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November 2004
Week of November 29th through December 3rd
Get Ready for Mr. December
The Many Faces of Don Cheadle
If there's any actor that can rival Jude Law with the number of films on screen at the same time, it would have to be Don Cheadle. In addition to "After The Sunset", which is currently in theaters, the month of December will have Mr. Cheadle in some big and small films. In "Ocean's Twelve" (Dec.10) and "The Assassination of Richard Nixon" (Dec.29), he's a supporting player, but with "Hotel Rwanda" (Dec.25), Don gives the best performance of his career; one that is generating Oscar buzz for Best Actor.

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Closer: Cast Interviews
The cast of Closer, Jude Law, Clive Owen, and Natalie Portman discussed the prospect of getting raw with one another on camera for the year’s most incendiary drama.

Dreamworks 2005 Preview:

First Look: Madagascar
First Look: The Ring 2


National Board of Review
Jamie Foxx nabs the 1st Award for Best Actor as the National Board of Review announced the 2004 Awards.

Sundance 2005
Here's a list at the films selected for the 2005 Sundance Film Festival from January 20-30, 2005.

House of Flying Daggers: An Interview with Ziyi Zhang
Zhang Ziyi goes over her role and how much martial arts she has learned from working with Director Zhang Yimou.

Columbia 2005 Preview:
Boogeyman
Hitch
Guess Who?

Man of the House
XXX: State of the Union
Fun With Dick and Jane
Bewitched
Stealth
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
Jay-Z
?uestlove
EXCLUSIVE TRAILER : Racing Stripes
Take a look at this EXCLUSIVE trailer of this animation film featuring Whoopie Goldberg.
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Reviews

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Closer (in Film )
"Closer" is a raw, stimulating film filled with excellent performances and an exotic script!
 
The House of Flying Daggers (in Film )
Flying Daggers is an enormously entertaining film.  It moves at a quick pace and throttles you with slickly choreographed fights.

After the Sunset (in Film )
What you get with this film is an unoriginal concept using the backdrop of a resort to lure us to see a heist film where our time is only thing that was stolen. Together, Salma and Pierce present a good chemistry, but separately Pierce has no funny bones when trying to make a comedic scene with Woody Harrelson work.

A Very Long Engagement (in Film )
The film is a sweeping cinematic odyssey of young lovers separated by the savagery of war. It is a stunning achievement, brilliantly shot, designed, and executed on a grand scale.

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.

Finding Neverland (in Film )
"Finding Neverland" is full of wit, emotion, adventure, and mystery that will inspire all ages to come see why and how Peter Pan was born. Inspired by true events, "Finding Neverland" is one the year’s best films.

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.
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