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Da Vinci Code Profile
Can Ron Howard's film adaptation of The Da Vinci Code hope to inspire the passion aroused by the novel, or is it destined, like many a literary sensation before it, to end up just one more $100 million-plus tentpole movie so watered down from its original source material that even its enemies feel more sorry for it than enraged?...
David Carradine-Kill Bill Vol.2 Feature
Much like his character in Kung Fu ("a half-Chinese guy walking across the Old West who doesn't fire a gun and never gets on a horse"), Carradine spent the best part of three decades walking in the wilderness of Hollywood B-moviedom...
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The U.S. economy confesses
..."It's true, I did ingest a banned substance," said a chastened economy, referring to the period beginning in the late 1990s and continuing until the housing bubble burst in 2008. "But you must understand: Everyone was doing derivatives in those days. There was no testing. No regulation. We were all into them...
Why We'll Always Have Paris
...Blame it on Vincente Minnelli, for one. He directed An American in Paris, and gave the world "Thank Heaven for Little Girls" in Gigi. Funny Face, a musical spoof of the world of high fashion and haute bohemia, shot in 1957, was one of the first films shot in Technicolor, and it showed Paris to full-spectrum advantage. On the other hand, the black-and-white Paris of Godard's Breathless felt young, sexy and dangerous....
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