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'A Private War' Brilliantly Recalls a True Hero, War Correspondent Marie Colvin

Documentarian Matthew Heineman's debut feature is an inspiring tribute to war correspondent Marie Colvin, who dedicated her life to documenting the human cost of war.

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What Just Happened

Less an expose than a recap of what even casual observers of the industry know or intuit, What Just Happened relies on clichés even as it deplores them.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: October 2008

What studio suit thought this was a good idea? With four months to schedule your high priced efforts, you instead unload almost 30 overpriced pictures on an unsuspecting movie audience.

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Swing Vote

Swing Vote's satire is consistently unsurprising, even if it's warranted.

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Space Chimps

Lacking forward motion, Space Chimps turns itself in circles.

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Kit Kittredge: An American Girl

Kit Kittredge is, as her movie and doll-line assert, An American Girl, and so she'll need to face up to her national history, embrace her responsibility, and learn a useful life lesson to boot.

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: August 2008

Talk about a crowded schedule. There are more offerings scheduled this month than in the previous two combined.

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: July 2008

And it just doesn't stop. If part two in this three-ring play was packed with well hyped product, July just keeps the receipt treats coming.

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The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

According to this film women in power are cruel, lonely, and constantly paranoid; not to mention supremely non-sexual.

Matt Mazur
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3 Lbs.

Replacing the best new series of the season, Smith, CBS' hospital melodrama sticks closely to formula in its first episode.

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The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

'You sold your soul the first time you put on that pair of Jimmy Choos.' So ascertains Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), editor-in-chief at Runway magazine, disdainful of her self-doubting assistant. And so she summarizes yet another tale of a little girl who finds corruption in the big city.

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Lucky Number Slevin (2005)

Despite the title of the movie he lives in, Slevin (Josh Hartnett) is only partly lucky.

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Murder One: Season One

Mesmerizingly played by Daniel Benzali, Ted respects the law but understands that the courthouse is just one of its venues.

Samantha Bornemann
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Robots (2005)

Valiant and righteous, the old-fashioned robots fight back against the slick, wealthy, huge machine.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Shall We Dance? (2004)

'The fact is,' says director Peter Chelsom, 'I was very, very wary about remaking such a perfect original.'"

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Terminal (2004)

The saga of Viktor Navorski (Tom Hanks) is an apt reflection of what might be termed a global fear.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Shall We Dance? (2004)

Paulina is not only gorgeous, athletic, and lithe, she's also in need of solace.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Terminal (2004)

Viktor is pronounced 'unacceptable', a man without nation, identity, or status.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Core (2003)

While the film probably can't be recuperated, Jon Amiel's commentary on the DVD works some wonders of its own.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Eighteenth Angel (1997)

And with that, the film's innocence-versus-evil course is set.

A.E. Souzis
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Maid in Manhattan (2002)

Jennifer Lopez has made a lucrative habit of reprising her story in most of her fictional incarnations.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Core (2003)

Settles quickly into the most mundane of plot and character developments.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Maid in Manhattan (2002)

This 'ethnic' modification of 'Pretty Woman'-meets-'Working Girl' uses the 'iconic' Lopez strategically.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Road to Perdition (2002)

The perfectly grim surface evokes eons of pain, as well as a highly stylized contemporary sensibility, not so much cynical as skeptical and self-aware.

Cynthia Fuchs

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