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The Eye

posted by rkumar
A-
Lowest Recommended Age:Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date:2003
A-
Lowest Recommended Age: Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date: 2003

The Eye is a Taiwanese ghost film that will please the American audiences who flocked to The Sixth Sense, The Others, and The Ring, far superior to recent American trash that has been made to cash in on the fascination […]

The Other Side of the Bed

posted by rkumar
A-
Lowest Recommended Age:Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date:2003
A-
Lowest Recommended Age: Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date: 2003

As the credits roll in this first entry in the Sundance series, we meet two couples, the men asleep in their beds, their girlfriends both crooning a silly pop song about honeymoons and sunlight. Then, in a restaurant, Paula (Natalia […]

Under the Tuscan Sun

posted by rkumar
B+
Lowest Recommended Age:Middle School
Movie Release Date:2003
B+
Lowest Recommended Age: Middle School
Movie Release Date: 2003

Like the crumbling Italian villa at the center of this story, there is a lot wrong with the movie, but it is so enticing — especially for its intended audience — that it is hard to resist. The best-selling book […]

Marci X

posted by rkumar
D
Lowest Recommended Age:Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date:2003
D
Lowest Recommended Age: Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date: 2003

Screenwriter Paul Rudnick (Adams Family Values, In and Out) had an idea that could have made a funny seven-minute “Saturday Night Live” sketch — a culture clash between a pampered Jewish socialite and a “ghetto fabulous” rap star. But the […]

American Splendor

posted by rkumar
A+
Lowest Recommended Age:Mature High Schooler
MPAA Rating:R
Movie Release Date:2003
A+
Lowest Recommended Age: Mature High Schooler
MPAA Rating: R
Movie Release Date: 2003

Harvey Pekar says, “Ordinary life is pretty complex stuff.” His own life is a good example. He has the most ordinary of professions – he is a file clerk in a veteran’s hospital. He lives in the most ordinary of […]

The Station Agent

posted by rkumar
A
Lowest Recommended Age:Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date:2003
A
Lowest Recommended Age: Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date: 2003

Fin (Peter Dinklage) was a part of a small community of train lovers in Hoboken. He had a job repairing model trains. And he attended gatherings of train chasers, who showed their home movies and talked about trains. But then […]

The Medallion

posted by rkumar
C+
Lowest Recommended Age:Middle School
Movie Release Date:2003
C+
Lowest Recommended Age: Middle School
Movie Release Date: 2003

Did I miss a meeting or wasn’t one of the great things about Jackie Chan that he didn’t need any special effects? Back in the day, Chan was his own special effect, and that was plenty special enough. After all […]

The School of Rock

posted by rkumar
A-
Lowest Recommended Age:Middle School
Movie Release Date:2003
A-
Lowest Recommended Age: Middle School
Movie Release Date: 2003

If there was ever someone born to portray the true spirit of rock and roll, it is Jack Black. In this movie, that is what they needed, and that is just what he does. Black plays Dewey Finn, a musician […]

Lost in Translation

posted by rkumar
A
Lowest Recommended Age:Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date:2003
A
Lowest Recommended Age: Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date: 2003

Sofia Coppola (The Virgin Suicides) has written and directed a fascinating film that is less about a story than about the sights, the feelings, the moments, and the especially the connection between two Americans adrift in Tokyo. Bill Murray plays […]

My Boss’s Daughter

posted by rkumar
F
Lowest Recommended Age:Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date:2003
F
Lowest Recommended Age: Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date: 2003

In “My Boss’s Daughter,” Tom (Ashton Kutcher) and Lisa (Tara Reid) bond over hating the same movie. I predict that everyone unfortunate enough to see this atrocity will similarly bond over the experience as only fellow disaster survivors can. It […]

Out of Time

posted by rkumar
A-
Lowest Recommended Age:Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date:2003
A-
Lowest Recommended Age: Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date: 2003

The opening credits of this film shimmer at you to a jazz score, letting you know that you are in for an old-fashioned noir film, and that a very tangled web of betrayal, greed, and murder lies ahead. At first, […]

Open Range

posted by rkumar
A-
Lowest Recommended Age:Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date:2003
A-
Lowest Recommended Age: Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date: 2003

“Open Range” is an old-fashioned western that takes its time, but by the end of the movie the cattle, the characters, and the audience are all where they need to be. That is, assuming that there is an audience for […]

Freddy vs. Jason

posted by rkumar

I hope needless to say, this extremely violent movie is only for the hard-core fans of the genre who are old enough not to be traumatized by it. Since I do not think I can be fair to these movies, […]

Grind

posted by rkumar
D
Lowest Recommended Age:Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date:2003
D
Lowest Recommended Age: Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date: 2003

The press materials for this movie explain that “grind” refers to a particularly spectacular skateboarding move. In my case, it referred to what my teeth were doing as I had to sit through this dumb and boring movie. What a […]

The Fighting Temptations

posted by rkumar
B+
Lowest Recommended Age:Middle School
Movie Release Date:2003
B+
Lowest Recommended Age: Middle School
Movie Release Date: 2003

You may or may not believe that gospel music saves the soul of an out of work advertising executive, but you just might believe that it saves the movie in in “The Fighting Temptations,” and that might be enough to […]

S.W.A.T.

posted by rkumar
B
Lowest Recommended Age:Middle School
Movie Release Date:2003
B
Lowest Recommended Age: Middle School
Movie Release Date: 2003

If this movie was going to be sold in a grocery store, it would be in a plain white box with black letters that say, “GENERIC SUMMER EXPLOSION MOVIE.” It is as predictable as the rhymes in a limerick, but […]

Le Divorce

posted by rkumar
B-
Lowest Recommended Age:Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date:2003
B-
Lowest Recommended Age: Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date: 2003

“Le Divorce” may look and sound like a glossy romantic comedy but it is instead an uneven take on the culture clash between America and France. Kate Hudson plays Isabel, a California girl arriving in Paris to help her pregnant […]

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