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November 2004
Week of November 22nd through November 26th

As many folks are getting to celebrate Thanksgiving, let's give praise to the women who are enjoying a good run at the box office with amazing roles and performances. Currently in theaters are RAY (Kerry Washington, Regina King, Aunjanue Ellis, Sharon Warren), ALFIE,(Nia Long), THE POLAR EXPRESS (Nona Gaye), and AFTER THE SUNSET (Naomie Harris). Joining the mix this week is ALEXANDER, featuring Rosario Dawson.

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Man of the House
XXX: State of the Union
Fun With Dick and Jane
Deuce Bigelow

The Legend of Zorro

Alexander: Cast Interviews
Rosario Dawson
Colin Farrell
Anjelina Jolie
Christmas with the Kranks: Cast Interviews
Tim Allen
Jamie Lee Curtis
EXCLUSIVE: Fat Albert The Cartoon Series DVD
Check out this EXCLUSIVE Clip on the DVD Release of FAT ALBERT - The Cartoon Series

National Treasure: Cast Interviews
Nicolas Cage
Jon Voight

The Chronicles of Riddick DVD: An Interview with Vin Diesel
Vin Diesel speaks about why he loves this character.

November's DVD Releases
This week's releases includes Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Seinfeld- the first three seasons, The Terminal with Tom Hanks, and Unstoppable with Wesley Snipes.

EXCLUSIVE First Look: Roll Bounce
Check out this EXCLUSIVE look at Malcolm Lee's latest film featuring Bow Wow.

After the Sunset: An Interview with Naomie Harris
Ms. Harris spoke about filming in the Bahamas and having fun with family and friends.

Bridget Jones: On the Edge of Reason: Cast Interviews
Renee Zellweger
Hugh Grant
The Polar Express: Press Conference
In a press conference interview at the Essex Hotel in New York City, Tom Hanks, Robert Zemeckis, Nona Gaye, and co-Producer Steve Starkey spoke about the process of making this films as well as discuss their thoughts on the meaning of Christmas and Santa Claus.

Kinsey: Cast Interviews
Laura Linney
Liam Neeson
EXCLUSIVE: Assault on Precinct 13
Here's look at Laurence Fishburne's latest film.
EXCLUSIVE: Million Dollar Baby
Here's an EXCLUSIVE look at the film featuring Morgan Freeman, Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, and Anthony Mackie.
Fade to Black: Cast Interviews
Alfie: Cast Interviews
Nia Long
Marisa Tomei
Jane Krawkowski

Brother to Brother: Cast Interviews
Director Rodney Evans

The Incredibles : An Interview with Brad Bird
Bird explains the process by which he landed his creativity at Pixar, the folks responsible for such CGI epics as "Finding Nemo" and "Monsters, Inc.", and how he made superheroes human beings just like anybody else.

Take a look at this EXCLUSIVE trailer of this animation film featuring Whoopie Goldberg.
Ray: Cast Interviews
Jamie Foxx
Kerry Washington
Regina King
Taylor Hackford
Clifton Powell
Aujanue Ellis
Sharon Warren

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Latest Review Additions:
Alexander (in Film )
Stone made an epic that rivals the best in Hollywood history and a damned entertaining movie that is sure to sweep multiplex audiences along in its beguiling thrall.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban DVD (in Film )
"Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" is the best of three Harry Potter films presented on the big screen thus far. Fans will embrace the maturity of the characters, ponder the mystery that is set for them and enjoy the adventure that will bring them back for more.

Bad Education (in Film )
La Mala Educacion (The Bad Education) is an unfortunate step back from the excellence of Almodovar's recen t work.  He goes sexually overboard and loses sight of the narrative.  The result is an incredibly poor third act that will leave you unsatisfied and disappointed.

Ray (in Film )
This film and Foxx’s performance has been talked about for most of the year and after seeing it, I concur, that Foxx has definitely reached the peak where Denzel, Will Smith, and Morgan Freeman are now as  "Ray" is truly one of the best films this year.
Vera Drake (in Film )
Vera Drake, the latest film from British auteur Mike Leigh, is quite possibly the best abortion drama ever made.  It is an emotional powerhouse, deeply moving and complex with an astonishing, bravura performance from lead actress Imelda Staunton.
Shall We Dance? (in Film )
The new version which stars Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, and Jennifer Lopez, brings in the same format, but it doesn’t really transcend well with an American audience, and Lopez’s role is so wooden that it leaves the film with mixed results.

Hair Show (in Film )
Another low budget, low expectational; classified "Black Exploitation" film filled with brand name actors that make the film go nowhere...again.
Friday Night Lights (in Film )
It is far from perfect and not in the league of the great sports films, but is an accomplished effort and well worth seeing
Taxi (in Film )
Taxi is  film that has plenty of action, laughs, and sex appeal. While the film has the look of a cliché buddy movie, Latifah and Fallon bring in their own flair of comedic skills to make a difference and take you on a New York joyride.

Stage Beauty (in Film )
Billy Crudup, who has been so underrated an actor, shows just how good he is in playing the role of a female and male. It's his performance that takes the film from being dull and stage-like to exhilarating and entertaining.
I Heart Huckabees (in Film )
Huckabees is a tremendously clever satire of modern culture. It is a wacky, peculiar film that'll have you bored with pretentiousness or extolling its genius.
Woman Thou Art Loosed (in Film )
This true to life film is a moving, fearful, emotional ride that will have the audience's attention from the very beginning, to the very tearful and dramatic ending.
A Dirty Shame (in Film )
John Waters is in a class by himself.  His schlocky B-movies are either funny as hell or god awful.  This film unfortunately falls into the latter category.
Motorcycle Diaries (in Film )
Walter Salles, the acclaimed Brazilian director of Central Station, achieves greatness here. He tells a sublimely provocative story, but never forgets that his characters are on an epic journey.
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