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2008-10-12 00:00:24

By Demetrios Matheou Nights in Rodanthe George C Wolfe 97 MINS, PG Mirrors Alexandre Aja 110 MINS, 15 Mutant Chronicles Simon Hunter 111 MINS, 18 Richard Gere and Diane Lane first co-starred together in 1984, in Francis Ford Coppola's The Cotton Club. This was in the actor's heyday, the period of American Gigolo, when Gere's narcissism was at its most unrestrained, and its most interesting. No leading man has been so unconcerned whether we liked him or not. And it did the trick: we...

2008-10-10 00:00:24

FILMS OF THE WEEK GOMORRAH (15) Matteo Garrone (136 mins) **** STARRING Salvatore Abruzzese, Simone Sacchettino MIRRORS (15) Alexandre Aja (110 mins) * STARRING Kiefer Sutherland, Amy Smart, Paula Patton Matteo Garrone's remarkable film Gomorrah is about a society living in fear. It is a Mafia movie, specifically the Neapolitan branch, the Camorra, yet it makes a decisive and courageous break from the traditions of the genre in revealing how very unglamorous life under the Mob can be....

2008-08-21 18:00:34

By SCOTT A. MAY Another in a long line of disposable horror flicks, "Mirrors" proves as difficult to watch as it is easy to forget. How this shoddy fright fest kept from sinking straight to video release is anyone's guess. Kiefer Sutherland plays Ben Carson, a former NYPD detective suspended from the force because of his involvement in a fatal shooting. A recovering alcoholic, Ben is also separated from his wife, Amy (Paula Patton), and two young children. Desperate to get his life back...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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