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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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Kate Beckinsale

  • Stonehearst Asylum (2014)

    Kingsley runs the Stonehearst Asylum Review by Marty Mapes: Edwardian thriller offers formula instead of vision

  • Everybody's Fine (2009)

    Beckinsale and De Niro are Fine Review by Robert Denerstein: For all the traveling Frank does, the movie takes us nowhere we haven't been

  • Snow Angels (2008)

    Beckinsale needs more Snow Angels to watch over her Review by Marty Mapes: Good meditation on class, but too grim for casual moviegoers and not poetic enough for art-housers

  • The Aviator (2004)

    DiCaprio captures the good half of Aviator Hughes Review by Marty Mapes: Feels like a whole, complete movie, without oversimplifying Hughes' life

  • Laurel Canyon (2003)

    McDormand stayed in Laurel Canyon Review by Marty Mapes: Laurel Canyon gets off to a shaky start, but its characters soon come to life

  • Serendipity (2001)

    John Cusack is helped by Serendipity Review by Richard Sharp: Cusack returns to the Date Movie in style

  • Pearl Harbor (2001)

    One of the stars of Pearl Harbor Review by Scott Poston: Pearl Harbor marks Hollywood's official start of summer

    DVD review by Marty Mapes: A new epic DVD allows audiences to revisit the film and rethink their skepticism