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Cute factor saves ‘A Lot Like Love’

Thursday, April 21st, 2005

Cute factor saves ‘A Lot Like Love’

A Lot Like Love is cute, and so is the pairing of Amanda Peet and Ashton Kutcher. And while “cute” is often the word we use to describe a not-so-attractive blind date we’re trying to sell to...

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Amityville Horror remake is terrible

Thursday, April 14th, 2005

Amityville Horror remake is terrible

The Amityville Horror starts off on the wrong foot with me by proclaiming itself to be “based on a true story.” To say that is debatable is an understatement. The Amityville Horror was first the supposedly true...

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Sin City engaging, but certainly not for everyone

Thursday, April 7th, 2005

Sin City engaging, but certainly not for everyone

It used to be that every once in a long while, a movie would come along that I’d have to admit was a high quality film, but that I couldn’t give a recommendation for. It happened only...

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Dose of caffeine helps out mediorce Hostage

Thursday, March 31st, 2005

Dose of caffeine helps out mediorce Hostage

I screened Hostage under these circumstances: After downing a shot of caffeine (of the diet soda variety), I began watching the movie at 11 p.m. Not particularly relaxing, convenient, or settling — I was jittery and overtired....

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Thurl Bailey perfect as intimidating giant

Thursday, March 31st, 2005

Thurl Bailey perfect as intimidating giant

Could anybody have been a more perfect choice to play Biblical giant Goliath than Thurl Bailey? The creators of Liken the Scriptures Episode 3: One Smooth Stone didn’t think so. Bailey has everything in place: a professional...

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Outdated attitudes demolish Guess Who

Thursday, March 24th, 2005

Outdated attitudes demolish Guess Who

Is it really that big of a deal when a gorgeous white guy dates a gorgeous African American girl? No. But the makers of Guess Who would have you believe that it’s a really, really big deal,...

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Ring Two too full of holes to believe

Thursday, March 17th, 2005

Ring Two too full of holes to believe

In 2002’s The Ring, Naomi Watts played an unfeeling, distracted mother and Daveigh Chase played a demonic ghost child who wanted to make everyone pay for her suffering. In The Ring Two, Watts reprises her role as...

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Bland Robot hardly a masterpiece

Thursday, March 10th, 2005

Bland Robot hardly a masterpiece

Somebody named Lee Thomas in Detroit called Robots “a masterpiece.” On what critical planet is he living, I wonder? Because on this one, CG animated movies that are slightly better than Shark Tale and glaringly inferior to...

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The Jacket begins well, but then slowly unravels

Thursday, March 3rd, 2005

The Jacket begins well, but then slowly unravels

A great first line isn’t essential in a movie, but it can do so much to draw you into the story. The Jacket begins with Adrien Brody saying: “I was 27 years old the first time I...

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Thursday, February 24th, 2005

Academy likely to make Eastwood’s day on Oscar night

Last year it was all so predictable: The Lord of the Rings trilogy hadn’t yet been recognized properly by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. It seemed they’d been saving up all their accolades for...

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