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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...)

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Eddie Murphy

  • Tower Heist (2011)

    Murphy and Stiller go down smooth Review by Robert Denerstein: Doesn't topple

  • Shrek Forever After (2010)

    Review by Matt Anderson: When all is said and done, it's time for Shrek to live happily ever after.

    Review by Robert Denerstein: A monument to itself

  • Shrek the Third (2007)

    His highness, Shrek the Third Review by Matt Anderson: Holds up fairly well, but is not quite at the same level as the first two movies

  • Dreamgirls (2006)

    Review by Matt Anderson: Strong dramatic backdrop oftentimes takes a back seat to a cast of stock characters

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: DVD provides an exhaustive, exhausting look at the massive effort put into making the movie

  • Shrek 2 (2004)

    Shrek 2 is a winning sequel Review by Matt Anderson: Manages to build on the all-ages appeal of the first movie

  • 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

  • Showtime (2002)

    It's Showtime for Murphy and De Niro Review by Matt Anderson: DeNiro and Murphy elevate Showtime above the riff-raff of buddy cop movies

  • Shrek (2001)

    Mike Myers gives voice to Shrek Review by Matt Anderson: It would take a real grinch to not enjoy it

  • Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)

    Eddie Murphy as Mama Klump Review by Marty Mapes: Eddie Murphy's great comic talent in a bad movie -- again

  • Mulan (1998)

    DVD review by Andrea Birgers: Disney's formula doesn't always work, but the movie does have some good moments