Archive for December, 2002

25th Hour

25th Hour

| December 30, 2002

The trailer sure looked good. A bunch of great story parts that could come together. We see Monty Brogan (Edward Norton) asking his friend Francis to do him a big favor. Since the story is about a convicted drug trafficker’s last night of freedom he MUST be planning to run away from the seven-year sentence […]

Chicago

Chicago

| December 29, 2002

I’ve decided that I want to be Catherine Zeta-Jones when I grow up. When the world thought she couldn’t be more beautiful or talented, here comes her tour de force performance as the showgirl/murderess Velma Kelly in Rob Marshall’s remake of a classic musical. Chicago was a Kander and Ebb (the writers behind Cabaret) show […]

Narc

Narc

| December 29, 2002

An undercover narcotics officer is involved in a messy shooting which results in bad publicity for the Detroit P.D. Suspended, he is called back after 18 months and asked to try his hand at investigating the death of another undercover narcotics officer whom he did not know. He is paired with the slain officer’s partner, […]

Catch Me if You Can

Catch Me if You Can

| December 27, 2002

The acorn does not always fall far from the family tree. Frank Abagnale, Sr. was a business man with a lot of larceny in his sole. But the IRS caught up with him and the tide turned against him. His son, Frank Jr., took what he learned from his father and expanded it – traveling […]

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Antwone Fisher

Antwone Fisher

| December 27, 2002

On Christmas Day, my wife and I decided to spend the day in deep religious contemplation–yep, we took in three movies at the local cineplex. The “throw in” movie was supposed to be Antwone Fisher because we had seen the preview at least 12 times and knew the entire movie because they lay it all […]

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Gangs of New York

Gangs of New York

| December 22, 2002

Gangs of New York is an intimate yet epic tale of the simmering ethnic disagreements that gnaw at the core of the Big Apple, simultaneously a very personal story of would-be revenge and a primer in the background of one of the worst incidents of civil unrest the United States has ever seen. With painstaking […]

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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

| December 21, 2002

The Two Towers, the continuation of The Lord of the Rings trilogy opened Wednesday night and, judging by the amount of people at the 10:10 showing, will do tremendous boxoffice as all of the lovers of things Middle Earth trudge into the theaters to see the 2nd installment of the JRR Tolkien classic book series. […]

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Drumline

Drumline

| December 16, 2002

Going in to see Drumline, I already had the lead written: “I’m sure that the producers of Drumline had a marching band consultant, pity they didn’t listen to him.” While not quite true, anyone who ever went 8 to 5 across a football field will roll their eyes a few times but you don’t have […]

Star Trek: Nemesis

Star Trek: Nemesis

| December 15, 2002

As the final credits rolled the conversations and murmurs began… “Did you get that “Kirk Epsilon escape” reference?” “Did you notice that as soon as Picard said to keep the bow of the ship facing the enemy, they showed the Enterprise facing away from it?” “They even showed the shadow of the shuttle craft going […]

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Maid in Manhattan

Maid in Manhattan

| December 15, 2002

Of all the things that were in Pandora’s box, Hope was the most vicious. You see, hope makes you believe things are possible…that things can happen. Hope is a false friend and not one to be trusted in the slightest. Hope’s idea of a fun time is to send you, like Icarus, soaring sunwards, only […]

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