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Roger Deakins (True Grit) may have just lost the Academy Award for a criminal ninth time, but his talent as a cinematographer is one of the secret weapons in the first CG movie from live-action director Gore Verbinski (the Pirates of the Caribbean trilo
Brilliant animation...and it's not in 3D!
By BRETT MICHEL  |  March 04, 2011
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Review: The Killer Inside Me

Jim Thompson might be the darkest of noir writers, but Michael Winterbottom's version of Thompson's 1952 novel reduces its mirthful nihilism to lurid unpleasantness.
A killer with nothing inside him
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 02, 2010
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Review: Toy Story 3

All recent bad kids' movies — Furry Vengeance and Marmaduke come to mind — have one thing in common: a PG rating.
The play's the thing
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 18, 2010
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The Big Hurt: Jammin’ with Nordstrom

“I am stoked to collaborate with Nordstrom,” said Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz in a recent press release.
Living guy sells out; dead guy sells out; living guys die
By DAVID THORPE  |  April 01, 2008
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Shooter

It was only a matter of time before the Democrats had a version of Rambo to call their own.
Republicans get gunned down
By BRETT MICHEL  |  March 21, 2007
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Sweet Land

After seeing a flashback within a flashback spanning nearly eight decades in its first five minutes, I thought Ali Selim’s debut feature might delve into the mysteries of memory and time. Watch the trailer for Sweet Land  (QuickTime)
Beautifully shot
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 01, 2006