THE INCREDIBLES

5 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 105 minutes

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE! Since “Toy Story” first graced the screen back in 1995, Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios have been the perfect one two punch, dominating the box office while reshaping and pioneering the computer animation landscape. “The Incredibles” marks the 6th collaborative effort between the two and it is easily the most ambitious…


Posted on February 24, 2005 by

HARD GOODBYES: MY FATHER

4 Stars
Year Released: 2002
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 108 minutes

“Hard Goodbyes: My Father” is a solemn coming-of-age story about loss from a child’s perspective. With soft heartedness and beautiful imagery, the film aptly captures the feeling of disbelief and aversion that hits children in a time of loss…


Posted on December 30, 2004 by

CRAIG T. NELSON IS MR. INCREDIBLE

First, tell me how you got involved with The Incredibles. ^ Well, I’d been a big fan of The Iron Giant and I’d actually come to that animated film late, recommending it to everybody. But I told my wife Doria that it would be great to do a film like that. Then, about a half […]



Posted on November 17, 2004 by

CRAIG T. NELSON IS MR. INCREDIBLE

From humble beginnings in Spokane, Washington, Craig T. Nelson began his career as a talented comedic writer and performer for the “Lohman and Barkley Show.” His latest endeavor puts him behind the mask of one of the world’s greatest superheroes in Disney/Pixar’s latest animated feature…



Posted on November 16, 2004 by

RAISING HELEN

2 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 119 minutes

IN THEATERS! It’s parenthood through rose-colored glasses, whimsical fare in the same vane as an after school special…


Posted on June 7, 2004 by

OSAMA

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 82 minutes

“Osama” is an unspeakable tragedy of oppression and fascism. And very rarely will you find a film that beautifully balances political statement with artistic expression…


Posted on April 15, 2004 by

THE LADYKILLERS

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 104 minutes

IN THEATERS! Not since 1994’s comedy-drama “Forrest Gump” has Hanks made a genuine comedy and it was great to see him back in the thick of it, getting laughs by his appearance, his speech, and mannerisms…


Posted on March 26, 2004 by

MIRACLE

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 127 minutes

IN THEATERS! Many sports films all too often fail because of the so-called anticlimax. And “Miracle” is no exception…


Posted on February 16, 2004 by

THE STATEMENT

2 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 120 minutes

Michael Caine is one of my favorite actors. In fact, I could watch him in anything, although seeing “Jaws: The Revenge” again might be a stretch…


Posted on February 10, 2004 by

MONSTER

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 109 minutes

“Monster” is a film that you can appreciate, but it’s also one that may be difficult to watch. Because it is so course, because it is so authentic, and because the characters are so real…


Posted on February 4, 2004 by

PIECES OF APRIL

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 81 minutes

Although “Pieces of April” has many unfunny shortcomings, it still succeeds because of the strong performances by its leading actors…


Posted on February 3, 2004 by

21 GRAMS

4 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 125 minutes

A few years ago, “Amores Perros” exploded onto the big screen, devouring us with three intermingled stories about life, death, and dogs. What tied all three stories together in “Amores Perros” was a life altering car accident. And for director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, making his American debut, that is the same plot device that connects the three lives in “21 Grams…”


Posted on January 28, 2004 by

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 127 minutes

“Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow” (Romeo and Juliet)…


Posted on January 27, 2004 by

THE LAST SAMURAI

4 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 127 minutes

My only disappointment with the film is that it could not break free of the Hollywood machine…


Posted on January 3, 2004 by

IN AMERICA

IN AMERICA
5 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 103 minutes

It’s stories like this one that keep the dream alive, reassuring us that the ideals that we hold so close to our hearts can apply to anyone, no matter the race, sex, ethnicity, or culture…


Posted on November 26, 2003 by

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