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Love and Other Drugs
Love and Other Drugs, an end-of-the-year release that came out of nowhere, divided the preview audience at the advance screening I attended. Complaints about the film seemed mostly to stem from its perceived manipulation of the audience, how it does everything possible to pull at your heartstrings, and how it doesn't succeed because it's trying too hard. And I get where those complaints are coming from. I understand why some people will be turned off by this emotional story that uses dark humor and lots of sex in exploring two damaged people. But I'm not one of the naysayers. For me, Love and Other Drugs was an easy pill to swallow, a smartly written love story featuring terrific performances by Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway. It's a real breath of fresh air and a welcome departure from the silly recycled rom-coms we're subjected to far, far too often.
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Year One, directed by Harold Ramis and produced by Judd Apatow, follows Zed (Jack Black) and Oh (Michael Cera), a hapless pair of Paleolithic hunter-gatherers who embark on the world's first road trip. Zed deems himself "Chosen" by God after he eats the forbidden fruit from the Tree of Knowledge. Banished from their primitive tribe, the two embark on a journey to find out what life is all about, encountering several Old Testament figures along the way.
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Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li
Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li brings the Capcom videogame classic back to the silver screen after a 15 year absence. The title character (played by Smallville's Kristin Kreuk) is a pianist who hails from a wealthy Bangkok family. As a child, she witnesses the abduction of her well-connected, businessman father by the power-hungry criminal M. Bison (Neal McDonough) and his mammoth enforcer Balrog (Michael Clarke Duncan).
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Back in mid-'90s, director Curtis Hanson was known as a B-list filmmaker - someone who could cull a fair amount of tension out of workmanlike stories such as The Hand That Rocks the Cradle and The River Wild. All of that changed in 1997, however, when Hanson helmed L.A. Confidential. The film became an instant critical success, and Hanson was elevated to the level of a director whose next effort was anticipated. Now, three years later, that "next effort" has arrived, and it's a far different creature than its moody, atmospheric predecessor. Due in large part to the contribution of veteran cinematographer Dante Spinotti, Wonder Boys looks as good as L.A. Confidential (the winterscapes in this film are breathtakingly beautiful), but there's nothing noir-ish about this genial dramatic comedy.
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The more things change, the more they stay the same. As we enter the summer of 2003, Walt Disney Pictures reigns supreme as the distributor of the best animated fare. Yet, less than a dozen years after Beauty and the Beast became the first (and thus far only) animated film nominated for a Best Picture Oscar, Disney's in-house animated division has degraded to the point where it's a pale shadow of its former self. However, by acquiring the exclusive North American distribution rights for the films of Japanese master Hayao Miyazaki and by entering into a partnership with Pixar Films, Disney has managed to maintain its position atop the mountain, despite furious challenges from Dreamworks and Fox. Without either of those deals – especially the Pixar one – Disney's once unassailable position might have been lost.
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Margaret Cho: Assassin
Apparently, I approached this production with a misapprehension. I was under the impression that Margaret Cho: Assassin was intended to be a filmed comedic performance. What I got instead was an 85-minute political rant from a liberal Asian American woman who abandoned comedy in her desire to advocate a number of causes. I have no problem with comedians who use politics as the backbone of comedy; the problem comes when nastiness supplants humor. Even those who agree with every one of Cho's positions (and I agree more often than I disagree) may find this motion picture tough going.
I'm neither a liberal nor a conservative, but, after watching Assassin, I can understand why this country is so polarized. The divisions between the far right and the far left are so deep and wide as to be unbridgeable. Cho's monologue radiates hatred and bitterness towards those who do not share her convictions. She gets applause, ovations, and laughs, but it's important to remember that those in the audience share her views. (In fairness, I should mention that it's just as offensive to watch an arch conservative give a lengthy speech. I can't endure more than about 10 minutes of Rush Limbaugh's pontificating before I have to change the station.)
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Consider this situation: two people approach an intersection from different vantage points. When an accident occurs, they both observe the same facts, yet afterwards their versions of events differ considerably. Neither is lying; rather, it is the subjective rather than the objective element of their account which is unique to each witness. This sort of difference of perspectives (albeit in other circumstances) is one theme explored by writer/director David Mamet in Oleanna.
Playing by Heart
Playing by Heart is an ensemble dramatic comedy about the many faces of love: romance, longing, loss, sex, and lust. Set in modern-day L.A., the film tells six seemingly-unrelated tales about men and women finding each other, losing each other, unearthing long-buried secrets, and discovering things about themselves and others. Nothing in Playing by Heart is groundbreaking. In fact, one could argue that every one of the stories is unremarkable to the point of being trite. But the movie is consistently well-acted and features a gallery of characters so affable that it's difficult to actively dislike any of them, or, for that matter, the film as a whole.
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A young boy joins a group of renegade dwarves on an unpredictable journey through time in this humorous fantasy. Monty Python animator Terry Gilliam mostly achieves a tricky balancing act in his second feature as sole director, creating a dark, irreverent comedy disguised as a family adventure. Particularly amusing are the boy's encounters with various historical figures, including an entertainment-starved Napoleon (Ian Holm), a powerful Agamemnon (Sean Connery), and a surprisingly stuffy Robin Hood, embodied by Gilliam's Python cohort John Cleese.
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A reasonable enough kiddie-pic for the holidays: a German-made, eco-themed 3D animation that brings together a selection of the planet's fluffiest animals in a general assault on the most evil creature of all... man.
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The film begins in the summer of 1982, where a boy named Charlie Carbone (O'Connell) is about to become the stepson of a mobster named Salvatore Maggio (Walken). On that same day, he meets his new best friend, Louis Booker (Anderson), who saves him from drowning. The mobster's apprentice, a recently released ex-con named Frankie Lombardo (Shannon), had tried to drown Charlie intentionally by throwing a football deep into the surf, which would make it look like he wasn't responsible.
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Marthe (Isabelle Huppert) and Michel (Olivier Gourmet) live with their three children in a house next to an abandoned highway. They use the deserted road as an extension to their property. One day without warning, construction workers begin to upgrade the road and the highway becomes open to traffic. Instead of leaving the house, the family continue to live there, despite the increased noise from the passing traffic.
Their younger daughter, Marion (Madeleine Budd), becomes obsessed about the quality and cleanliness of her surroundings. The elder daughter, Judith (Adélaïde Leroux), continues to lead her life of sunbathing out on the front lawn in her bikini, despite attracting unwanted attention from passing motorists. One day she decides to leave the house and doesn't return.
Meanwhile, the remaining family start to sound-proof their house by bricking themselves into the home. This includes blocking up all the windows and sealing all the ventilation points so no sound can get in. Confined in their own home, the pressure begins to take its toll on the family and they eventually leave their house.
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Polk County Pot Plane aka In Hot Pursuit
They Were Hooked on Life in the Fast Lane ...
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The film begins in Bogota, Columbia, where Cataleya's father, Fabio, is having a secret meeting with Marcos, a drug lord to pay off his remaining debt. Fabio, however, learns that Marcos is putting a hit out on him and his family for a valuable item that he holds and Marcos wants. Fabio rushes home and warns Alicia, his wife, that Marcos is coming after them. While Alicia packs, Fabio hands Cataleya a business card, which should lead her to an airport security office, just in case. Fabio hands Cataleya the item that Marco wants, telling her not to lose it and to give it to the Ambassador so that she can get a U.S. passport. He also tells Cataylea to meet up with her uncle, who will take care of her. He tells her to, "Never forget where (she) came from." Soon, Marcos and his thugs arrive at Fabio's residence. Fabio, Alicia, and Cataleya try to escape, but the house is surrounded. Fabio and Alicia have Cataleya sit on the kitchen table and to not move no matter what, knowing the men aren't going to harm her. Cataleya witnesses both her parents gunned down quickly.
Devolved is a racy teen satire that follows a group of high schoolers on an ill-fated whale watching trip who find themselves stranded on a deserted island off the Mexican Coast.
Just Say Love
Physical attractions appear to be the obvious explanation for two people to become a pair. But are they really the reflection of something sublime, everlasting or dare we say, spiritual? Do relationships start in the bedroom or in the heart? In this male love story, the bliss described by Joseph Campbell and sages throughout the millennia is a practical option for finding happiness. As the camera delves into the characters minds and actions we find fulfillment on both a physical and spiritual level.
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