Tag Archives: Jack Nicholson

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The Burton Binge: “Mars Attacks!”

In his follow-up to “Ed Wood,” Tim Burton fails precisely where that filmmaker did in creating a kooky kitsch-fest that is fun but ultimately hollow. Continue reading

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The Burton Binge: “Batman”

Seamlessly balancing surreal imagery with emotional authenticity, Tim Burton’s first foray into blockbusters set a standard for all comic-book films to follow. Continue reading

Coming to DVD March 22

The forces of Johnny Depp & Angelina Jolie come together in “The Tourist” & Reese Witherspoon asks Paul Rudd & Owen Wilson “How Do You Know?” on DVD this week. Continue reading

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How Do You Know

A charming mess of a movie, “How Do You Know” features likable stars doing illogical things. Continue reading

Heroes of the Zeroes: The Pledge

“The Pledge” — Sean Penn’s brutal, draining 2001 whodunit — continues Nick Rogers’ look at the 365 best films of 2000-2009. Continue reading

Heroes of the Zeroes: About Schmidt

“About Schmidt” — in which Jack Nicholson wisely mutes his ego, vanity and virility — continues Nick Rogers’ daily look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009. Continue reading

Best Cinematic Rants, Part 2

A look at some of the big screen’s awesomest big-screen tongue-lashings Continue reading