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'Crash' Movie Review: Several Excellent Performances in Contrived Ethnically Conscious Drama

'Crash' movie: Ryan Phillippe as a good white Los Angeles cop with subconscious 'racist side.' 'Crash' movie review: California tossin' and turnin' Screenwriter Paul Haggis' multiple award-winning directorial debut, Crash, is set in a Los Angeles that is part Quentin Tarantino, part Paul Thomas Anderson, part Spike Lee, part Bret Easton Ellis. Haggis' L.A. also happens to be a place with precious little in common with the Southern California metropolis located on Planet Earth. In the film, Haggis and co-screenwriter Robert Moresco tell us – or rather, scream at us – that the Angeleno boiling (definitely not melting) pot is about to explode at any moment, as Los Angeles denizens spend all their spare time hating, fearing, misunderstanding, and cheating […]


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'Crash' Movie Review: Several Excellent Performances in Contrived Ethnically Conscious Drama



'Million Dollar Baby' Movie: Clint Eastwood Cliché-Ridden Boxing Melodrama

'Million Dollar Baby' movie with Hilary Swank and Clint Eastwood. 'Million Dollar Baby' movie: Clint Eastwood contrived, overlong drama made (barely) watchable by first-rate central performance Fresh off the enthusiastically received – and insincere – Mystic River, Clint Eastwood went on to tackle the ups and downs of the boxing world in the 2004 melo Million Dollar Baby. Despite the cheery title, this is not the usual Rocky-esque rags-to-riches story of the determined underdog who inevitably becomes a super-topdog once she (in this case it's a “she”) puts on her gloves, jumps into the boxing ring, and starts using other women as punching bags. That's because about two-thirds into the film, Million Dollar Baby takes a radical turn toward tragedy […]


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'Million Dollar Baby' Movie: Clint Eastwood Cliché-Ridden Boxing Melodrama



'Harry Potter Deathly Hallows: Part 1' Dethrones 'Twilight' Movies & Russell Crowe Has Decade's 2nd-Worst Debut

Harry Potter Deathly Hallows: Part 1 with Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson. Dec. 3, '10, update: Featuring Daniel Radcliffe, Ralph Fiennes, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Julie Walters, Imelda Staunton, Richard Griffiths, Timothy Spall, and many others, David Yates' Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 was the no. 1 movie at the U.S. and Canada box office on Thursday, Dec. 2. Warner Bros.' adventure fantasy scored $1.89 million according to Box Office Mojo. Deathly Hallows has remained on top all week in North America. But will it be overtaken by Disney's animated 3D feature Tangled this weekend? At EW, John Young expects Tangled to earn about $6 million more than Harry Potter over the next couple […]


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'Harry Potter Deathly Hallows: Part 1' Dethrones 'Twilight' Movies & Russell Crowe Has Decade's 2nd-Worst Debut