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James McMurty's Quixotic Questnew

Never-quite-was is more like it, as James McMurtry, the son of famed novelist and screenwriter Larry (Lonesome Dove) McMurtry, has yet to live up to the "next big thing" status bestowed on him when he burst out of the gates with his debut.
Seattle Weekly  |  Mike Seely  |  02-22-2010  |  Profiles & Interviews

Will Actor and Country Has-been Jeff Bridges Finally Snag the Elusive Oscar?new

Jeff Bridges is a physical presence who leads with his body in a way that often obscures the intelligence he lends his characters — a gallery of American manhood in all its compromised, destroyed or hopeful ambiguity.
L.A. Weekly  |  Ella Taylor  |  12-11-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

'How to Lose Friends' is an American Film with a British Sensibilitynew

Working from British journalist Toby Young's memoir, director Robert B. Weide layers good, broad, dry jokes onto the bones of a traditional Hollywood plot arc.
Las Vegas Weekly  |  Jeffrey M. Anderson  |  10-03-2008  |  Reviews

Jon Favreau's 'Iron Man' Has a Heartnew

Rather than cutting directly to the chase, it takes its time to involve us in the characters, who are relatively three-dimensional as comic book movies go, and who are played by the kinds of actors who know how to make a lot out of not very much.
L.A. Weekly  |  Scott Foundas  |  05-02-2008  |  Reviews

My Only 'Iron Man' Complaint?new

With all of Iron Man's blockbuster-y action and sharp banter, only one thing's missing: Unlike in the comics, where Tony can't ever seem to put down the bottle, not once does he get drunk in Iron Man.
The Portland Mercury  |  Erik Henriksen  |  05-01-2008  |  Reviews

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