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Tom Norton  |  Apr 09, 2007  |  0 comments

Another sports flick about a new coach, a team down on its luck, and a player struggling to succeed. But the variations on that theme are seemingly endless. In the Hollywood vernacular, this one was "inspired by the true story" of a 30-year old substitute teacher/bartender who never played college football but won a shot at a spot on the Philadelphia Eagles roster thanks to an open tryout held by the NFL team's new coach. The tryout was little more than a publicity stunt, but for the player, die-hard Eagles fan Vince Papale, it was a chance to prove himself.

Tom Norton  |  Apr 09, 2007  |  0 comments

Another box-office disappointment here, but its failure was undeserved. This is a delightful romantic comedy. While the title appears to reveal all you need to know about the subject, the R-rating here is very soft. Apart from a few minutes near the beginning, this more of a costume farce than a sex-romp. Perhaps that's why it failed in theaters; it wasn't what the audience expected.

Tom Norton  |  Apr 09, 2007  |  0 comments

This 2004 remake of an early 1960s B-picture was underappreciated when it first came out, and with good reason. The original starred Jimmy Stewart. A remake of any film starring an icon from Hollywood's golden age has a very steep hill to climb.

Tom Norton  |  Apr 09, 2007  |  0 comments

The critical and box office verdicts on <I>Flyboys</I> weren't exactly glowing. Full of clichs with the usual assortment of standard characters…the dull subplot about the lonely American pilot falling for a beautiful young French girl…wooden dialog...a decidedly old-fashioned tone. Yadda, yadda, yadda.

Ken Korman  |  Apr 04, 2007  |  0 comments
Universal
Movie •••½ Picture •••½ Sound •••½ Extras •••
Godfather-like in i
Rad Bennett  |  Apr 02, 2007  |  0 comments
20th Century Fox
Movie ••½ Picture •••• Sound ••• Extras ••••
If you're one of those viewers who feel
Josef Krebs  |  Apr 01, 2007  |  0 comments

(Paramount) Clint Eastwood's cinematic debunking of wartime heroism makes for a terrific home theater experience. The clear, crisp, and bright DVD picture has depth and detail to burn, even in the many nighttime scenes. Although the combat images are tinted like old photographs, bursts of orange flames cut through the sea of green and brown when the big guns blast.

Marc Horowitz  |  Mar 12, 2007  |  0 comments
Universal
Movie •••½ Picture •••• Sound ••••½ Extras ••••
A baby hasn't been born on Earth
Rad Bennett  |  Mar 12, 2007  |  0 comments
Warner
Movie •••½ Picture ••••½ Sound ••••• Extras ••½
Employing the same motion-cap
Marc Horowitz  |  Mar 12, 2007  |  0 comments
20th Century Fox
Movie ••• Picture ••••½ Sound •••½ Extras •••½
Forest Whitaker'
Josef Krebs  |  Mar 12, 2007  |  0 comments
MGM/Sony
Movie •••• Picture •••• Sound ••••½ Extras •••½
Die Another Day (2002) took J
Mel Neuhaus  |  Mar 12, 2007  |  0 comments
The Criterion Collection
Movie ••• Picture •••½ Sound ••• Extras ••
Despite its B-movie story and overreli
Geoffrey Morrison  |  Mar 09, 2007  |  0 comments
Video: 3
Audio: 4
Extras: 3
Amazingly, the first time I saw this movie was just a few months ago. What can I say? I’m a Batman kind of guy. Superman is campier than many of the more serious comic-book adaptations of late, but, compared with other comic-book movies of the time (and for many years after), it’s downright somber. It holds up well and is still the quintessential Superman movie. Covering the last days of Krypton to the time when Superman saves Earth from a toupeed Gene Hackman, it’s quite a film. It’s not least recognizable for its excellent score, which earned John Williams one of his 4,383 Oscar nominations.
Mike Mettler  |  Mar 08, 2007  |  0 comments

Brandon Grafius  |  Mar 06, 2007  |  0 comments
20th Century Fox
Movie •••• Picture •• Sound ••½ Extras •••
In his first film, Borat, the perpetu

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