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December 2007 Archives

My favorite movies this year, all pretty much tied for first place: The Namesake Charlie Wilson’s War Atonement Gone Baby Gone Into the Wild No Country for Old Men Juno Once No End in Sight Lars and the Real Girl […]

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This was a very good year for family movies. Here are the best: Bridge to Terabithia Golden Compass Surf’s Up Enchanted Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Hairspray Transformers Stardust The Water-Horse Ratatouille Runners-up: Bratz The Last Mimzy […]

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“The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep,” a fantasy set in WWII about a boy who befriends the Loch Ness monster, is one of the best family movies of the year. I spoke with director Jay Russell and stars Ben […]

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In the grand tradition of “he followed me home — can I keep him?” movies, we have seen movies about children who are brought to adventure and understanding through dogs, horses, cats, a whale, a dolphin, dragons, geese, and an […]

Marjane Satrapi brings her award-winning graphic memoir to the screen in a powerful story of growing up in Iran as the Shah was ousted and hopes for democracy were crushed by the rise of the fundamentalists. Named for the legendary […]

The three talented young stars of “The Great Debaters” talked with me about making the film and the teachers who inspired them. Nate Parker on what makes a great debater: Denzel Whitaker on why you should see the movie:

Childhood tragedy and attendant guilt feelings. A big career-defining concert followed by a flashback of everything that went before. Adults amazed by early evidence of extraordinary talent and feel for music. Tragedy and loss to overcome. A first wife who […]

There could be no better match for the gothic saga of the barber who slit men’s throats and the baker who made their bodies into pies than director Tim Burton, the master of the macabre. Here working with Johnny Depp, […]

What do we tell fans of the hit Nickelodeon series “Zoey 101” now that the star, 16-year-old Jamie Lynn Spears, is pregnant? On television, Zoey is one of the first girls at a boarding school that has just gone co-ed. […]

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