Author Archive: abraham.laura

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One Man Show

One Man Show

| June 24, 2004

John Falcon is the man who won the largest New York jackpot ever collected by one person, and while I would be shouting it from the rooftops, for him it is the last thing he wants people to remember about him. However, the entire documentary, One Man Show: A Musical Documentary is completely about his […]

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Spy Kids 3D: Game Over

Spy Kids 3D: Game Over

| August 5, 2003

All films should be in 3-D. Not only do they make the audience move in their seats and younger children try to touch the objects coming towards them (which is too cute for words!), they have cool accessories. The cheap little 3D glasses that I am now wearing non stop are courtesy of SpyKids 3D: […]

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Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle

Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle

| July 18, 2003

All the things I liked about the first Charlie’s Angels film, such as spontaneity, campiness and a real sense of girl-power fun, were completely removed from the second one and I have no idea why! Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle is nothing more than a poorly written, overly caffeinated, 2 hour breast fest. I realize that […]

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View from the Top

View from the Top

| March 26, 2003

View from the Top had a great TV ad, showing promise as a film able to mix an actual story with the slapstick genius of Mike Myers. I had hopes of Airplane II being delivered to me when I walked into the theater. The ads were so full of potential with hints of what could […]

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Laura’s Film Guide, 2002

Laura’s Film Guide, 2002

| January 15, 2003

When the higher ups at Film Monthly contacted me to say they needed a top 10 list for 2002, I thought I had died and gone to heaven! Someone wanted to know what I liked at the theater! I was going to look back through the year and pick some great things. Tons of people, […]

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Bowling for Columbine

Bowling for Columbine

| January 7, 2003

Michael Moore’s films not only ask questions about political issues, they tend to answer those questions as well. He is the master of the set up making people with political beliefs different from his own expose themselves and their dubious leanings on screen. He does it with humor and force of will leading people to […]

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Frida

Frida

| December 9, 2002

Most people who are familiar with Frida Kahlo’s work will have their own ideas about why she is an important historical figure. Some will focus on her art, others on her politics, and still others cite her savvy self-promotion as one main reason to celebrate her. Whatever you may think or know about Frida Kahlo […]

Formula 51

Formula 51

| November 20, 2002

Someone has been watching Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels too much and that person is Ronny Yu. Yu’s latest directorial endeavor left me unsure whether to laugh or be pissed off and ask for my money back. A man such as Yu, who makes good Hong Kong action films should know how to make […]

Mona Lisa Smile

Mona Lisa Smile

| October 2, 2002

When I was asked to review Mona Lisa Smile, I honestly had no idea what it was or who was in it. I mentioned having to see it to a friend, and he seemed genuinely pleased, so I assumed it might have some merit. Imagine my shock when I waited the entire film for some […]

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24 Hour Party People

24 Hour Party People

| October 2, 2002

Michael Winterbottom, known for such films as Jude and an episode of the dark, dreary television show Cracker, directed this light hearted look at the Manchester music scene from 1976-early 90’s. It is a far departure for him and based on those movies alone I really would not have guessed he was involved in 24 […]

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