Thursday, August 29, 2002

Poetry, but no motion

Movie: Possession

Posted on Thu, Aug 29, 2002 at 4:00 AM

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Our Rating: 3.00 Neil LaBute was more fun when his characters were torturing each other psychologically and talking about their genitals in public. Having established himself as the thinking man's shock-monger with his "In the Company of Men and Your Friends & Neighbors" (as well as his controversial stage plays),...

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Poetry, but no motion

Movie: Possession

Posted on Thu, Aug 29, 2002 at 4:00 AM

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Possession Length: 1 hour, 43 minutes Studio: Focus Website: http://www.possession-movie.com/ Release Date: 2002-08-30 Cast: Tom Hollander, Lena Headey, Gwyneth Paltrow, Aaron Eckhart, Jeremy Northam Director: Barry Levinson, Neil LaBute Screenwriter: David Henry Hwang, Neil LaBute WorkNameSort: Possession Our Rating: 3.00 Neil LaBute was more fun when his characters were torturing...

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Friday, August 23, 2002

Sons and lovers

Movie: Tadpole

Posted on Fri, Aug 23, 2002 at 4:00 AM

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Our Rating: 3.00 "Tadpole" takes a premise that could be controversial and renders it as harmless as a TV movie of the week. Directed by Gary Winick ("The Tic Code," "Sweet Nothing") from a script by Niels Mueller and Heather McGowan, and shot on digital video in two weeks, it's...

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Sons and lovers

Movie: Tadpole

Posted on Fri, Aug 23, 2002 at 4:00 AM

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Tadpole Length: 1 hour, 18 minutes Studio: Miramax Films Website: http://www.miramax.com/tadpole/ Release Date: 2002-08-23 Cast: Aaron Stanford, Sigourney Weaver, John Ritter, Bebe Neuwirth, Robert Iler Director: Gary Winick Screenwriter: Niels Mueller, Heather McGowan WorkNameSort: Tadpole Our Rating: 3.00 "Tadpole" takes a premise that could be controversial and renders it as...

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Thursday, August 22, 2002

Movie: Simone

Posted on Thu, Aug 22, 2002 at 4:00 AM

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Our Rating: 3.00 At its best, it's "The Idolmaker" with a hard drive, but most of the time, writer/ director Andrew Niccol's comic fantasy comes off as a static and trivial revisitation of his far superior "The Truman Show." Fast-fading film director Viktor Taransky (Al Pacino) gets a new lease...

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Movie: My Wife is an Actress

Posted on Thu, Aug 22, 2002 at 4:00 AM

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Counter culture

Movie: The Good Girl

Posted on Thu, Aug 22, 2002 at 4:00 AM

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Our Rating: 3.50 There's nothing wrong with being a big fish in a small pond -- as long as the littler fish don't outshine you, which is exactly what happens to Jennifer Aniston in "The Good Girl." What should be the first tour de force of the her checkered film...

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Movie: Serving Sara

Posted on Thu, Aug 22, 2002 at 4:00 AM

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Our Rating: 1.00 An extended set piece involving Matthew Perry, an impotent bull, an artificial cow and a long rubber glove typifies the desperation of "Serving Sara," a would-be romantic comedy that pairs the TV Friend with gorgeous Brit Elizabeth Hurley. The second misfire in a row from filmmaker Reginald...

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Movie: Simone

Posted on Thu, Aug 22, 2002 at 4:00 AM

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Simone Studio: New Line Cinema Website: http://www.s1m0ne.com/index2.html Release Date: 2002-08-23 Cast: Al Pacino, Jason Schwartzman, Jay Mohr, Catherine Keener, Pruitt Taylor Vince Director: Andrew Niccol Screenwriter: Andrew Niccol WorkNameSort: Simone Our Rating: 3.00 At its best, it's "The Idolmaker" with a hard drive, but most of the time, writer/ director...

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Movie: My Wife is an Actress

Posted on Thu, Aug 22, 2002 at 4:00 AM

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