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Thursday, July 30, 2009
Often cited as Kirk Douglas’ favorite of his own films, Lonely Are the Brave gets a new chance to reach audiences with its debut on DVD this month.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
17 Again plays much like Big in reverse, with a touch of It’s a Wonderful Life plus a wish-granting old janitor thrown in for good measure.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
California astronomer Ted Lewis (McCormack) tracks a fiery object to its crash site, where he discovers an alien spacecraft and a giant one-eyed, tentacled slug in Alien Trespasses.
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009
The original 1980 Friday the 13th achieved massive success by ripping off elements from Halloween, Psycho and Carrie. The new Friday the 13th seems content to merely cannibalize itself.
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008
It’s a dog movie. If you’ve ever owned a dog—or seen another dog movie, for that matter—there is nothing in Marley & Me that will surprise you.
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008
What Just Happened is not so much a movie about movies as it is a movie about filmmakers bickering and arguing.
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008
Unfaithfulco-stars Gere and Lane re-team for this adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel about two troubled souls who spend a weekend alone in a North Carolina inn.
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008
Anderson showed a satirical edge in his 1994 debut, Shopping, but brings his video-game sensibilities to this belated remake of Death Race 2000.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
It’s no secret that this adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s celebrated novel originally had David Yates at the helm, while Paul Bettany, Jennifer Connelly and Jude Law were attached to star. Yates left to direct the remaining entries in the Harry Potter franchise, and the three leads were recast.
- CineVegas 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Things are not going well at Ray Ruby’s Paradise. Ray (Dafoe) is four months behind on his rent, to an obnoxious landlady (Sylvia Miles) who keeps threatening to turn the strip club into a Bed, Bath & Beyond. The number of customers seems to be dwindling (“A business like this goes in cycles,” the club host (Hoskins) keeps explaining). The dancers haven’t been paid on time and are grumbling about a work stoppage.