June 2005

In 1931, Variety magazine wrote of Universal Studios’ “Dracula,” “The living-dead Count Dracula who sustains life by drinking the blood of his victims, seems almost plausible.” This was written about a soon-to-be-famous Hungarian actor with hypnotic eyes and a cape. “Dracula” was hugely successful at the box office, but the film was not considered great [...]

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George Romero’s “Land of the Dead” is the fourth zombie movie in the last three years to be given a mainstream release in America. But one must only look as far as the name that appears before the title to realize that this is not a calculated attempt to piggyback the genre’s newfound popularity. Instead, [...]

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From Oscar-winning producer Brian Grazer, Oscar-winning director Ron Howard, and Oscar-winning writer Akiva Goldsman, of “A Beautiful Mind,” comes “Cinderella Man,” another true story of a man who overcame all odds at a time when his country needed him the most, starring Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe and Oscar-winning actress Renee Zellweger. Some movies, by way [...]

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