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2008-10-09 18:00:24

By SCOTT A. MAY In an age of corporate greed run amok, "Flash of Genius" is perfectly timed but imperfectly played, offering only sporadic sparks of dramatic depth and character empathy. Based on a true story, the script was penned by the late Philip Railsback - brother of "Helter Skelter" actor Steve Railsback - adapted from a New Yorker article by John Seabrook. Veteran producer Marc Abraham ("The Commitments,""Children of Men") makes his directing debut with this feature, and it shows....

2008-10-03 09:00:21

By Jeff Vice Deseret News FLASH OF GENIUS -- ** -- Greg Kinnear, Lauren Graham, Dermot Mulroney; rated PG-13 (profanity, vulgarity, brief drugs) "Flash of Genius" takes an uninteresting idea -- on the surface, at least -- and actually makes it even less interesting than it already would be. (For those who are wondering, it's a film about a controversy about exactly who invented the intermittent windshield wiper for automobiles. Not exactly the kind of stuff to pique audience interest.)...

2008-10-01 21:00:15

By Roger Moore "Flash of Genius" is a film biography that lacks the flash of inspiration, the sting of wit, the pangs of pathos. The story of the guy who invented the intermittent windshield wiper isn't a bad film. But producer-turned-director Marc Abraham, and the writers and star Greg Kinnear, don't give us a reason to care about the lonely, dull quest of the inventor to be paid, and get credit, for the device that changed rainy-day driving forever. It's a toothless "Tucker," a movie...

2008-09-17 00:00:19

The movie "Flash of Genius," starring Greg Kinnear, has won the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Award, organizers of the Hamptons International Film Festival said. The film is to have a special Sloan/HIFF New York premiere Oct. 2 at the Museum of Modern Art. This is the ninth consecutive year the $25,000 prize is being presented as part of the festival. It is awarded to a feature-length film "that explores science and technology themes in fresh, innovative ways and depicts scientists and...

2005-12-15 06:01:35

By Sheri Linden LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Writer-director Thomas Bezucha puts a fresh slant on the dynamics of family-reunion Christmas movies with his observations about the clash between a tightly wound Manhattan careerist and her boyfriend's loose-limbed New England clan. But "The Family Stone" spends too much time on unconvincing romantic-comedy contrivances to be consistently engaging. Throughout the uneven film and its mixed bag of performances, the compelling point...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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