Archive for June, 2003

Second Nature

Second Nature

| June 7, 2003

When Paul Kane (Alec Baldwin) awakens from a coma with vague memories of his past, including the airplane accident that killed his wife and two daughters, his instinct is to find out what happened. But Paul is a suave, patient man. He does not panic, he does not lose control. Instead, he methodically sets about […]

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Prince Charming

Prince Charming

| June 7, 2003

On the day of his marriage to Princess Gwendolyn, Prince John (Maguire) finds himself in a compromising situation with a damsel in distress. As punishment, he and his squire, Rodney (Short), are subjected to a “frogging,” transforming them into frogs for all eternity, or until the prince can convince a maiden not only to kiss […]

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Wrong Turn

Wrong Turn

| June 7, 2003

Young man in a hurry for a job interview is running late, thanks to a jack-knifed semi on the freeway. Asking for directions at a forgotten, rundown, backwoods gas station, he is given the cold shoulder by the dilapidated owner, but spies a possible side road through the mountains. The dirt track through the remote […]

The Third Annual Palm Springs Film Noir Festival

The Third Annual Palm Springs Film Noir Festival

| June 7, 2003

Palm Springs’ darkest film festival glided down the fatalistic back alleys of film noir for the third go-round last week. Festival director Arthur Lyons created a unique cinematic event that transcended mere screenings of America’s darkest art form. From the opening night arrival of celebrities in classic cars, to filmgoers dressed down in period garb […]

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The Italian Job

The Italian Job

| June 3, 2003

If you’ve had enough of high-tech special effects in films like The Matrix Reloaded and X2, why not try The Italian Job–an action flick with an old-fashioned, leaves-your-palms-sweaty car chase? Trust me, you’ll never look at traffic jams in the same way again. Based loosely on the 1969 film The Italian Job by Troy Kennedy-Martin, […]

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