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August 2004
Week of August 2nd through August 6th
Get ready to ride with Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx.
COLLATERAL opens on August 6th.

Max (Foxx) has lived the mundane life of a cab driver for 12 years. The faces have come and gone from his rearview mirror, people and places he's long since forgotten...until tonight. Vincent (Cruise) is a contract killer. When an offshore narcotrafficking cartel learns they're about to be indicted by a federal grand jury, they mount an operation to identify and kill the key witnesses, and the last stage is tonight. Tonight, Vincent arrived in L.A...and five bodies are supposed to fall. Circumstances cause Vincent to hijack Max's taxicab, and Max becomes collateral-an expendable person in the wrong place at the wrong time. Through the night Vincent forces Max to drive him to each assigned destination. And as the LAPD and FBI race to intercept them, Max and Vincent's survival becomes dependent on each other in ways neither would have imagined. The cast includes Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith, Dennis Farina, Irma Hall, & Mark Ruffalo.


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Latest Review Additions:
She Hate Me (in Film)
While there are many issues within the film, Lee never connects the dots to make them coherent. They seem contrived and unbalanced, and when it ends, you may have to roll the dice again to figure this film out.
The Bourne Supremacy (in Film)
It's a fast action thriller that can live on its own without having to see the first one. With less dialogue and more physical skills needed, Matt Damon has elevated the spy genre to new heights as he move into a category that only James Bond currently resides in.

The Village (in Film)
M. Night Shyamalan's latest thriller is a tepid effort when compared to his previous films. Turn down your expectations, because The Village is more of a drama than anything else
Garden State (in Film)
It's a pretty solid effort for a first film. Braff delivers a quirky comedy that tries a little too hard to be dramatic. The ensemble cast is first rate and saves the film from being too obscure.
Catwoman (in Film)
Of all of the comic books that were made into feature films, "Catwoman" stands out as one of the worst of them.Berry may look good enough to fit the costume, but she doesnít possess the feline bones that made Julie Newmar and Eartha Kitt stand out.
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Anchorman (in Film)
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Spider-Man 2 (in Film)
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The Clearing (in Film)
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Before Sunset (in Film)
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