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2008-09-28 03:00:17

By Ross, Deborah Taken 15, Nationwide Taken is the latest film from the French film-maker Luc Besson and is about American, ex-CIA agent Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) who turns Paris upside down -- 'I'll tear down the Eiffel Tower if I have to!' -- in his search for his abducted, 17-yearold daughter, Kim, although, personally, I wouldn't have bothered. Kim is so irritating. Kim is so excitable and such a pampered flouncer to boot. 'Bryan, ' I'd have said to him if I could, 'you're better...

2008-09-13 09:00:16

By MAL VINCENT By Mal Vincent The Virginian-Pilot Mildly amusing. That's the review for "Burn After Reading." 'Nuff said. If you want to read on, feel free. Amusing is good. In the case of the Coen brothers, however, mild is not so good . The brothers are known for quirky, mischievous and, when in top form, outright devilish comedy-dramas about selfish, foolish people who get into hot water with never a clue. They sometimes kill each other, as in "Blood Simple" (1984). They...

2008-09-11 00:00:08

By Sophie Morris Today, his films are considered cinematic masterworks - yet David Lynch is still smarting from criticism of his debut, Eraserhead. On the eve of its re-release, the director talks to Sophie Morris No one in Hollywood is shy of self-promotion. David Lynch, though - despite being the man who led a cow through town to advertise his last film - is the person one would least expect to put his name and face to a range of merchandise. Yet, at mid-morning in his Los Angeles...

2008-09-03 09:00:26

By MIKE GRUSS FROM THE PEOPLE who brought you "Diamonds in the Raunch: Pro- life Positions Emerge in 'Knocked Up' and 'Waitress' " ... And from the writer of "Believing Is Seeing: The Rhetoric of Redemptive Wager in 'The Polar Express' " ... the story of a man who takes movies seriously. Very seriously. Marc Newman is an assistant professor in the School of Communication at Regent University in Virginia Beach. He has one of those great gigs teaching about the rhetoric of movies. He's...

2008-09-01 06:00:19

A FILM about asylum seekers in Edinburgh has won an award at a US film festival. Trouble Sleeping is set among a group of asylum seekers from the Middle East and North Africa living in the Capital. The film was made with the help of asylum seekers in Edinburgh. It tells of their constant battle to convince the authorities they should be allowed to stay in the UK. Screened at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in June, it has also been shown on BBC2. The film won the...

2008-08-30 09:00:42

By BRUCE HEADLAM By Bruce Headlam The New York Times SOMETHING JUST went horribly wrong," he says. The sound of hysterical laughter is heard. That line of dialogue and the stage direction that follows could have been found in many of the 13 major movies created by the Coen brothers: black comedies like "Blood Simple" or "Fargo" where invariably something does go horribly wrong. Here, however, the speaker is Joel Coen, and the laughter is provided by Ethan, his younger brother (by...

2008-08-29 09:00:43

By Roderick Conway Morris Burn After Reading Directed by Ethan and Joel Coen (U.S.) * Reviewed by Roderick Conway Morris * To give away the ingenious twists of the whacky plot of "Burn After Reading" would be a crime against cinema-going humanity. The opening out-of-competition film of the Venice Film Festival (which continues until Sept. 6), it received an enthusiastic reception at the press showings and premiere on Wednesday. It is the first spy movie the Coens have essayed...

2008-08-24 00:00:24

By Nicholas Barber Film 2 Get Smart Peter Segal 111 MINS, 12A There's been a rash of prequels over the past few years, catering for those strange people who have always wanted to know where James Bond got his Aston Martin or how Batman manufactured his Bat-mask, but there's never been a prequel less necessary than Get Smart. The 1960s TV series was a spy spoof created by Mel Brooks and Buck Henry. Pitting Maxwell Smart, agent of Control, against the master criminals of Kaos, it was a...

2008-08-19 09:00:45

"Tropic Thunder" knocks "Dark Knight" out of box office top LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- DreamWorks' big-budget comedy "Tropic Thunder" topped the box office in North America this weekend, knocking Warner Bros.' latest Batman film out of the number one spot after it reigned in theaters for more than one month. "Tropic Thunder," which stars Hollywood big names Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr., Jack Black and Tom Cruise, opened to rave reviews and took in 26 million dollar over the...

2008-08-12 06:00:39

New Batman film The Dark Knight grossed pounds 13million last week to make it the No 1 movie in the US for the fourth week in a row. It is now third in the all-time US box office list, with total takings of pounds 222million, behind only Titanic and theoriginal Star Wars. (c) 2008 Daily Record; Glasgow (UK). Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.


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  • Good cheer; viands.
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