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The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

The Life Aquatic becomes more dear and more impressive the more you learn about it —Marty Mapes (DVD review...)

Murray lives the Life Aquatic

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  • Inherent Vice (2015)

    Phoenix pursues Inherent Vice Review by Robert Denerstein: P.T. Anderson brings Pynchon's clouds of digressions to the screen

  • The Big Year (2011)

    Martin does The Big Year Review by Robert Denerstein: Owen Wilson, Jack Black and Steve Martin find a formula for blandness

  • Midnight in Paris (2011)

    Review by Marty Mapes: Allen and Wilson dip their toes into the golden age

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Allen's 41st is slender but entertaining

  • Hall Pass (2011)

    Wilson gets a Hall Pass Review by Robert Denerstein: Farrelly brothers still gross out, but come up short on laughs

  • The Darjeeling Limited (2007)

    Schwartzman, Brody, and Wilson catch The Darjeeling Limited Review by Marty Mapes and Nick Reed: You'd think that the concept would be stale by now, yet it turned out rather fresh

  • Cars (2006)

    Cars have feelings too DVD review by Marty Mapes: The DVD for Cars is sleek and fast

  • Wedding Crashers (2005)

    Wilson and Vaughn are Wedding Crashers Review by Nick Reed: Jam packed with unlikable characters

  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

    Murray lives the Life Aquatic Review by Marty Mapes: Entertaining enough to earn a recommendation as a light piece of eye candy

    DVD review by Marty Mapes: The Life Aquatic becomes more dear and more impressive the more you learn about it

  • Starsky & Hutch (2004)

    Review by Marty Mapes: For what it is, Starsky & Hutch is a big success

  • Shanghai Knights (2003)

    Jackie and Owen are dubbed Shanghai Knights DVD review by Ryan Hurtig: Delivers on what Jackie Chan fans have come to expect -- spectacular fight scenes

    Review by Marty Mapes

  • I Spy (2002)

    I Spy a case of gadget envy in Wilson Review by Marty Mapes: It knows it's a lousy movie and draws attention away from the plot by focusing on the personalities

  • The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

    Hackmandrives The Royal Tenenbaums Review by Marty Mapes: Wes Anderson tries a little too hard to be offbeat

  • Zoolander (2001)

    Stiller = Zoolander Review by Matt Anderson: Stiller fashions a unique character that combines Forrest Gump and Austin Powers

  • Shanghai Noon (2000)

    Jackie Chan out in the Shanghai Noon Review by Marty Mapes: A good comedy, but not the best Jackie Chan movie