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Serendipity

Serendipity

| October 10, 2001

There is no doubt many of us feel guilty about enjoying certain things in life like going out to eat or catching a flick on Saturday night – things we never thought twice about before September 11th. Maybe enjoying what life has to offer seems self-indulgent right now – heck, I know I’ve thought that. […]

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Osmosis Jones

Osmosis Jones

| September 14, 2001

Bill Murray and the Farrelly Brothers team together for a most unusual anatomy lesson in Warner Brothers’ Osmosis Jones, a fun and creative film unfortunately overlooked in a summer of hyped-up, but lack-luster flicks. Bill Murray plays Frank Detorri, a fried-chicken-loving father who could be the poster child for heart attacks and clogged arteries. His […]

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Original Sin

Original Sin

| August 3, 2001

If your mother told you once, your mother told you a million times: mail-order brides are just a bad idea. Advice Antonio Banderas could have used in the lust-filled flick Original Sin. Based on the Cornell Woolrich novel Waltz Into Darkness, and written for the screen by director Michael Cristofer, this film asks an important […]

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Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde

| July 23, 2001

First, I have a disclaimer. I am a true blonde. I enjoy blonde jokes, but I think that jokes about brunettes and redheads are funnier. I am in no way threatened by the blonde stereotype. If anything, it gives us blondes the advantage. We are constantly surprising people when we turn out to be intelligent, […]

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The Man Who Cried

The Man Who Cried

| July 2, 2001

Paris. The city of love. The place where Rick’s and Ilsa’s hearts unite. And the place where they are torn apart by the cruelties of war. So it is with a new set of lovers in Sally Potter’s The Man Who Cried. The film is a combination of dream and nightmare. It is a dream […]

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Baby Boy

Baby Boy

| July 1, 2001

A funny thing happened on the way to the cinema where I was taking in John Singleton’s latest effort, Baby Boy. For several weeks I had been having discussions with a male co-worker about the finer elements of ascending from boyhood (or “guyhood,” as I like to call it) to manhood. I explained in my […]

Moulin Rouge!

Moulin Rouge!

| June 1, 2001

Think Vegas on acid. Times that by one hundred. Let your mind run wild with naughty fantasies. Don’t hold back. Nothing is forbidden. Are you are ready for Moulin Rouge? Don’t say I didn’t warn you. This film is not for everyone. Those who squash their dreams, smother their desires, and are left leading ordinary […]

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Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor

| May 26, 2001

For the last six months I can’t recall having gone to a movie without seeing the Pearl Harbor trailer. After viewing it for the umpteenth time, I entertained myself by making predictions. Disney is going to make a gazillion dollars on Jerry Bruckheimer’s and Michael Bay’s latest collaboration (a good thing since the film cost […]

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Bridget Jones’s Diary

Bridget Jones’s Diary

| April 27, 2001

I picked up Helen Fielding’s international bestseller, Bridget Jones’s Diary, last summer. Let me set the scene for you: I had two ugly zits on my forehead. I was recovering from a broken heart. I couldn’t find a bathing suit to flatter any part of my imperfect body. I was, or so I thought, a […]

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