Archive for April, 2003

2002

April 16, 2003

Preview at Camera 7

Spain / USA

English / Spanish

124 minutes

An Honest Man Caught In A World Of Intrigue, Power And Passion — THE DANCER UPSTAIRS.

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1975

April 13, 2003

Camera Cinema Club

USA

English

117 minutes

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2001

April 12, 2003

DirecTV

USA

English

This Summer Is All About Sticking Together — AMERICAN PIE 2.

Holidaying college students rent a beach house so that they continue their sexual education.

Same cast, less nakedness, worse jokes, not as good. Jason Biggs is a pretty good actor and will someday do something he’s proud of. Shannon Elizabeth must be the most delusional young actress in memory, thinking that we’d be interested in anything she has to say when her clothes are on. In interview after interview she proudly talks about the ‘acting’ she did in American Pie because she affected the worst eastern european accent in history. She also seems to think that if she tells enough interviewers that her boobs are real, we’ll start to believe it. She sort of sucks the life out of this film. Not that it was so great to begin with. I was expecting better. Not enough Natasha Lyonne or Alyson Hannigan.

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2001

April 12, 2003

DirecTV

USA

English / Italian / Japanese

Are You In Or Out? OCEAN’S ELEVEN.

Released from prison, a conman recruits old friends to rob three Las Vegas casinos.

Clooney, Pitt, Damon, Cheadle, Mac. Great cast and fun to watch, but ultimately empty. And how exactly does the money get from the safe to the outside world? Don’t look too closely.

7.3 Critical Consensus

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2001

April 11, 2003

DirecTV

USA

English

89 minutes

The Teen Mother Of All Movies — NOT ANOTHER TEEN MOVIE.

You have to wade through a lot of terrible jokes to get to the few good ones. Must set the record for most movie parodies in any single film. Not hard to watch, really.

3.5 Critical Consensus

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2002

April 2, 2003

Camera 3

UK / France / Germany / Netherlands / Poland

English / German

148 minutes

Music Was His Passion. Survival Was His Masterpiece — THE PIANIST.

8.1 Critical Consensus

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2002

April 2, 2003

Towne Theater

France

French

95 minutes

Time Destructs Everything — IRREVERSIBLE.

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Written by Michael W. Cummins