Archive for May, 2003

X2: X-Men United

X2: X-Men United

| May 6, 2003

Okay, I’ll admit it. I’ve never watched the X-Men animated series, nor have I read the comics. For years, the closest I ever came to the X-Men was one of those samples bins at Walgreen’s. You know the kind: bins of bite sized soap and shots of mouthwash for ill-prepared travelers and unexpected overnighters. During […]

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Confidence

Confidence

| May 5, 2003

Maybe I have seen too many “crime thrillers with a twist” in the last few years: 25th Hour, 15 Minutes, Heist, The Score, Insomnia…. Maybe it was the name: Confidence. I was looking for the angle right from the beginning. They told you to look for the angle right from the beginning. And in the […]

People I Know

People I Know

| May 5, 2003

Eli Wurman has been a press agent in New York since the 1960’s. He came to the city from the deep south where he was a Jew where Jews were not wanted. But New York is far more forgiving of anyone’s backgrounds and Wurman developed a large sphere of influence. The trouble is, as your […]

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Identity

Identity

| May 2, 2003

In Identity, a series of coincidences, flooded roads, and plain bad luck strands a group of strangers–a cop and the prisoner he’s transporting, a hooker, a family of three, an actress and her driver, a young married couple–at a ramshackle motel in the middle of nowhere. When people start dying (as people inevitably do in […]