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Short Takes: Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol

Review: Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

Impossible Missions Force agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) returns to the screen in dramatic fashion as new teammate Jane (Paula Patton) and the returning Benji (Simon Pegg) break him out of a Russian prison.
Worthy of an IMAX screen
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 23, 2011
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Review: Jumping the Broom

Six months after they first meet, Sabrina Watson (Paula Patton) and Jason Taylor (Laz Alonso) arrive on Martha's Vineyard to wed on Sabrina's upper-crust family estate.

By ZAK JASON  |  May 13, 2011
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Review: Just Wright

As glossy as you might expect, the film double-dribbles with its familiar story of the ugly duckling who wins the swan.
Bench this fairy tale
By BRETT MICHEL  |  May 14, 2010

Semi-Precious

Purple's prose makes for wrenching melodrama
Purple's prose makes for wrenching melodrama
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 20, 2009
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Interview: Gabourey Sidibe

"While reading the book, I realized that I knew this girl in so many different people. Not just girls but boys, and not just black people but white and Asian and Indian."
A hidden gem discovered in Harlem
By BRETT MICHEL  |  November 20, 2009
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Mirrors

It would all be funny if it didn’t mirror the same burnt-out ideas every one else is using.
A less gory and more clichéd remake
By CHRIS WANGLER  |  August 20, 2008


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Déjà Vu

Off a busy dock in New Orleans a ferry blows up in spectacular fashion. Flaming cars and bodies fly across the screen in slow motion. Watch the trailer for Déjà Vu  (QuickTime)
Terminator meets Groundhog Day
By TOM MEEK  |  November 21, 2006
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Idlewild

Outkast’s music, like the rest of the film, is respectful of the past but most uneven. Watch the trailer for Idlewild  (QuickTime)
Outkast's uneven making-it movie
By CHRIS WANGLER  |  August 30, 2006