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Archives: 2006
  • 'Flyboys'

    published September 12, 2006

    In Tony Bill's romantic, computer-generated fantasy, the plucky volunteer pilots of World War I's Lafayette Escadrille are once more cast as... More >>

  • 'Gridiron Gang'

    published September 5, 2006

    Former pro wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who always made a good show of selling fake violence, stars in Phil Joanou's well-meant trifle as... More >>

  • Practical Magic

    published August 8, 2006

    If, at this remove, we can imagine Vienna in the late 1890s, we behold a great imperial capital in ferment. Gustav Mahler is not only reinventing... More >>

  • 'Step Up'

    published August 8, 2006

    Borrowing heavily from predecessors like Fame and Save the Last Dance, choreographer- turned-director Anne "Mama" Fletcher has... More >>

  • London Fog

    published July 18, 2006

    For 35 years, Woody Allen was a long shot to stray into the Bronx or Staten Island—much less the alien reaches of London, England. The... More >>

  • The Blood of a Poem

    published June 27, 2006

    Today's moviegoers may have all the respect in the world for Anglo-Saxon poetry, Norse legend, and the tenets of early Christianity, but the real... More >>

  • 'Once in a Lifetime'

    published June 27, 2006

    For a brief, shining moment in the late 1970s, soccer was a hot ticket in America. At their peak, the New York Cosmos drew 77,000 fans to Giants... More >>

  • 'Waist Deep'

    published June 20, 2006

    Vondie Curtis Hall's irrational and contradictory crime thriller stars Tyrese Gibson (2 Fast 2 Furious) as an indestructible ex-con who,... More >>

  • 'Goal! The Dream Begins'

    published May 2, 2006

    >Aside from a flirtation with the hot-button immigration issue, this inspirational movie about an underdog soccer player from tough East Los... More >>

  • 'Russian Dolls'

    published May 2, 2006

    The entertaining sequel to Cédric Klapisch's 2002 hit L'Auberge Espagnole catches up with the former student roommates five years... More >>

  • Elemental Indian Trilogy Saves the Best for Last

    published April 18, 2006

    Production on the third and most powerful chapter of Indian filmmaker Deepa Mehta's "Elements" trilogy was delayed for years by religious... More >>

  • 'The Sentinel'

    published April 18, 2006

    Brought low by its premise (rogue Secret Service agent conspires with ex-KGB types to kill the president) and rendered idiotic by its subplot... More >>

  • 'Silent Hill'

    published April 18, 2006

    Another videogame spinoff, this mindless horror flick directed by Christophe Gans (Brotherhood of the Wolf) replays the cliché of... More >>

  • Super Troopers

    published April 11, 2006

    Sir! No Sir! never mentions the words Iraq or Afghanistan. It doesn't have to. Unseen and unremarked upon, those bloody... More >>

Archives: 2006