November 2002

Steven Soderbergh is on a roll. Last year, you probably saw “Ocean’s Eleven,” a smart piece of slick, fun Hollywood entertainment. Before that, Soderbergh got an Oscar win for “Traffic,” and a nom for “Erin Brockovich.” That’s all good, but my fave Soderbergh movie is “Out of Sight,” a comedy/romance film noir that isn’t even [...]

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A little bit darker and scarier than the first installment of this soon-to-be-classic children’s series, “Chamber of Secrets” was also a bit long. But the art direction and special effects again are top notch, and since the extensive background info was already set up in the first film, this one was able to concentrate more [...]

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I don’t know much about Eminem. I’ve heard his new album only once all the way through and thought it was fairly inspired, sometimes funny, and way too long. However, I do know quite a bit about “8 Mile” director, Curtis Hanson. He’s one of the best directors working today, hot off of two classic [...]

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When was the last time you saw a good, old-fashioned movie about the corrupting power of Hollywood? No, wait. Let me re-phrase. When was the last time you saw an old-fashioned movie about a God-fearing family man turned famous TV star turned amateur porn photographer turned sex addict? If that sounds like something you’ve been [...]

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