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Calendar, Night&Day What Would You Use a Tiger For?

What Would You Use a Tiger For?

You can see the sum total of Marc Singer’s acting ability march across his face in Beastmaster as he furrows his brow at a pair of ferrets, one clutched in each mitt like furry dumbbells, and pronounces with great solemnity,…
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Home Entertainment, DVDish Necessary Evil

Necessary Evil

United 93 (Universal) A suggestion to those who've put off watching the year's most wrenching and essential film: Before rolling the feature, first watch the documentary in which the families of those who died on the plane give the filmmakers…
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Film, Springtime for Mel

Springtime for Mel

In 1968 it was a movie. In 2001 it became a musical. Now it's a movie again? Yep, and there's actually pretty good reason to return The Producers to the screen. The original film, though intermittently inspired, was slow and…
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Film, Family Values

Family Values

The moods of Kenneth Lonergan's You Can Count on Me are so artfully mingled that it's difficult to get a fix on this highly personal independent feature. Set in a quiet little town in upstate New York's lovely Catskill Mountains,…
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Gizmo King

Inspector Gadget Directed by David Kellogg. Starring Matthew Broderick, Rupert Everett, Joely Fisher, Andy Dick, Michelle Trachtenberg, Michael G. Hagerty, Cheri Oteri, Dabney Coleman, and Rene Auberjonois. Opens Friday at the Alexandria, the AMC1000 Van Ness, and the AMC Kabuki.…
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High School Unhinged

Election Directed by Alexander Payne. Screenplay by Payne and Jim Taylor, from a novel by Tom Perrotta. Starring Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Klein, and Jessica Campbell. At the AMC 1000 Van Ness. The latest release from Paramount Pictures'…
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Zoom Lens

The Monster Mash The American remake of the beloved Japanese monster movie has the faux sophistication to tell us that the creature should be called "Gojira." The new film should be called Gojillions -- it's as sure-fire and pro forma…
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