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November 2004
Week of November 22nd through November 26th


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Alexander (in Film )
Stone made an epic that rivals the best in Hollywood history and a damned entertaining movie that is sure to sweep multiplex audiences along in its beguiling thrall.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban DVD (in Film )
"Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" is the best of three Harry Potter films presented on the big screen thus far. Fans will embrace the maturity of the characters, ponder the mystery that is set for them and enjoy the adventure that will bring them back for more.

Bad Education (in Film )
La Mala Educacion (The Bad Education) is an unfortunate step back from the excellence of Almodovar's recen t work.  He goes sexually overboard and loses sight of the narrative.  The result is an incredibly poor third act that will leave you unsatisfied and disappointed.

Ray (in Film )
This film and Foxx’s performance has been talked about for most of the year and after seeing it, I concur, that Foxx has definitely reached the peak where Denzel, Will Smith, and Morgan Freeman are now as  "Ray" is truly one of the best films this year.
Vera Drake (in Film )
Vera Drake, the latest film from British auteur Mike Leigh, is quite possibly the best abortion drama ever made.  It is an emotional powerhouse, deeply moving and complex with an astonishing, bravura performance from lead actress Imelda Staunton.
Shall We Dance? (in Film )
The new version which stars Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, and Jennifer Lopez, brings in the same format, but it doesn’t really transcend well with an American audience, and Lopez’s role is so wooden that it leaves the film with mixed results.

Hair Show (in Film )
Another low budget, low expectational; classified "Black Exploitation" film filled with brand name actors that make the film go nowhere...again.
Friday Night Lights (in Film )
It is far from perfect and not in the league of the great sports films, but is an accomplished effort and well worth seeing
Taxi (in Film )
Taxi is  film that has plenty of action, laughs, and sex appeal. While the film has the look of a cliché buddy movie, Latifah and Fallon bring in their own flair of comedic skills to make a difference and take you on a New York joyride.
Stage Beauty (in Film )
Billy Crudup, who has been so underrated an actor, shows just how good he is in playing the role of a female and male. It’s his performance that takes the film from being dull and stage-like to exhilarating and entertaining.
I Heart Huckabees (in Film )
Huckabees is a tremendously clever satire of modern culture. It is a wacky, peculiar film that'll have you bored with pretentiousness or extolling its genius.
Woman Thou Art Loosed (in Film )
This true to life film is a moving, fearful, emotional ride that will have the audience’s attention from the very beginning, to the very tearful and dramatic ending.
A Dirty Shame (in Film )
John Waters is in a class by himself.  His schlocky B-movies are either funny as hell or god awful.  This film unfortunately falls into the latter category.
Motorcycle Diaries (in Film )
Walter Salles, the acclaimed Brazilian director of Central Station, achieves greatness here. He tells a sublimely provocative story, but never forgets that his characters are on an epic journey.
Silver City (in Film )
Silver City is a thinking man's film. It has an involved storyline that requires attention from the viewer. Watch it for excellent filmmaking and Sayles's political ideology.
Head in the Clouds (in Film )
Stuart Townsend and Charlize Theron are a real life couple, but have no chemistry whatsoever in the film. The love story is not convincingly portrayed and that theme is the arc of the film. 
The Cookout (in Film )
It’s time to drop all pretenses and call out the people inundating us with an unrelenting stream of cinematic garbage. The Cookout is a good idea with a terrible script. 
Suspect Zero (in Film )
Suspect Zero is another failed attempt in the serial killer genre. The studio behind this would save themselves loads of money in marketing and distribution by sending this straight to video.  It’s that bad.
Vanity Fair (in Film )
Mira Nair, the renowned Indian director behind Monsoon Wedding, really overstretches the scope of the story.The result is a disjointed film that becomes incredibly tedious to watch.
We Don't Live Here Anymore (in Film )
We Don’t Live Here Anymore is an intense, personal drama about two married couples and their reactions to infidelity. The acting is absolutely superb.  Every performance is unique and right on the money.
Hero (in Film )
Alien Vs. Predator (in Film )
The Manchurian Candidate (in Film )
She Hate Me (in Film )
The Bourne Supremacy (in Film )
The Village (in Film )
Garden State (in Film )
Catwoman (in Film )
I, Robot (in Film )
The Door in the Floor (in Film )
Anchorman (in Film )
Spider-Man 2 (in Film )
The Clearing (in Film )
First Look: Brother to Brother
Before Sunset (in Film )
White Chicks (in Film )
Fahrenheit 9/11 (in Film )
The Terminal (in Film )
The Chronicles of Riddick (in Film )
Spartan DVD Review (in Film )
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (in Film )
I'll Sing For You (in Film )
The Day After Tomorrow (in Film )
Baadasssss! (in Film )
Soul Plane (in Film )
Raising Helen (in Film )
Saved (in Film )
Shrek 2 (in Film )
Troy (in Film )
Coffee & Cigarettes (in Film )
Laws of Attraction (in Film )
Mean Girls (in Film )
Man on Fire (in Film )
The Agronomist (in Film )
Kill Bill Vol. 2 (in Film )
Connie and Carla (in Film )
The Punisher (in Film )
The Girl Next Door (in Film )
The Alamo (in Film )
Johnson Family Vacation (in Film )
Hellboy (in Film )
Walking Tall (in Film )
Home on the Range (in Film )
The United States of Leland (in Film )
The Prince and Me (in Film )
Jersey Girl (in Film )
Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (in Film )
The Lady Killers (in Film )
Never Die Alone (in Film )
Secret Window (in Film )
Dawn of the Dead (in Film )
Bon Voyage (in Film )
Starsky and Hutch (in Film )
Spartan (in Film )
Agent Cody Banks: Destination London (in Film )
Hidalgo (in Film )
Matchstick Men DVD Review (in Film )
Welcome to Mooseport (in Film )
Eurotrip (in Film )
50 First Dates (in Film )
Barbershop 2 (in Film )
The Dreamers (in Film )
You Got Served (in Film )
The Big Bounce (in Film )
The Perfect Score (in Film )
Only the Strong DVD Review (in Film )
Win a Date with Tad Hamilton (in Film )
Torque (in Film )
Belly DVD Release (in Film )
My Baby's Daddy (in Film )
PAYCHECK (in Film )
Girl with a Pearl Earring (in Film )
The Last Samurai (in Film )
The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King (in Film )
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