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" Years of insanity have made you crazy "
— Jack Lemmon, Out to Sea

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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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  • The Counselor (2013)

    Bardem does not need a Counselor Review by Marty Mapes: Bleak Counselor is more Cormac than Ridley

    Review by Robert Denerstein: A Counselor in need of advice

  • Broken Embraces (2009)

    Cruz doesn't mind the Broken Embraces Review by Robert Denerstein: Tension, self-reverential humor, and an unexpected and infallible eye from Almodovar

  • Nine (2009)

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Movie not worthy of the Oscar-heavy cast

  • Sahara (2005)

    Girl, Hero, and Sidekick set out on the Sahara Review by Marty Mapes: Boat chases, gunfights, and stunts galore

  • Gothika (2003)

    Berry is trapped in a Gothika nightmare Review by Matt Anderson: Skimps on the scares and winds up weak

  • Vanilla Sky (2001)

    Cruise and Cruz against a Vanilla Sky Review by Matt Anderson: Vanilla Sky ratchets up the tension as reality and fantasy blur together.

  • Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)

    Review by Andrea Birgers: The film loses too much in translation

  • Woman on Top (2000)

    Penelope Cruz is the Woman on Top Review by Marty Mapes: An enjoyable, exotic fairy tale for adults

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

    Review by Matt Anderson: The Fountain of Youth rejuvenates the Pirates franchise.

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: A solid fourth installment in the adventures of Cap'n Jack Sparrow.

  • G-Force

    Inspired by a 5-year-old and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer DVD review by Matt Anderson: G-Force: Great Blu-ray, shame about the movie.