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Dr T & The Women

Dr T & The Women

After spending the better part of his adult life in a storm of estrogen, OB-GYN Dr. Sullivan Travis (Richard Gere) is still a man in awe of women and still at a loss to understand...

Movie Review posted on 8th March 2005

Solas

Solas

The title speaks volumes about each character's deeply entrenched emotional state in "Solas," a soul-clenching Spanish import dominated last year's Goya awards (the Spanish Oscar)."Solas" translates as "alone," and it's a story about a bitterly...

Movie Review posted on 8th March 2005

The Third Miracle

The Third Miracle

Ed Harris is an amazingly honest actor. Whether he's playing a megamaniacal military rogue (like in "The Rock"), an egomaniacal TV producer ("The Truman Show") or an everyday dad ("Stepmom"), he so fully understands his...

Movie Review posted on 8th March 2005

For Love Of The Game

For Love Of The Game

It's hard not to admire Kevin Costner for his stanch dedication to making old-fashioned movies that defy our acidic modern world.Unapologetically sentimental, he insists through films like "Field of Dreams," "The Postman," "Message in a...

Movie Review posted on 8th March 2005

Holes

Holes

A rare kids' flick that engages youthful intellect and heart instead of patting youngsters on the head and spoon-feeding them stock anecdotes and tie-in toys, "Holes" is a fun family flick with a manifold plot...

Movie Review posted on 8th March 2005

Man On The Moon

Man On The Moon

Seeing the biopic "Man On the Moon" is like being at a seance in a comedy club.Director Milos Forman and star Jim Carrey conjure up the spirit of their subject -- Andy Kaufman, that most...

Movie Review posted on 8th March 2005

The Patriot

The Patriot

For a relentlessly unoriginal, pandering and predictable, two-and-a-half hour Revolutionary War epic that white-washes slavery, chooses exaggerated slow-motion action over any interest in historical accuracy and is helmed by a director who has demonstrated little...

Movie Review posted on 8th March 2005

28 Days

28 Days

Director Betty Thomas' name in the opening credits of "28 Days" came as a big relief leading in to what looked like a soft-pedaled, politically corrected comedy about a happy-go-unlucky drunk -- played by button-cute...

Movie Review posted on 8th March 2005

Jurassic Park III

Jurassic Park III

In 1993, the first "Jurassic Park" took Hollywood's first giant step into the world of computer generated special effects, rendering from scratch huge life-like dinosaurs that genuinely interacted with the humans they chased and chowed...

Movie Review posted on 8th March 2005

The Company

The Company

The title sequence of Robert Altman's "The Company," a fictional verite peek behind the curtain of Chicago's Joffrey Ballet, consists of a conceptual dance with rainbow lighting and iridescent strips of fabric used to create...

Movie Review posted on 8th March 2005

Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle

Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle

There is a key to good'n'stupid lowbrow comedy that few lowbrow moviemakers understand, and it is this: If you have a thin but serviceable premise upon which to build cheap, vulgar, tasteless, but side-splitting dumb...

Movie Review posted on 8th March 2005

The Rage - Carrie 2

The Rage - Carrie 2

There are folks out there who like to rent "Carrie," the unintentionallyhigh camp 1976 horror movie, get a group of friends together and treatit like "Rocky Horror." You know who you are. You're the people...

Movie Review posted on 8th March 2005

Knockaround Guys

Knockaround Guys

In a reasonably fresh twist on the organized-crime genre, "Knockaround Guys" is a post-Tarantino-styled slick flick about a quartet of pampered gangsters' sons trying to prove their worth as wiseguys."To regular people we're stone f**ing...

Movie Review posted on 8th March 2005

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story

Can somebody please stop Ben Stiller?Since becoming a box-office draw with "There's Something About Mary," the guy has been a horrendous ham, devouring scenery with an eye-bugging, eyebrow-stitching schtick so stale and predictable that his...

Movie Review posted on 8th March 2005

Simpatico

Simpatico

Adapted from Sam Shepard's play about betrayal, blackmail, and a horse racing scam that haunts its conspirators for 20 years, "Simpatico" gets by for a while on a cast full of tense, brutal, benumbed performances.Nick...

Movie Review posted on 8th March 2005

The Core

The Core

It would be a terrible shame if talented actors like Stanley Tucci, Delroy Lindo and Alfre Woodard have reached a point where money trumps professional pride. But I can't imagine any other reason they'd sign...

Movie Review posted on 8th March 2005

Gothika

Gothika

If only screenwriter Sebastian Gutierrez had put as much effort into story logic and credible characters as director Mathieu Kassovitz puts into generating seat-grabbing goosebumps in "Gothika," the wannabe-cerebral supernatural horror thriller might have had...

Movie Review posted on 8th March 2005

Blue Streak

Blue Streak

There seems to be an unwritten rule that movies starring ex-stand-up comedians must come to a grinding halt at some point for the star to have a vanity improv scene.Every Robin Williams has such moments...

Movie Review posted on 8th March 2005

Runaway Bride

Runaway Bride

Julia Roberts and Richard Gere have the kind of spellbound chemistry that can make even a movie riddled with flaws feel like an instant romantic comedy classic.Like Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell, Debroah Kerr and...

Movie Review posted on 8th March 2005

Mansfield Park

Mansfield Park

The latest Jane Austen novel lovingly adapted to film, "Mansfield Park" features a predictably resolute heroine named Fanny Price, a 10-year-old girl from a poor family who is sent to live with wealthy relations at...

Movie Review posted on 8th March 2005

Dogma

Dogma

Thanks to all the is-it-or-isn't-it-blasphemy controversy surrounding "Dogma," writer-director Kevin Smith has added a tongue-in-cheek disclaimer to the opening of this renegade ribbing of the Catholic church that is so amusing ("...God has a sense...

Movie Review posted on 8th March 2005

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

Having dabbled in John Malkovich's mind in "Being John Malkovich," then delved into his own neurotic noggin in "Adaptation," ingeniously idiosyncratic screenwriter Charlie Kaufman wraps his head around themes of lucid-dreaming and lost love in...

Movie Review posted on 8th March 2005

The Hours

The Hours

"The Hours" is an Oscar voter's nightmare. An adaptation of Michael Cunningham's novel about three women in three different time periods whose lives are profoundly affected by Virginia Woolf's "Mrs. Dalloway," the film features equally...

Movie Review posted on 8th March 2005

Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius

Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius

When brainy, bobble-headed computer-toon hero Jimmy Neutron tells his mom he's contacted alien life forms in "Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius," she's taken aback by his disobedience."Jimmy," she scolds, "how many times have I told you...

Movie Review posted on 8th March 2005

Adam Sandler's 8 Crazy Nights

Adam Sandler's 8 Crazy Nights

As if searching for some nonexistent middle ground between the cartoon raunchiness of "South Park" and the innocuous banality of a cheap children's Christmas special, Adam Sandler has now weaseled his way into the animation...

Movie Review posted on 8th March 2005

Blade: Trinity

Blade: Trinity

A gratuitous wise-cracking sidekick and a tummy-baring, tight-top-wearing eye-candy vampire hunter have been added to the cast of the sequel "Blade: Trinity," but it's the gal (Jessica Biel) who gets most of the laughs, albeit...

Movie Review posted on 8th March 2005

Bread & Roses

Bread & Roses

"Bread and Roses" isn't a movie so much as a political soapbox made of celluloid, so if you lean to the right on unionization and immigrant's rights, you might as well stop reading right here.Personally,...

Movie Review posted on 8th March 2005

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