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  • Booze and Mourning in Puerto Rico
  • Booze and Mourning in Puerto Rico

    Johnny Depp return as Hunter S. Thompson, and this time, it's personal.
      Apart from generating lots of laughs, the semi-autobiographical film maps out events Thompson experienced while living in Puerto Rico in 1960 — a period during which he found his voice and invented gonzo journalism. Writer/director Bruce Robinson (How to Get Ahead in Advertising).
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  • Sure Thing
  • Sure Thing

    The odds of Adam surviving cancer are 50/50. The odds of you enjoying this comedy are quite a bit better.
      Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Adam Lerner is a Portland National Public Radio sound editor with a minx for a girlfriend. Bryce Dallas Howard fills the wandering shoes of Rachel, an unlikeable artist with about as much loyalty as a tomcat.
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  • Love Ya, Hunny
  • Love Ya, Hunny

    Return to hand-drawn animation and learn a gentle lesson in Disney’s Winnie the Pooh.
      storybook pages to bring the book’s literal text to life with an appreciation for the words Pooh speaks. Still, “long words bother” him. Based on the fifth chapter from A. A.
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  • Woody Loves Paris
  • Woody Loves Paris

    He loves nostalgia, too, so it’s good that his latest rom com samples the Roaring Twenties.
      While it by no means represents the longawaited return to form, it is probably as good as Woody Allen’s films are likely to get in this, the final victory-lap stage of his career. With its pleasant gypsy jazz guitar score and clearly enunciated themes of nostalgia set in the city of lights, Midnight in Paris.
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  • Ennui Becomes Him
  • Ennui Becomes Him

    In Greenberg, Ben Stiller isn’t the leader of the pack. He’s wandering around trying to find the pack
      American 21st-century post-traumatic stress and economic desolation gets filtered through the mid-life crisis of Ben Stiller’s troubled character Roger Greenberg in Noah Baumbach’s edgy ro
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  • How the West Was Lost

      by COLE SMITHEY & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & B & lt;/span & ased on a 2003 book by 60 Minutes producer George Crile III, Charlie Wilson's War is a fast-food history lesson in the policy methods that Texas Democratic congressman Charlie Wilson used to arm and tra
  • Foggy at Bottom

      by COLE SMITHEY & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t took director Frank Darabont writing a better ending for Stephen King's 1980 novella before he could tackle making the best legitimate horror movie to come out in years. A father and young son become
  • Unlucky Number

      by COLE SMITHEY & r & & r & OCEAN'S THIRTEEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & P & lt;/span & ersonality is noticeably lacking in director Steven Soderbergh's cotton candy caper confection that should, but will not, end his superfluous Ocean's franchise. George Clooney an
  • Return of the Living Dud

      by COLE SMITHEY & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & udiences hoping to experience similar thrills to director Danny Boyle's original virus-infection shocker 28 Days Later would do better to re-watch that flawed film rather than endure this committee-pr
  • Owing Owen

      & & by Coley Smithey & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & Y & lt;/span & & lt;i & ou, Me and Dupree & lt;/i & is a situation comedy that subsists purely on vibe -- namely Owen Wilson's ever-boyish projection of an innocence that has overstayed its welcome long into adulthood. As
  • Impossible Spectacle

      by Cole Smithey & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & M & lt;/span & ission Impossible: III is a perfect summer blockbuster movie. From its failed-experiment opening sequence to its sharp dialogue, exotic locations and pure spectacle, this high-test action picture brilli
  • The Perfect Sturm und Drang

      by Cole Smithey & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & "T & lt;/span & here's nothing fair about who lives and who dies," says manly Kurt Russell to manly Josh Lucas in Poseidon, trying to buck up the younger guy who I am shocked -- shocked! -- to report starts out the movi
  • Court of Equality

      by Cole Smithey & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & G & lt;/span & lory Road tells the story of the first all-black starting lineup of basketball players in a major-college championship game, at Texas Western College in 1966. The team was led by their groundbreaking ye
  • Don't Panic

      Douglas Adams' popular novel comes to filmic life as Earthling Arthur Dent (Martin Freeman) hitches a ride into outer space with his furtively alien pal Ford Prefect (Mos Def of The Italian Job) when Earth is detonated to make way for a hy
  • Safe Harbor

      Debut director Shona Auerbach's touching story of a single mother and her hearing-impaired son was a charmer at last year's Cannes Film Festival but got caught in a release date abyss prolonged by the split between Miramax and Disney. The
  • To Hell and Back

      In Constantine, Keanu Reeves plays the chain-smoking postmodern exorcist John Constantine, of DC Comics' Hellblazer graphic novels, in an overlong movie that falls between last year's terrible Van Helsing and the far more competent rival H
  • The Lame Escape

      This remake of Robert Aldrich's revered 1965 classic would be 15 percent better if not for its abysmal use of pop music, and 100 percent better if Aldrich's son William had never thought to ride on his father's coattails by producing it in
  • Swords, Sandals and Eyeliner

      You know from an early scene of tiresome exposition by Anthony Hopkins that Oliver Stone's three-hour sword-and-sandal epic is doomed when a giant scar across the right side of Hopkins' forehead mysteriously moves to the left side of his h
  • Celebrity Justice

      It's not a good sign when a director's primary claim to fame is as Mel Gibson's former hair stylist. So it is that debut director Paul Abascal has made a tacky revenge thriller that draws on the same antagonistic relationship between papar
  • Catfight!

      This war-horse fairytale gets dragged out one time too many so Hillary Duff (Lizzie McGuire) can pout around as a San Fernando Valley high school student, persecuted by her cruel step-mom Fiona (Jennifer Coolidge of American Pie) and jealo
  • Moore to the Story

      The potential political impact of Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 has audiences champing at the bit to see news that they can't read in USA Today. The movie promises a brewing storm of civil controversy that has never before been tested in

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