As the U.S. men's hockey team prepared to take the ice before its improbable win over the Soviet Union in the 1980 Winter Olympics, head coach Herb Brooks said a few words. His speech, or, more accurately, a Hollywood writer's imagining of it, was dramatized by Kurt Russell in the 2004 film Miracle. ... More >>
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The top story in today's Hollywood Reporter billboards the cast of the new Sci Fi Channel series Stargate Universe, third in the Stargate franchise. Starring opposite Robert Carlyle (The Full Monty, Trainspotting) is Brian J. Smith, a young actor we've been writing about (OK, gushing over) since he ... More >>
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Poseidon's second voyage yields a brand-new disaster
This horse movie needs to be put down as soon as possible
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A worthy actor rides the bench in the listless Coach Carter
Ellroy + Ayer = a familiar bad-cop movie in which L.A. burns
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The Patriot is sentimental, overbearing, flag-waving--and a crowd-pleaser
U-571 pays homage to great submarine movies and even provides a few surprises itself
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Is Escape from L.A. campy comedy or awful action? You decide.
Jack is the latest summer flick to mix quasi-fantasy with toothless comedy
Witless and laughable, Executive Decision fails the smirk test
John Carpenter's promising Village of the Damned never flowers
Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX