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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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  • Chef (2014)

    Favreau and friends in the Chef truck Review by Robert Denerstein: Measured by the "good-time factor," Chef is a success

  • Quartet (2012)

    Hoffman directs a Quartet Review by Robert Denerstein: Plays nice -- too nice

  • Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five (2008)

    Tiger teaches the Secrets of the Furious Five DVD review by Matt Anderson: Panda + Sequel = DVD Awesomeness

  • Last Chance Harvey (2008)

    Review by Matt Anderson: A nice moment? Or is that just forcing things a bit, plausibility be damned.

  • Kung Fu Panda (2008)

    Kicking tail in Kung Fu Panda Review by Matt Anderson: An amiable romp with a decent message for the cubs

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: Pandamonium storms Blu-ray

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: Panda + Sequel = DVD Awesomeness

  • Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2007)

    Whishaw gets a whiff of Perfume Review by Marty Mapes: We want to root for him, but he is more of a villain. The dichotomy is savory.

  • Meet the Fockers (2004)

    You met the parents, now Meet the Fockers Review by Matt Anderson: Could've used a lot more wit and a lot less ...

  • I ♥ Huckabees (2004)

    Wahlberg, Tomlin, and Hoffman all Heart Huckabees Review by Marty Mapes: The cast is great in this vibrant, energetic movie with a philosophical fight at its core

  • Runaway Jury (2003)

    Hackman, Hoffman, and Cusack are trampled by the Runaway Jury Review by Marty Mapes: Look behind the action and you'll find very little substance

  • Confidence (2003)

    All it takes is a little Confidence Review by Marty Mapes: So fun and well paced that you'll be caught in its web before long

  • Moonlight Mile (2002)

    Hoffman, Sarandon and Gyllenhaal run the Moonlight Mile Review by Marty Mapes: Three very good performances lend the necessary weight to an imperfect script

  • Rain Man

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: Not every Academy Award winner for Best Picture stands the test of time.