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Film, Broke, But Not Broken

Broke, But Not Broken

There was no reason to expect much from Cinderella Man, Ron Howard's biography of boxer James Braddock, who in the summer of 1935 became the most unlikely heavyweight champion in the history of boxing. After all, it's a true tale…
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Zoom Lens

Like gargantuan, top-heavy balloons in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, this season's "family-oriented" Hollywood holiday films take a couple of lovely children's classics and inflate them out of all scale and proportion. During the long weekend some damn relative is…
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Rich Man's Burden

Ransom Directed by Ron Howard. Screenplay by Richard Price and Alexander Ignon. Starring Mel Gibson, Rene Russo, Gary Sinise, and Lili Taylor. At area theaters. At the beginning of Ransom, Tom Mullen (Mel Gibson), the up-from-his-bootstraps CEO of Endeavor Airlines,…
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