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Movie Review: Rent

Chris Columbus’ Rent (B) faithfully adapts the Broadway musical about a circle of bohemian NYC friends coming to terms with mortality and having to pay their dues for living life to their own beat. What he gets wrong in awkward

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Posted in 2005

Movie Review: Revenge of the Sith

Finally, the mess of a prequel trilogy gets some moments of badass as George Lucas’s Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (B) restores some dignity to the series. Hayden Christensen’s Anakin Skywalker and Natalie Portman’s Padmé Amadala are still

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Posted in 2005

Movie Review: Batman Begins

Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins (A-) is a thrilling reboot with Christian Bale as the caped crusader. I loved how it began unexpectedly in the Himalayas before settling in Gotham City. Nolan’s particular talents fit nicely with labyrinthine plot devices, elaborate

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Posted in 2005, Rent It Tonight

Movie Review: Brokeback Mountain

Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain (A) pairs brilliant actors Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal as men who fall in love in the Wyoming wilderness of the 1960’s and spend the rest of their life trying to reconcile their forbidden desires to

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Posted in 2005, Rent It Tonight

Movie Review: A History of Violence

David Cronenberg’s A History of Violence, based on a graphic novel of the same name, is a powerful thriller in which Viggo Mortensen plays a lowkey small town merchant who fends off some criminal types that come into town and

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Posted in 2005, Rent It Tonight

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