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Film Reviews

Cowardly Custard

Wildly popular in their own time, Noël Coward's stage comedies fell from favor in the 1960s and have been struggling ever since. His pieces...

Turn Out the Lights?

Are music corporations, with their emphasis on repetitive, easy-to-swallow sounds, quashing musical innovation? Are listeners demanding dumbed-down music? Is good music dead? Several years ago,...

Training Day

Every big-budget action thriller needs a villain who artfully represents the audience's fear du jour. As Ryder, the subway-hijacking financial terrorist of Tony Scott's...

Big Fat Mess

A few years ago, a studio would've dropped a piece of dreck like My Life in Ruins into a graveyard movie month like March...

What Happens in Vegas…

Ever have one of those fits of hysterical laughter, when you're utterly terrified and yet somehow laughing instead of screaming? I had one of...

Sigh-orama

Confession time: I love summer movies. I grew up on Jurassic Park, Independence Day, and the first run of Batman movies. I'd rather watch...

Housing Balloon

The best part of Pixar's new movie Up comes early on. The film starts with its main character, Carl Fredericksen, as a little boy...

Disney’s World

His name "gets attention," said Andrew Disney, a Fort Worth native who's only distantly related to the famous Disneys. "People remember it. It's a...

I, Robot

The Terminator was about time-traveling robots from the future sent to kill an unborn child named John Connor before he could grow up...

Vacant Rooms

I'll admit it, Management got to me. To the naked eye, this low-budget film may look like a cookie-cutter Jennifer Aniston romantic comedy, and...