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Review: Luck

You get the feeling that Milch and Mann just want to show off what they know about horse racing. When one of Marcus's crew keeps screaming out during the big Pick Six race, "What's going on!?," he speaking for the audience.
HBO goes to the races
By JON GARELICK  |  January 27, 2012
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Review: Warrior

It's brother against brother in this latest inspirational sports drama.
Two brothers face off
By BRETT MICHEL  |  September 09, 2011
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Review: Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore

If you missed C&D1 , not to worry — few of the original cast are back.
Because the kiddies really need a spoof of Silence of the Lambs
By TOM MEEK  |  July 30, 2010
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Review: The Mysteries of Pittsburgh

Curtis Hanson's 2000 adaptation of Michael Chabon's Wonder Boys remained true to the writer's chimerical whimsy without getting cute. Not so Rawson Marshall Thurber's trashing of Chabon's first novel
A stunted coming-of-age story
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 10, 2009
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Tropic Thunder

Despite a few soft spots along the way, Thunder combines the dark absurdity of Stiller’s underrated Cable Guy with the unrestrained dumbness of his Zoolander .
Tropic Thunder is stupid-funny
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 13, 2008
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Our superheroes, ourselves

Is there a breed of person more tenderly optimistic, more winsomely hopeful for the best, more loyal to the possibility of good, than the American summer moviegoer?
What the current crop of comic-book action movies tells us about America's identity crisis
By JAMES PARKER  |  July 09, 2008


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The 100 unsexiest men in the world

Welcome to the first installment of ThePhoenix.com's 100 Unsexiest Men in the World.
Who would Scarlett least like to be with?
By BILL JENSEN & RYAN STEWART  |  March 27, 2008
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Et tu Brute?

"The whole theatrical event is sort of . . . a much more mysterious one."
Interview: The Wire's "Prez" does the Bard
By JON GARELICK  |  February 05, 2008
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Primary concerns

The last thing people are looking for when they go to the movies is a reminder of the political crapola they are trying to escape.
2008 releases offer campaign reform
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 28, 2007
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Paris je t'aime

The concept for this anthology was a short film representing each of Paris’s 20 arrondissements, from the Jardins des Tuileries (#1) to the Cimitière du Père Lachaise (#20).
A whirlwind tour of 18 arrondissements in 120 minutes
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 23, 2007
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Off the Black

The first 30 minutes of James Ponsoldt’s understated feature debut feel scripted; you can see the typed-up lines of dialogue in the exchanges between aging umpire Ray Cook and floppy-haired high-school pitcher Dave Tibbel. Watch the trailer for Off
On the ball
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  December 20, 2006


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Peaceful Warrior

The wise-elder/insolent-apprentice story has been so durable in Hollywood that many scriptwriting manuals teach it as a paradigm. Watch the trailer for Peaceful Warrior (QuickTime)
Following the template by numbers
By MATTIAS FREY  |  July 12, 2006
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Clean

As Courtney Love can tell you, the choice between burning out and fading away gets complicated when children are involved.
Maggie Cheung gives a great performance as aspiring rock chanteuse
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 07, 2006