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John Carter (review)

This dreary Disneyfied inconsequence features all the bigotries of century-old pulp fiction and none of the romance, neither the sexual nor the adventurous kind…

just received: ‘Pride and Prejudice,’ ‘Sherri: The Complete Season One,’ ‘Rita Rocks: The Complete Season One,’ ‘Hannah Free,’ ‘Mammoth,’ ‘Uncertainty’

A quick rundown of the screeners and DVDs that came in yesterday and today. Might review some of these… Pride and Prejudice: The 1995 BBC TV version with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle, coming in a new restored edition in Region 1 on April 27 from A&E Home Entertainment. [preorder in Region 1 from Amazon … more…

best performances of 2004: ready for their closeup…

BEST ACTOR Don Cheadle, Hotel Rwanda It’s a role that, in the hands of even another very competent actor, could have descended into pathos and sentimentality, but Cheadle’s performance goes way beyond mere competence: As an Oskar Schindler-type figure in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, he approaches incomprehensible horrors in a way that makes us intimate partners … more…