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Arrested Development: "Reign Over Me," "Pride," "The Hills Have Eyes II," and "The Last Mimzy" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Schulz   
Wednesday, 28 March 2007 02:17

Adam Sandler and Liv Tyler in Reign Over MeREIGN OVER ME

Even though I have yet to enjoy Adam Sandler in, well, anything, I applaud the comic's attempts to stretch beyond the mumbling, hostile, stunted-adolescent shtick he's employed in such comedies as Click, 50 First Dates, and Mr. Deeds. I'd applaud them more if the films he chooses to stretch in - Punch-Drunk Love, Spanglish, and the current Reign Over Me - didn't wind up every bit as confused and unsatisfying as his comedies are.

 
Future Imperfect: "Premonition" and "Deep Sea 3-D" PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 21 March 2007 02:14

Sandra Bullock in PremonitionPREMONITION

Note: Plot details will be revealed, so here's the Spoiler Alert for those of you who haven't seen the film, and for the two or three of you who haven't seen the film's previews, which give away the entire movie.)

Hollywood entertainments, in general, aim so low that it's disheartening to chastise one for aiming relatively high. But the psychological thriller-cum-melodrama Premonition is infuriating precisely because of its lofty ambitions. For a goodly stretch of the film - nearly the entire first hour - the plotting is clever enough and the direction (by Mennan Yapo) suggestive enough to keep you focused and alert; you're eager to solve the movie's many mysteries along with its heroine. But I left the auditorium frustrated and a little bit angry, and still haven't figured out exactly whom to blame this on.

 
Graphic? Yes. Novel? No.: "300," "Amazing Grace," and "Black Snake Moan" PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 14 March 2007 02:23

Gerard Butler in 300300

Whatever its problems, and they are myriad, you can't say that Zack Snyder's 300 doesn't give you plenty to look at. Adapted from Frank Miller's and Lynn Varley's graphic novel, the film - which follow s the ancient Spartan army in a wildly violent, self-sacrificing battle against Persian forces - is filled with memorably outré images: an enormous tree and a 20-foot-high wall, both composed entirely of corpses; a triad of elephants, backed over a cliff, that plunge to their deaths; the sky blackening with what appear to be locusts, instead proving to be the incoming trajectory of thousands of steel-tipped arrows. In 300, Snyder shows a remarkable gift for graphic-novel composition, and continually keeps your eye engaged. Too bad the same can't be said of your brain.

 
Pigs in a Blanket: "Wild Hogs" and "Zodiac" PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 07 March 2007 02:35

Martin Lawrence, Tim Allen, John Travolta, and William H. Macy in Wild HogsWILD HOGS

I try. Honest to God, when sitting in a crowded auditorium, watching a charmless, lazy, ridiculously unfunny movie such as Wild Hogs, I try to get on the audience's wavelength and figure out what it is that's making them howl with laughter.

 
And a Little Child’s Movie Shall Lead Them: "The Bridge to Terabithia," "Breach," "Music & Lyrics," "Reno 911!: Miami," "The Number 23," and "Ghost Rider" PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 28 February 2007 02:13

AnnaSophia Robb and Josh Hutcherson in Bridge to TerabithiaIn order of bearability ...

 
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