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Henrietta Lacks, though anonymous until recently, was a very real woman. An African-American mother to a brood of five, she developed cancer and died in 1951. However, when she was being treated at Jo…
OK, so I missed the first Sherlock Holmes movie, despite my (and most of humanity's) crush on the droll wit, smirk, and goofiness that is Robert Downey, Jr. The idea of a bromance between Sherlock and…
Blunt stars as Rachel Watson, a miserable, divorced alcoholic, whose once-idyllic life has devolved into one booze-fuelled blackout after another. She rides the train in and out of Manhattan every day…
Exhausting and not especially engaging, Inferno is yet another installment in the series of big-screen adaptations of the novels by Dan Brown. This time around, Langdon teams with a young doctor named…
As a single man with few responsibilities, Harry Hooperman is accustomed to living life on his own terms. He goes to work and plays his sax, but he can pop downstairs to his landlord's apartment whene…
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is an intriguing if kind of by-the-book (no pun intended) crime story. The plot itself is gripping, but it is the story-behind-the-story that helped catapult the book i…
It is hard to say if The Girl Who Played with Fire stands alone narratively from the über-popular book and movie of Stieg Larsson's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. That story established Lisbeth Sala…
When it comes to Hollywood remakes of acclaimed foreign films, I admit I'm usually one of those purists that shakes my fist in rage that the original was better! Learn to read the g-d subtitles, lazy …
Honestly, even at nearly two-and-a-half hours long, there’s nary a wasted second or throwaway scene or drawn-out sequence that could have been snipped in director David Fincher’s dark and enthralling …
I mentioned this film casually to some guys at work, and all of them—*ALL* of them—perked up when I described a scene where Elizabeth Hurley, clad only in bikini bottoms and stretched out on a sailboa…
Pacino plays Will Dormer (the name a clever play on the French verb "to sleep"), a veteran cop from LA, who is called to a case in Alaska, the land of the midnight sun, as a favor to a friend in a sma…
There has been so much fuss about how Sky Captain was made, that you go into the film with pre-set expectations. We have all seen CGI animation in film, from The Hulk (crappy), to The Phantom Menace (…