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Film, "I'm So Excited!": Almodovar's Plane Crash Farce Takes Off

"I'm So Excited!": Almodovar's Plane Crash Farce Takes Off

Pedro Almodóvar has had a long enough career to be forgiven for the occasional toss-off, and his new I'm So Excited! is mostly a fluffy lark. It's a fun fluffy lark, though, with an outwardly serious premise: When an airliner…
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Film, "Haywire": Soderbergh and His MMA Star Make an Impact

"Haywire": Soderbergh and His MMA Star Make an Impact

Haywire's plot is boilerplate triple-cross, cloak-and-dagger stuff — but the action choreography by director Steven Soderbergh and MMA fighter Gina Carano puts the impact back into screen violence. After a setup, ex-Marine Mallory Kane (Carano) goes rogue from her job…
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Film, "The Skin I Live In": Campy, Creepy Tale of Vengeful Mad Scientist

"The Skin I Live In": Campy, Creepy Tale of Vengeful Mad Scientist

The mad-scientist tale has remained more or less fixed since the beginning of sound cinema: From Dr. Frankenstein's claim to "know what it feels like to be God," to Jurassic Park's criticism of "scientists were so preoccupied with whether…
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Film, Latino Heat

Latino Heat

It's difficult to tell from the image on the poster for Take the Lead, but that's not star Antonio Banderas dancing in blue silhouette. In fact, the movie isn't even about Banderas dancing — it's about Banderas teaching teenagers to…
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Film, Foiled Again

Foiled Again

It's been 85 years since Douglas Fairbanks slashed his way into the top tax bracket as the masked hero Zorro, and Hollywood still can find no reason to shut down the franchise. Technically speaking, The Legend of Zorro, starring Antonio…
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Film, The Dead Clone

The Dead Clone

It's hard, perhaps impossible, to watch a character in a movie grasp someone's hands to receive psychic visions without thinking of Christopher Walken's Johnny Smith in The Dead Zone, a signature role that Walken has since spoofed on several occasions.…
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Film, <i>Sol</i> Brothers

Sol Brothers

Those who remember Javier Bardem as the heartthrob poet from Before Night Falls or the distinguished detective in The Dancer Upstairs may be shocked to find that in his latest film to reach these shores, Mondays in the Sun, the…
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Film, <i>Fatale</i> Detraction

Fatale Detraction

It's possibly more ironic than Brian De Palma realizes that his latest movie, Femme Fatale, features a down-on-her-luck mother who was "replaced" seven years ago by her less benevolent, reputation-destroying, jewel-stealing doppelgänger (both played by Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, apparently recommended to…
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