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The Real Lives Lost in Today’s Immigration Debatenew

Mexico City-born actor Demián Bichir laughs a bit as he gives his analysis on the current state of U.S. immigration legislation and the suggestion by some people that the government should find a way to send 11 million undocumented Mexicans back across the border.
San Antonio Current  |  Kiko Martínez  |  07-08-2011  |  Profiles & Interviews

In New Moon, It's Abs vs. Eyebrowsnew

New Moon is better than the first Twilight film, but it's still too sullen.
Tucson Weekly  |  Bob Grimm  |  12-02-2009  |  Reviews

The Latest in the 'Twilight' Saga is Gooey Tedium for Fans Onlynew

New Moon is a terrible movie, worse in some ways than Twilight, better in others, and no doubt baffling to the many who don't spend their time fantasizing about being swept off their feet by Robert Pattinson's controlling vampire Edward Cullen or Taylor Lautner's petulant werewolf Jacob Black.
Las Vegas Weekly  |  Josh Bell  |  11-20-2009  |  Reviews

Animal Nonmagnetismnew

The Golden Compass proves that blasphemy can be extremely boring.
Tucson Weekly  |  James DiGiovanna  |  12-13-2007  |  Reviews

A Sinister Role Lured Nicole Kidman to 'The Golden Compass'new

Although the movie is being marketed to families, Mrs. Coulter is arguably the most threatening character Kidman has ever played.
The Georgia Straight  |  Ian Caddell  |  12-10-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

Cosmic Dustnew

The Golden Compass spins wildly trying to hit every point on the dial.
Fort Worth Weekly  |  Kristian Lin  |  12-06-2007  |  Reviews

'The Golden Compass': Aspiring Fantasy Franchisenew

Best line: "I am an armored bear. War is the sea I swim in and the air I breathe," proclaims Iorek, voiced with towering gruffness by McKellan (who was cast against the wishes of director Chris Weitz).
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  12-06-2007  |  Reviews

God is Deadnew

Just kidding. He's fine. But in a predictably spineless move, all direct references to religion have been dropped from The Golden Compass.
The Portland Mercury  |  Allison Hallett  |  12-06-2007  |  Reviews

'The Golden Compass' is All Over the Mapnew

The film exemplifies what Joe Bob Briggs called "the plot getting in the way of the story."
Metro Silicon Valley  |  Richard von Busack  |  12-06-2007  |  Reviews

What Does 'The Golden Compass' Have Those Other Fantasy Flicks Didn't?new

To put it briefly, Nicole Kidman, polar bears and a boycott from the Catholic League.
Willamette Week  |  Ben Waterhouse  |  12-05-2007  |  Reviews

Be-yawned Belief

The Golden Compass isn't interesting enough to threaten anyone's soul.
Salt Lake City Weekly  |  Scott Renshaw  |  12-04-2007  |  Reviews

Going South: 'His Dark Materials' Sink

The hullabaloo surrounding any "anti-religious" theme to Philip Pullman's 1995 His Dark Materials trilogy (the title is taken from Milton's Paradise Lost) takes a distant backseat to screenwriter/director Chris Weitz's spotty filmic adaptation that never locates a throughline to the convoluted narrative.
Maui Time  |  Cole Smithey  |  12-03-2007  |  Reviews

Daniel Craig on 'The Golden Compass'new

James Bond is making it easier for Daniel Craig to build a career. Of course, it doesn't always work that way.
The Georgia Straight  |  Ian Caddell  |  11-30-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

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