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Archive for June, 2006

-Superman Returns (PG-13)

Friday, June 30th, 2006

Warner Bros., 2006.  Directed by: Bryan Singer  Starring: Brandon Routh, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth. The story begins 5 years after “Superman II” (1980).  Superman returns from space after a 5 year failed attempt to discover any remaining remnants of his home planet, Krypton.  Brandon Routh does a very good job of playing Clark Kent/Superman, and […]

-Nacho Libre (PG)

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

Paramount Pictures, 2006, Directed by Jared Hess, Comedy Starring:  Jack Black, Ana de la Requera The setting is in a rural part of modern Mexico.  Jack Black plays a friar serving in an orphanage that he grew up in.  He had a childhood dream of becoming a famous wrestler, but he grows up to become […]

-A Praire Home Companion (PG 13)

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

PictureHouse Films 2006, Directed by Robert Altman, comedy & Music Starring:  Meryl Streep, Woody Harrelson, Kevin Kline, Lindsey Lohan, Tommy Lee Jones, Garrison Keillor, and Virginia Madsen (& many more). An incredible study of characters.  The film lets us in the back door of a show which is closing after 30 years. It is based […]

-The Omen (R)

Monday, June 12th, 2006

20th Century Fox, 2006, Starring:  Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles, & Mia Farrow. The film was well made and the acting was good.  There was a dark and oppressive atmosphere throughout.  Lots of graphic violence: a beheading, a hanging, and an impaling. Evil reigns in this story and there is very few redeeming moments.  The priest […]

X-Men: The Last Stand (PG-13)

Saturday, June 3rd, 2006

20th Century Fox, 2006, Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian Mckellen, Halle Berry, Kelsey Grammer. On one level, this movie is a fast paced popcorn action flick that can be enjoyed by those hoping to get away from reality. On another level, many reviewers have detected parallels to all sorts of current issues and cultural […]