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Cold Mountain

Cold Mountain

| December 31, 2003

Based on Charles Frazier’s best selling novel by the same name, Cold Mountain is the story of Inman (Jude Law), a Confederate soldier who finds that some times it takes more courage to run than it does to stand and fight. He leaves the ranks to return to is hometown of Cold Mountain with the […]

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Love Don’t Cost a Thing

Love Don’t Cost a Thing

| December 22, 2003

I was embarrassed to buy a ticket to this movie. Maybe it was because the 17 year old behind the speaker and plate glass window at the box office laughed at my request for a student price. Maybe it was because I was the only one in line that was over 18. Maybe it was […]

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Big Fish

Big Fish

| December 22, 2003

When director Tim Burton released his latest film, Big Fish, the story of a man, his life, his dreams and his legacy, it seems like the dream wasn’t quite complete. While using the fantastic imagery that filmgoers have grown to expect in his past films, Big Fish simply flops as the film’s construction seems more […]

Honey

Honey

| December 9, 2003

If crowd analysis is ever to be used as an indicator of a film’s success, it would be appropriate for this screening I attended. Walking into Honey during opening weekend, the audience consisted of about 30 girls, of which only about 3 looked over eighteen, three older couples and several guys flying solo, no doubt […]

Scary Movie 3

Scary Movie 3

| October 27, 2003

Using disgusting jokes, toilet humor and spoofs of the year’s horror films, directors Shawn and Marlon Wayans had created a nearly flawless formula for their Scary Movie franchise delivering two disgusting if not hilarious films poking fun at one of Hollywood’s most popular genres. Unfortunately, when the young filmmaking duo handed the reigns over to […]

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House of the Dead

House of the Dead

| October 15, 2003

With the exception of the Tomb Raider series, it seems that video games have not had an exceptionally overwhelming success as they attempt to make the translation to screen; a fact that director Uwe Boll and writers Mark Altman and Dave Pryor seem to have overlooked as they bring the popular video game House of […]

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School of Rock

School of Rock

| October 12, 2003

It is safe to say that Jack Black has finally arrived. With other not-so-noteworthy films as Shallow Hal and Orange County cluttering up his career, School of Rock will finally put Black on the map with an accomplishment other than his extremely funny rock band Tenacious D, and his few appearances on the HBO’s hilarious […]

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Wonderland

Wonderland

| October 12, 2003

Just when you think you have seen enough drug movies complete with stock traits like fast editing, strange graphics and confusing plot lines, director James Cox unveils yet another in this genre as he attempts to outline the story of porn ledged John Holmes. While this film lacks originality in its style, the actors involved […]