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Through it all we root for Mario-as-Melvin, who makes a good, likeable hero. —Marty Mapes (review...)

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Renée Zellweger

  • Cinderella Man (2005)

    Crowe boxes like a Cinderella Man Review by Matt Anderson: Lacks the integrity and determination of its inspiration

  • Shark Tale (2004)

    Smith and Zellweger get a Shark Tale makeover Review by Matt Anderson: Like sushi, will appeal to a certain taste, but most children will squirm

  • Cold Mountain (2003)

    Kidman and Law wait for life on Cold Mountain DVD review by Matt Anderson: The much-hyped Cold Mountain is a Civil War epic that deserves a second look on DVD

    Review by Matt Anderson

  • Down with Love (2003)

    Zellweger and McGregor get Down with Love Review by Matt Anderson: Succeeds both as a sappy love story and as a spoof of sappy love stories

  • Chicago (2002)

    Zellweger, Gere, and Zeta-Jones add color to Chicago Review by Marty Mapes: A slew of great movies were released this month, but few have been as fun as Chicago

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: No doubt this DVD will be made obsolete down the road, when a more definitive edition is released

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: Not a must-buy for owners of the original, but a better package than the previous release

  • White Oleander (2002)

    Pfeiffer and Lohman live among the White Oleander Review by Marty Mapes: In spite of script flaws, it may be one of the best studio films of the year

  • Nurse Betty (2000)

    Renee Zellweger is the plucky Nurse Betty Review by Marty Mapes: Renee Zellweger thinks she lives in a soap opera in this black comedy

  • One True Thing (1998)

    Review by Andrea Birgers