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Conduct Unbecoming

Anne Hathaway is easy to look at under normal circumstances, but in Becoming Jane she is downright breathtaking, with her hair in photogenic upswept...

Three Up, Three Down

Surely no one will be surprised to learn that there’s nothing in Rush Hour 3 that can’t be found in either of the first...

Chasin’ Jason

When people talk about Hollywood franchises, they never seem to mention the Bourne films. The two previous movies starring Matt Damon have grossed more...

Mild Salsa

Hector Lavoe is considered one of the greatest artists of Latin music. With Willie Colon, he practically invented salsa music. Despite good performances, direction,...

Go Toward the Light

Sunshine has nothing to do with the similarly titled 2000 film that starred Ralph Fiennes as three generations of Hungarian Jews living through the...

Greene Journalism

Much like Dreamgirls, Talk to Me is set in the recent past and addresses the vexing question of the place of black entertainers in...

Aerosol Cheese

John Waters’ 1988 film Hairspray marked that precarious moment when it looked like Waters would successfully transform from the ultimate filmmaking outsider to a...

Bale Out

Werner Herzog isn’t the last filmmaker you’d expect to make a straight-up drama about U.S. military heroism, but he’d be pretty far down the...

Freezing Spell

The opening scene of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix takes place in brilliant sunshine, which we don’t often see in these...

The Brad Seed

To begin with, the current film Joshua has nothing to do with the sleepy 2002 movie by the same name that starred Tony Goldwyn...