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The United States of Leland

The United States of Leland

In The United States of Leland, vaunted young actor Ryan Gosling ostensibly plays the mysterious title character, Leland P. Fitzgerald, a teenager facing a prison sentence for the murder of the mentally challenged younger brother...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

XXX: State of the Union

XXX: State of the Union

Who says sequels are never better than their predecessors? Megabudget producers have hammered away at proving this maxim wrong, primarily through sequelizing as many crummy movies as good ones. Sure, a movie like The Matrix...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Star Wars: Clone Wars

Star Wars: Clone Wars

Star Wars: Clone Wars, a "micro-series" that originally aired on Cartoon Network and on the Star Wars website, bridges the gap between two films in the popular epic; the clone wars began during Episode II's...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D

The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D

It seems entirely possible that Robert Rodriguez made Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over in 3-D in order to conform to the '80s law of third installments (kids, ask an eyewitness about the third Jaws or...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The Order

The Order

The Brian Helgeland repertory company of Heath Ledger, Shannyn Sossamon, and Mark Addy returns in The Order, following their 2001 feature A Knight's Tale. Helgeland has reassembled his crew for the crappy supernatural thriller some...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Blue Car

Blue Car

Blue Car is tough, honest, and deeply felt, and all of that made me wish I liked it more. The debut film from writer-director Karen Moncrieff is a coming-of-age drama about Meg (Agnes Bruckner), a...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The Animation Show 2005

The Animation Show 2005

Mike Judge and Don Hertzfeldt are making the rounds again with their pet project The Animation Show, a touring program of that artform so needlessly pushed out of the mainstream, the animated short. The 2005...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Bubba Ho-Tep

Bubba Ho-Tep

Let's just get it out there: Bubba Ho-Tep is about an elderly Elvis Presley (Bruce Campbell) fighting a mummy in a Texas rest-home. In Elvis's corner, there is an elderly African-American fellow (Ossie Davis) who...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Capturing The Friedmans

Capturing The Friedmans

Andrew Jarecki's new documentary, I've read, started not as a journalistic exploration about a collapsing family, but as a piece about clowns who entertain children at birthday parties. Jarecki was urged by several of...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

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