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'Inkheart' Makes a False Cinematic Start

Based on Cornelia Funke's 2003 fantasy kid's novel, director Ian Softley makes a half-hearted adaptation that's further diminished by Brendon Fraser's signature boy scout performance as Mo Flochart.
City Pulse  |  Cole Smithey  |  01-19-2009  |  Reviews

'Frost/Nixon' Prioritizes Media Over Politicsnew

Frost/Nixon dramatizes the series of 1977 TV interviews that British chat host David Frost did with President Richard Nixon following his resignation after the Watergate scandal. A minor TV event -- on the level of Billie Jean King beating Bobby Riggs at tennis -- Howard confers it lunatic importance.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  12-04-2008  |  Reviews

'Doubt' Stumbles In Transition to Film

Playwright John Patrick Shanley adapts his award-winning '60s era drama for the silver screen with mixed success.
City Pulse  |  Cole Smithey  |  12-01-2008  |  Reviews

'Twilight': The Moping Undeadnew

While fans of the book will be pleased with Twilight, the film baffled our poor reviewer.
Tucson Weekly  |  Bob Grimm  |  11-28-2008  |  Reviews

'Max Payne' is Like 'The Constant Gardener' After a Frontal Lobotomynew

Rather than focusing on making a kick-ass action flick, director John Moore and novice scripter Beau Thorne dress up their simplistic revenge yarn with various twists and turns -- all of which are absurdly easy to predict.
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  Matt Brunson  |  10-21-2008  |  Reviews

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