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]

Review: ANYTHING ELSE

September 19, 2003

The advertising for the new Woody Allen film Anything Else have played up the film’s two leads, young actors Jason Biggs and Christina Ricci, while downplaying Allen’s involvement to the point of virtually not admitting [click for more]

Review: AMERICAN SPLENDOR

September 12, 2003

“Write what you know.” It’s familiar advice that’s dished out high school composition courses everywhere. It’s something that Harvey Pekar has embraced, turning his life as a file clerk in Cleveland into the basis of [click for more]

Review: THE ANIMATION SHOW

July 18, 2003

The end of the golden age of cinema due to the rise in the popularity of television brought about many changes in cinema, most notably to the field of animation. As distribution and presentation formats [click for more]

Review: X2: X-MEN UNITED

May 22, 2003

Sequels are tricky things. They must deliver the same thrills that thrilled movie audiences the first time around while still serving up new twists and surprises that won’t alienate fans. Unfortunately, most sequels don’t live [click for more]

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