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  • Unhappy Together

    It's fitting that Todd Phillips has been tapped to direct a spoof of The Six Million Dollar Man. Fitting because Phillips appears intent on mooring...

  • Bloody Pulpit

    Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ can be summed up in a single word: obsessive. The movie, which concentrates on the final twelve hours...

  • Holiday Road

    In order to fully enjoy Eurotrip, you need to be willing to completely shut off your mind and relax as you soak for ninety minutes...

  • Hair Cuttery

    There are great haircuts. There are terrible haircuts. And then there are those haircuts that are so profoundly mediocre that they go virtually unnoticed. Those...

  • Vive la Chomet!

    French animator Sylvain Chomet's The Triplets of Belleville is one of those movies that so thoroughly envelopes you in its own world, so thoroughly commands...

  • Torso Envy

    If movies were air, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton would qualify as helium. Not that one expects substance from romantic comedies, but Robert Luketic's...

  • Puppy Love

         ''I was born on the wrong end of the leash, '' bemoans Spot, the blue-furred canine protagonist of Disney's Teacher's Pet. ''I'm a dog...

  • The Woman Beneath

    Talk about your extreme makeovers. Charlize Theron's alarming transformation into prostitute-turned-serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster is so remarkably convincing, you almost forget you're watching...

  • Folk Lure

    A few years ago, Tim Burton strayed into disappointing simian-minded territory with a fumble-fingered remake of Planet of the Apes. He must have learned his...

  • The Best and Worst Films of 2003

    1. LORD OF THE RINGS: RETURN OF THE KING -- Peter Jackson's finale to the J.R.R. Tolkien classic was everything it needed to be: epic,...

  • Ring Power

    It's probably a bit premature to call Peter Jackson the greatest filmmaker to have ever lived. It's not, however, premature to herald the Lord of...

  • Battle Fatigue

    You've gotta hand it to Edward Zwick -- when creating an historical war epic, he's got the formula down pat: Make it bigger than life,...

  • Santa Claws

    Holiday movies are designed, by and large, to spread good cheer, to make us all warm and glowy inside, to make us feel charitable toward...

  • Amazing Adventure

    It's been ages since I witnessed an audience applaud a movie. But the Sunday matinee crowd gathered at Master and Commander: The Far Side of...

  • Bear Necessity

    I'll admit, with the recent triumphant rise of such CGI animated wonders as Finding Nemo, and the recent hard tumbles of more traditional animated fare...

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