Posts Tagged ‘2008’
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MOVIE REVIEWS
 
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Heroes of the Zeroes: The Wrestler

"The Wrestler" — Darren Aronofsky's take on advancing age and brutal pain — continues Nick Rogers' daily look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.
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Heroes of the Zeroes: Wendy and Lucy

"Wendy and Lucy" — a minimalist, modern-day “Grapes of Wrath” — continues Nick Rogers' daily look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.

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Heroes of the Zeroes: WALL-E

"WALL-E" — a cross between E.T., a turtle and “Short Circuit’s” Johnny 5 — continues Nick Rogers' daily look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.
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Heroes of the Zeroes: W.

"W." — in which Oliver Stone's usually wicked satire turned toward subtle invective — continues Nick Rogers' daily look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.

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Movies You Aught Not Watch: Strange Wilderness

"Strange Wilderness" — the worst pop-culture excretion pushed out between 2000 and 2009 — continues Nick Rogers' look back at the 52 worst films of 2000-2009.
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Heroes of the Zeroes: Tropic Thunder

"Tropic Thunder" — in which stars' collective Paramount hits become prank escrow — continues Nick Rogers' daily look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.

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Heroes of the Zeroes: Traitor

"Traitor" — combining the "Bourne" films' geopolitical savvy with "24's" adrenaline — continues Nick Rogers' daily look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.
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Movies You Aught Not Watch: Seven Pounds

"Seven Pounds" — proof no black actor ever transcends the Mythical Black Man motif — continues Nick Rogers' weekly look back at the 52 worst films of 2000-2009.

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Heroes of the Zeroes: Synecdoche, New York

"Synecdoche, New York," — Charlie Kaufman's tremendous directorial debut — continues Nick Rogers' daily look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.
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Heroes of the Zeroes: The Strangers

"The Strangers" — a fright-fest from which all fat has been trimmed — continues Nick Rogers' daily look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.

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Heroes of the Zeroes: Step Brothers

"Step Brothers" — Will Ferrell's defensive and offensive rebound from sports films — continues Nick Rogers' daily look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.
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Heroes of the Zeroes: Shine a Light

"Shine a Light" — in which the Rolling Stones play songs trusty and dusty, but not rusty — continues Nick Rogers' look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.

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Heroes of the Zeroes: Religulous

"Religulous" — Bill Maher's "documentary" about religious hypocrisies — continues Nick Rogers' daily, alphabetical look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.
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Heroes of the Zeroes: Redbelt

"Redbelt" — a reason to bow to David Mamet as a sensei of duplicitous twists — continues Nick Rogers' daily look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.