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  • Rock Hard

    Jack Black What happens when a mainstream movie is infused with an independent sensibility? School of Rock, that's what. The feel-good surprise of the year,...

  • Club Flub

    Culkin and Green Party Monster, which opens this weekend at Visions, is an oddly captivating yet not entirely successful journey into the creatively eccentric, drug-infused...

  • Up a Creek

    About the best thing that can be said for Cold Creek Manor is that it isn't completely dull. You'd think it would be, given how...

  • Mucho Mexico

    ''Are you a Mexi-CAN or a Mexi-CAN'T? '' a blue-spectacled, quirky fellow named Sands (Johnny Depp) asks a hired henchman near the start of Once...

  • Sugar and Spicy

    ''I hear this wah-wah-wah in my head, '' giggles Tracy. ''It's your brain cells popping, '' her friend Evie, giggles back, before taking another hit...

  • Ordinary Pekar

    American Splendor is a stunning achievement, a work of such magnificent ingenuity and so abundantly rich with heart and soul, that it is impossible not...

  • Requisite Requiem

    The combining of popular movie horror icons to make a quick buck is a time-honored tradition in Hollywood. Anybody remember Frankstein Meets the Wolfman? But...

  • Freakin' Awesome

    Whoever decided to cast Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan in the Disney remake of Freaky Friday should be sent a box of expensive chocolates,...

  • Toiletries

    Alyson Hannigan has American Wedding's funniest line. Watching in disbelief as the crass, crude, lewd, sexually motivated Steve Stifler (Seann William Scott) engages in an...

  • Blurred Vision

    The gimmick worked. The addition of 3D to the apparently annual Spy Kids series of movies brought the film in at number one last weekend...

  • Agent Zero

    Pity Rowan Atkinson. As gloriously funny as he is -- and he ranks up there with Sellers, Tati, Chaplin, and all the Pythons -- he...

  • Buccaneer Bust

    Just the mere fact that the subtitle The Curse of the Black Pearl dangles below the title Pirates of the Caribbean like leads one to...

  • Demolition Derby

    There's something really bothering me about Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, something that didn't bother me in the first two installments. Why do the...

  • Missing Persons

    If Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later has a point beyond paying homage to the films of George Romero, I'm at a loss as to what...

  • Circuitry

    On the gay film festival circuit, Circuit continually packs theaters with eager audiences wanting a scintillating and incisive look at the party-based, sociological phenomenon of...

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