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    Oscar Talk: Spielberg's 'Lincoln' is Major Contender, Led by Day-Lewis; Supporting Actress Race, Has Phoenix Dive-Bombed His Chances?

    On this week's Oscar Talk, Kris Tapley and I weigh in on Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln." The movie is restrained, and beautiful, and deeply moving, and Daniel Day-Lewis carries the day as America's 16th president pushing thorugh the 13th amendment to ban slavery. Picture, director...

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    NYFF Impressions: Steven Spielberg Unveils His 'Lincoln' History Lesson In Surprise Screening

    Characterized by refreshing restraint, its passionate convictions and patience, if Steven Spielberg’s worst tendencies are his propensity for the sentimental and overwrought (as evinced recently in much of “War Horse”), his latest, “Lincoln,” thankfully possesses almost none of those unfortunate tr...

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    Good Old Fashioned American Swagger: Clip From 'Emperor' With Tommy Lee Jones & Matthew Fox

    After being the butt of the joke for far too long (not helped by continual references to that "Knocked Up" gag), is Matthew Fox trying extremely hard to be taken seriously? The actor lost a shitload of weight to play a cage-fighting sociopathic hitman in the upcoming movie "Alex Cross." And by the s...

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    Hope Springs—movie review

    First, the good news: here is a Hollywood movie for adults that deals fairly honestly with a relatable, real-life situation: a marriage that has become so routine there is no evidence of love anymore. Vanessa Taylor’s screenplay gives Meryl Streep the opportunity to build an empathetic and believabl...

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    Tommy Lee Jones Joins Luc Besson's Darkly Comedic Actioner 'Malavita'

    We’ve given a lot of credit to Tommy Lee Jones recently for his willingness to step out so late in his career and try on different hats, like writing, directing, and starring in the pioneer-era tale “The Homesman,” as well as going a little more comedic (and raunchy) than he’...

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    Men In Black 3—movie review

    The first follow-up to 'Men in Black', ten years ago, seemed to be running on empty. It was the embodiment of everything that’s wrong with sequels, whereas this one won me over completely. Why? For one thing, after a decade’s absence, I enjoyed revisiting the characters of Agents J (Will Smith) and ...

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    VIDEO ESSAY: Three Reasons: MEN IN BLACK

    For this month’s Criterion Consideration, coming up with a suitable equivalent to Barry Sonnenfeld's latest film, "Men in Black III," was a bit of a challenge.

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    'Men In Black III' Reviews: Better Than The Second, But Still Irrelevant

    The arrival of "Men in Black III" on May 25 is exciting mostly because Will Smith hasn't been on the big screen since 2008's "Seven Pounds." Bill Desowitz also finds it's 3-D a revelation for the comedy genre...

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    Review: 'Men In Black 3' Is A Surprisingly Decent Return To Form For The Flagging Franchise

    Much has been made of the herculean efforts it took to get “Men in Black 3” to the big screen – the constant rewrites, the lengthy hiatus, Will Smith’s giant trailers pissing off much of lower Manhattan – so the mere fact that “Men in Black 3” is watchable at all is something of a pleasant surprise....

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    First Look At Tyler Perry And An Insanely Ripped Matthew Fox In 'Alex Cross,' Plus Images Of Fox In 'Emperor'

    On "30 Rock"'s season finale last night, Tracy Jordan (Tracy Morgan) announced his intention to open his own movie studio that makes films where he dresses up as an elderly woman, that appeal entirely to black audiences. It's an obvious dig at the ludicrously successful Tyler Perry, who's made milli...

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