September 2001

Have you ever gone to a comedy with a friend who kept saying “Oh, that would never happen!” or “That’s not funny, it’s just stupid”? If so, keep that friend far away from this one. My trusted friend Dave hated “Zoolander.” I, on the other hand, broke into fits of unrestrained, surprising giggles. This film [...]

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I usually like rock n’roll movies, if for no other reason than the subject matter is close to me. Few movies get a real sensation of what it’s like to be in a band. “Almost Famous” did. This stereotypical piece of trash didn’t even come close. The first 45 minutes or so of “Rock Star” [...]

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Nick Park does the inventive and very funny “Wallace & Gromit” short claymation films for the BBC. This is his first of hopefully many long-form features for Dreamworks Pictures. It is essentially a send-up of classic war prison break films like “The Great Escape” and “Stalag 17.” The claymation is amazing and the characters are [...]

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