it contemplates abuse and art, The Strangers delivers what you guess it will.

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: May 2008

In the first act of this four-part production, Tinsel Town decides to do some unbelievable front loading. Will there be room for independent offerings, or former HBO carnal comedy divas? Who knows? Without a doubt, it's an interesting way to start the season.

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Underworld: Evolution (2006)

Race here is not an inherent or stable identity, but mutable and mutating.

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XXX: State of the Union: Special Edition (2005)

D quotes Tupac -- 'Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal' -- and hip-hop saves the nation.

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XXX: State of the Union (2005)

Ice Cube makes an unusual action hero, cooler and shorter than most.

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Underworld: Extended Cut (2003)

Such contrasts make Underworld an especially good-looking vampire-werewolf-action film, even if it is over-the-top.

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My Life Without Me (2003)

Her capacity for intense focus, as Polley observes, makes Ann seem unusual, 'incredibly efficient and practical'.

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Underworld (2003)

Underworld has more on its mind than matching its throbbing rock soundtrack to action sequences.

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My Life Without Me (2003)

Ann's decision not to tell seems simultaneously selfless and selfish.

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Underworld (2003)

The primary point is the look -- the drenching rain, the blazing gunfire, the catsuit.

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Dark Blue (2003)

This is a scary city, where scary figures hang out on scary corners and slouch with scary insouciance. No wonder the cops are tense.

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