Review: THE AVIATOR

December 25, 2004

There are few, if any figures of the twentieth century who can claim to have influenced and changed not one but two American industries the way Howard Hughes did. Hughes’ airline concerns helped advance the [click for more]

Review: AFTER THE SUNSET

November 12, 2004

Max (Pierce Brosnan) and Lola (Salma Hayek) are two of the best jewel thieves in the world, adroitly dodging the apprehension attempts of FBI agent Stan Lloyd (Woody Harrelson). After successfully pulling off one final [click for more]

Review: NAPOLEON DYNAMITE

August 26, 2004

It’s no stretch to say that the improbably named Napoleon Dynamite (Jon Heder) is not the most socially adept student in his rural Idaho high school. He spends most of his school day drawing wizards [click for more]

Review: AVP: ALIEN VS PREDATOR

August 13, 2004

Alien Versus Predator is a film that attempts to address the question, “What happens when the unstoppable forces from two different film franchises collide?” As it turns out, the answer isn’t as exciting or interesting [click for more]

Review: I, ROBOT

July 16, 2004

One of the seminal short story collections in science-fiction literature is Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot. The stories introduced the idea of the Three Laws of Robotics, hardwired into every robot’s computerized brain prohibiting them from [click for more]

Review: SPIDER-MAN 2

June 30, 2004

The two years since Peter Parker (Tobey McGuire) has become Spider-Man have been rather rough for the young hero. The photos that he takes of his alter ego in action are used by newspaper publisher [click for more]

Review: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS

June 16, 2004

Phileas Fogg (Steve Coogan) is an inventor whose rather unorthodox methods have not endeared him to the rather staid members of the Royal Academy of Science. When Lord Kelvin (Jim Broadbent) mocks Foggs’ theories, a [click for more]

Review: VAN HELSING

May 7, 2004

Like the swallows returning to Capistrano herald the return of spring, the arrival of summer can only mean that our local cineplexs will soon be swamped with a multitude of high concept action blockbusters. While [click for more]

Review: ALONG CAME POLLY

January 16, 2004

Romantic comedies have become a calculated risk for Hollywood. A good risk is the pleasantly surprising Kate and Leopold (2001) and a bad risk is the disappointingly flat Alex and Emma (2003). Good thing there’s [click for more]

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