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Oscar-Mire Winners PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 21 February 2006 18:00
In discussing this year’s Oscar races in the picture, director, and the acting categories, we may as well begin with the nominee area audiences had the least chance of catching, as it was the only major contender yet to get an area release: Duncan Tucker’s Transamerica.

 
Stop! You’re Killing Me!: "Final Destination 3," "When a Stranger Calls," and "The Pink Panther" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 14 February 2006 18:00

Mary Elizabeth Winstead in Final Destination 3FINAL DESTINATION 3

Final Destination 3 is, almost unequivocally, the least successful of the franchise’s entries. But you know what? The movie is still pretty terrific. It’s easy to resent sequels that’s don’t deviate at all from the proven formula of their forebears, especially in regards to horror flicks; audiences want these follow-ups to give them what they loved about the original but not merely what they loved about the original. (The most common complaint I hear about horror sequels is “It’s just like the first one.”)

 
London Bitches Falling Down: "Mrs. Henderson Presents" and "Match Point" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 07 February 2006 18:00

Kelly Reilly and Judi Dench in Mrs. Henderson PresentsMRS. HENDERSON PRESENTS

Beginning with its first reel, I had a pretty fair inkling that I would wind up hating Mrs. Henderson Presents, but the point of no return occurred around the 30-minute mark.

 
2005 Oscar Nominees - What They Got and Where to Find Them PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 31 January 2006 18:00
BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN (R) –Here’s something that rarely happens: The movie that received the most Oscar nominations – eight in all – actually deserved to receive the most Oscar nominations. Ang Lee’s agonizingly fine romantic western makes the mystery and heartache of love come alive in ways you may have forgotten movies were capable of. Nominated for Best Picture, Director, Actor (Heath Ledger), Supporting Actor (Jake Gyllenhaal), Supporting Actress (Michelle Williams), Screenplay Adaptation, Cinematography, and Original Score ... and, to be honest, a few others – Best Film Editing, Art Direction, maybe even Best Supporting Actress for Anne Hathaway – wouldn’t have been out of line. (Great Escape Theatre, Showcase 53)

 
Good Help Is So Hard To Find...: "Big Momma's House 2," "Nanny McPhee," "Underworld: Evolution," and "The Matador" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 31 January 2006 18:00

Martin Lawrence in Big Momma's House 2BIG MOMMA'S HOUSE 2

In the second season of TV’s Arrested Development, struggling wannabe actor Tobias, separated from his wife and daughter, devises a brilliant strategy for insinuating himself back into their lives: He dons a wig and a frumpy housedress, speaks in a high, quasi-British falsetto, and greets his family as Mrs. Featherbottom, hired by “the agency” to serve as housekeeper and nanny. (Tobias, as the narration points out, is giddily – and ridiculously – enacting the plot to Mrs. Doubtfire.) His family is, naturally, unconvinced by Tobias’ disguise, but they’re happy to let him continue the ruse anyway – the house never looked cleaner. This subplot was a typically, fiendishly clever one for the series; by finally addressing the “Are you kidding?” element of this comic staple – where seemingly smart characters are fooled by a touch of latex and rouge – it subverted expectation by making our “hero” the butt of his own joke. Tobias’ drag act made it impossible to ever again watch Mrs. Doubtfire – or even Tootsie or Some Like It Hot or Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night – in quite the same way.

 
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