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Sahara

Sahara

If "Sahara" weren't quite so dumb, it might have been a lot offun. A tongue-in-cheek action-adventure movie loosely basedon Clive Cussler's best-selling novel, this wild ride stars Matthew McConaugheyas maritime treasure-hunter Dirk Pitt, who follows...

Movie Review posted on 7th April 2005

Fever Pitch

Fever Pitch

"Fever Pitch" is a romantic sports comedy thatgets by on the same kind of lovable-loser charm that has kept its maincharacter obsessed with the Boston Red Sox since age 7. The movie is not especially...

Movie Review posted on 7th April 2005

Sin City

Sin City

Innovative and dazzling in its absolute loyalty to thevisual style of its inspiration, "Sin City" brings comic bookpages alive to a degree that is unprecedented in movie history. A triptych of dark, violent tales set...

Movie Review posted on 1st April 2005

You I Love

You I Love

With its matter-of-fact, almost lighthearted depiction of open sexualityand homosexuality in modernized Moscow, "You I Love" may be culturallygroundbreaking in Russian cinema, but out of that context, it's littlemore than a comedy-drama of shorthand emotions...

Movie Review posted on 1st April 2005

Melinda & Melinda

Melinda & Melinda

Woody Allen hit upon a plucky, imaginative concept for "Melinda andMelinda": The same story, of a woman at loose ends, imagined as bothcomedy and tragedy by two playwrights (Wallace Shawn and Larry Pine) arguingin a...

Movie Review posted on 30th March 2005

Beauty Shop

Beauty Shop

The laughs come fast and easy in "Beauty Shop," a sharp-tonguedspin-off from IceCube's "Barbershop"comedies that follows stylist Gina Norris (Queen Latifah) as she opensher own salon. But the minimal-effort plot keeps getting underfoot. After performing...

Movie Review posted on 30th March 2005

Guess Who

Guess Who

After setting the stage with half a dozen insultingly shopworn plot contrivancesin its first five minutes, "Guess Who" -- a seemingly ill-advisedcross between "Meet the Parents" and "Guess Who's Comingto Dinner" -- eventually finds its...

Movie Review posted on 24th March 2005

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous

Sandra Bullock isn't doing her underappreciated talentany favors by appearing in "Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous,"a relentlessly dim-witted sequel to her 2000 hit about a tomboy FBI agentgoing undercover at a beauty pageant.The first...

Movie Review posted on 24th March 2005

Dot The I

Dot The I

"Dot the I" begins with a beautiful, willfulbut vulnerable Spanish immigrant to London accepting the proposal of hersweet, adoring and doting English boyfriend -- then being knocked for aloop by a kiss from a stranger...

Movie Review posted on 24th March 2005

Hostage

Hostage

Several stock action-thriller ingredients are slung togetherand served up as new Hollywood hash in "Hostage," including aburned-out cop with personal problems, novice young criminals in over theirnervous heads, a brave little kid who outwits his...

Movie Review posted on 18th March 2005

In My Country

In My Country

A fictional narrative created to encompass several storiesthat personify the nation-altering emotional crux of South Africa's Truthand Reconciliation hearings, "In My Country" accomplishes itsgoal -- but does so largely through obvious plot devices. JulietteBinoche and...

Movie Review posted on 18th March 2005

Millions

Millions

Director Danny Boyle is known for wildly imaginative visualsin innovative, gritty-cool movies about murderers ("Shallow Grave"),junkies ("Trainspotting")and zombies ("28 Days Later"), so what's he doing makinga sweet, sentimental kids' movie? Virtually reinventing another genre,of course.In...

Movie Review posted on 18th March 2005

Downfall

Downfall

For those not already versed in the lore of Adolf Hitler'sfinal days, the intimacy, immediacy and bunker-mentality minutia of "Downfall"may make for truly engrossing cinema. A detailed, historically accurateaccount that bears witness as the psychotic...

Movie Review posted on 18th March 2005

The Ring Two

The Ring Two

Abandoning the gimmicky defining premise of itspredecessor, about the ghost of an evil littlegirl exacting blood-curdling vengeance on anyone who watched a hauntedvideo tape, "The Ring Two" seems also to have jettisoned allnotions of pacing,...

Movie Review posted on 18th March 2005

Ice Princess

Ice Princess

A pretty high-school science geek with a penchant forfigure skating uses physics to land a better lutz in "Ice Princess,"a follow-your-dream movie that is far less cliche-riddled than you mightexpect from such G-rated Disney fare.Michelle...

Movie Review posted on 18th March 2005

Robots

Robots

With its expensive but largely characterless voice castand an off-the-shelf follow-your-dreams plot retooled for a world populatedby wacky sentient machines, the computer-animated "Robots" islucky to have spectacular production design and one or two curious mechanicalstars...

Movie Review posted on 18th March 2005

Man Of The House

Man Of The House

Friday, February 25, 2005If you're looking for a review of "Cursed" or "Man of the House" in your newspaper this morning, you're not going to find one -- in any newspaper anywhere. Opening in theaters...

Movie Review posted on 10th March 2005

Diary Of Mad Black Woman

Diary Of Mad Black Woman

"Diary of a Mad Black Woman" is an obscenely hypocritical comedy-drama that climbs high on a rickety soap box to loudly preach Christian values, then turns around to cheer on its wronged-wife heroine as she...

Movie Review posted on 10th March 2005

Constantine

Constantine

Almost every Catholicism-cloaked supernatural thriller since The Exorcist" has demonstrated an inherent lack of originality, falling back on the same tiresome genre staples: Possessed young women and tied-to-bed exorcisms, "lost" books of the Bible that...

Movie Review posted on 10th March 2005

Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior

Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior

Thai martial arts star Tony Jaa is being touted as the heir-apparent to Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and Jet Li -- and in "Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior," he certainly makes a mark for himself in...

Movie Review posted on 10th March 2005

Cursed

Cursed

Friday, February 25, 2005If you're looking for a review of "Cursed" or "Man of the House" in your newspaper this morning, you're not going to find one -- in any newspaper anywhere. Opening in theaters...

Movie Review posted on 10th March 2005

Nobody Knows

Nobody Knows

In a similar vein to Steven Soderbergh's "King of the Hill," Hirokazu Kore-eda's "Nobody Knows" tells the story of four Japanese children left to fend for themselves when their mother flits off for a...

Movie Review posted on 10th March 2005

Riding Giants

Riding Giants

There have been surfing documentaries before -- mostly hot-dogging sports flicks comprised of "wow" footage with ace boarders facing down big, beautiful, ominous waves. But even "Endless Summer," this mini-genre's high-water mark, isn't as comprehensive...

Movie Review posted on 8th March 2005

On The Line

On The Line

There's almost no point in reviewing a movie like "On the Line" because its target audience -- N'Sync fans dizzy to see oh-so-dreamy Lance Bass play a lovelorn shy guy -- isn't likely to care...

Movie Review posted on 8th March 2005

Sidewalks Of New York

Sidewalks Of New York

Lauded after his 1994 debut "The Brothers McMullen" as a potential Woody Allen for the reflectively cynical generation, writer-director-actor Edward Burns may truly begin living up to that label with "Sidewalks of New York," a...

Movie Review posted on 8th March 2005

Slackers

Slackers

Trying to disguise the fact that "Slackers" is really just a paint-by-numbers, boys-will-be-boys college comedy, first-time director Dewey Nicks slathers the flick in Tom Green-style bad taste outrageousness as its misogynistic cool jerk hero (Devon...

Movie Review posted on 8th March 2005

The Limey

The Limey

Director Steven Soderbergh's "The Limey" is everything the recent Mel Gibson vehicle "Payback" wished it could be.I liked "Payback," but it was an amusement park ride without depth or feeling -- just a guy with...

Movie Review posted on 8th March 2005

Dr Dolittle 2

Dr Dolittle 2

"Dr. Dolittle 2" is one of those comedy sequels slapped together by a lazy screenwriter who thinks as long he's scattered a significant number of good laughs here and there, the clumsy carelessness of the...

Movie Review posted on 8th March 2005

Blood Simple

Blood Simple

REVIEW COMING SOON

Movie Review posted on 8th March 2005

The Talented Mr. Ripley

The Talented Mr. Ripley

While "The Talented Mr. Ripley" may not quitequalify as a masterpiece of suspense, it certainly is the most skilled,engrossing homage to Alfred Hitchcock in ages. Directed by Oscar winner Anthony Minghella ("The English Patient") with...

Movie Review posted on 8th March 2005

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