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"...Bottin steals the show..." Variety "Two decades on, the head-sprouting-spider-legs scene still demands frame-by-frame viewing." Total Film "[With] stomach-turning special effects..." Uncut 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t brews claustrophobia by trapping its characters in the Antarctic with a shape-shifter from outer space."Total Film28.11065

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"...PRECINCT 13 is filled with delectable bits of business in direction and performances..." Sight and Sound "...Carpenter is an extremely resourceful director [with an] ability to construct film entirely out of action and movement..." New York Times "...A tight, tense thriller....Carpenter's eerie score and Douglas Knapp's stylish cinematography give this low-budget shoot-out all the weight of an urban RIO BRAVO..." Entertainment Weekly "[I]nstinctively punk....Brilliant..."Uncut Ranked #20 in Uncut's Best DVDs Of 2005 -- "Carpenter's film is a classic in its own right, a benchmark of lean action cinema." Uncut 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] stripped-down thriller....It owes as much to George A. Romero as Howard Hawks....Raw and visceral..."Empire28.11065

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"...The film is made with spectacular efficiency....CHRISTINE turns out to be full of Carpenter landmarks..." Sight and Sound "...[The] flashy auto dominates everything, its jealousy is effectively, and sometimes humorously conveyed....Technically, the film is outstanding..." Variety "Herbie Goes Satanic in John Carpenter's adaptation of Stephen King's tale....The car's the star..." Uncut28.11065

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"...Looks better and better as time passes..." - Recommended Premiere "...A solidly satisfying actioner....[A] proper urgent mood..." Variety "...Brutal, very fine-looking....Carpenter's most ambitous, most riveting film to date..." New York Times "...ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK featured a supporting cast of cult appeal and successfully launched Kurt Russell as a rugged action hero..." Total Film "The premise, characters and theme all resonate..." Sight and Sound Ranked #7 in Uncut's Best DVDs Of 2005 -- "John Carpenter's dystopian, kick-ass, junk-punk flick of 1977..." Uncut 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "One of the coolest and most exciting action/sci-fi flicks ever made. John Carpenter was in a zone..."Premiere28.11065

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"John Carpenter's best horror film in a long while is one scarifying trip down memory lane..." New York Times "...A sleek and scary remake of the 1960 classic thriller of the supernatural....VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED is a good-looking, well-wrought film with some knockout special effects, some dark humor and crisp portrayals..." Los Angeles Times "The gradual realisation that the children will destroy all who stand in their way is subtly handled..." Sight and Sound28.11065

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"...[Carpenter] has a ball mixing fun and fright..."Rolling Stone "...Nightmarish....Carpenter's best movie in years." -- Rating: B+Entertainment Weekly "...It's a nifty idea, and director John Carpenter keeps the story moving....The film has a nice balance of popular and cult appeal..."Variety "...[A] sardonic, increasingly wild-eyed nightmare....Mr. Carpenter has devised himself a cinematic hall of mirrors..."New York Times "...Carpenter begins in a low key, building tension slowly but steadily, in a first-rate display of style and craftsmanship..."Los Angeles Times28.11065

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"...[The] costuming, sets, stunts and special visual effects by Richard Edlund are particularly lavish..."Variety "...Carpenter is conspicuously with it....An upscale send-up..."New York Times28.11065

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"[Bullock is] an irrepressible hoot....[She] goes the distance as an unstoppable, well-coiffed, force of determination."Hollywood Reporter "[An] uplifting and entertaining feel-good, fact-based sports drama....Bullock is thoroughly convincing in the role..."Variety 4 stars out of 5 -- "With a career-best performance by Sandra Bullock and a terrific new talent in Quinton Aaron....A compelling portrait of an unlikely bond between two people from opposite sides of the tracks."Box Office "Grounded in the direct, disarming truth of their experience, the movie has a straightforward lack of cheap sentiment that saves it from being either too maudlin or saccharine-sweet."Washington Post "[T]his is Bullock's movie. She is Leigh Anne to such a degree you forget you're watching one of the best-known actresses around."Los Angeles Times 3 stars out of 5 -- "THE SPEED star is certainly as good as she's ever been as the steely Southern Christian who turns Michael's life around..."Total Film 3 stars out of 5 -- "Bullock delivers a towering performance that grabs the movie and the Oscar race by the scruff of the neck."Empire5.851259

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"[Bullock is] an irrepressible hoot....[She] goes the distance as an unstoppable, well-coiffed, force of determination."Hollywood Reporter "[An] uplifting and entertaining feel-good, fact-based sports drama....Bullock is thoroughly convincing in the role..."Variety 4 stars out of 5 -- "With a career-best performance by Sandra Bullock and a terrific new talent in Quinton Aaron....A compelling portrait of an unlikely bond between two people from opposite sides of the tracks."Box Office "Grounded in the direct, disarming truth of their experience, the movie has a straightforward lack of cheap sentiment that saves it from being either too maudlin or saccharine-sweet."Washington Post "[T]his is Bullock's movie. She is Leigh Anne to such a degree you forget you're watching one of the best-known actresses around."Los Angeles Times 3 stars out of 5 -- "THE SPEED star is certainly as good as she's ever been as the steely Southern Christian who turns Michael's life around..."Total Film 3 stars out of 5 -- "Bullock delivers a towering performance that grabs the movie and the Oscar race by the scruff of the neck."Empire5.851259

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"...Numbingly beautiful....Sumptuous chinoiserie..." -- Rating: B+ Entertainment Weekly "...A film of unique, quite unsurpassed visual splendor, THE LAST EMPEROR makes for a fascinating trip to another world..." Variety "...[The film] has the feel of other-worldliness, of science fiction..." Film Comment "...If you want a staggering and certainly singular movie experience, THE LAST EMPEROR will do very nicely..." Los Angeles Times "[T]here's no faulting the use of genuine locations, the magnificent costumes of Vittorio Storaro's breathtaking cinematography." Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "[D]izzyingly respendent....Bernardo Bertolucci's 1987 heavyweight is, perhaps, the last known sighting of the old-school epic."Empire3.392969

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"[T]he thing that truly made the Addams family great is that while they may have been freaks, they were the nicest, most welcoming freaks around." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly3.013379

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Down Beat (1/96, p.49) - 4.5 Stars - Very Good/Excellent - "...[Williams] uses his big and tough voice to sing...with passion, conviction, forbearance. His homemade guitar also captures his deep feeling....exemplifies the Delta tradition, reflecting a proud man's attempts to deal with adversity....The sound reproduction...is excellent..."Dirty Linen (4-5/96, p.51) - "...With his gruff, blustery voice, Williams brings to mind the foreboding menace of acoustic John Lee Hooker..."Living Blues (3-4/96, p.92) - "...For those discovering the joys of acoustic Delta blues for the first time, MISSISSIPPI'S BIG JOE WILLIAMS AND HIS NINE-STRING GUITAR offers the chance to be initiated into some of the music's deepest and most passionate secrets, by one of the all-time masters."0.1821308

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"...[The film] gives actress Samantha Morton a chance to give a harrowing performance that touches a raw emotional nerve..."Los Angeles Times "...Hollywood's first teaming of Tom Cruise and Steven Spielberg delivers the goods and then some....It's as topical as movies get..." USA Today "...A muscular and dense exercise of skill and verve..." New York Times "...It's revved up on visionary action, laced with dark humor and powered by a topical idea....Spielberg pulls out every techno trick..." Rolling Stone "...Spielberg deftly juggles an intricate plot....A blockbuster with brains and a huge amount of daring..." Total Film "...Max von Sydow is brilliantly smarmy....Samantha Morton gives a primal, gut-wrenching performance..." Box Office "...[Spielberg has] become a more nuanced and provocative filmmaker....In the future it's likely to be a cult classic..." Sight and Sound "...MINORITY REPORT is a triumph -- a film that works on our minds and our emotions. It is a thriller and a human story....Here is a filmmaker at the top of his form..." Chicago Sun-Times "[T]his is Cruise flying on semi-serious juice...[with] a dash of substance in a darkly conceptual sci-fi." Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "It's Spielberg delivering his trademark elegant excitement...it's in the spaces between the spectacle that film really scores..."Empire0.1295957

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"...[The film] gives actress Samantha Morton a chance to give a harrowing performance that touches a raw emotional nerve..."Los Angeles Times "...Hollywood's first teaming of Tom Cruise and Steven Spielberg delivers the goods and then some....It's as topical as movies get..." USA Today "...A muscular and dense exercise of skill and verve..." New York Times "...It's revved up on visionary action, laced with dark humor and powered by a topical idea....Spielberg pulls out every techno trick..." Rolling Stone "...Spielberg deftly juggles an intricate plot....A blockbuster with brains and a huge amount of daring..." Total Film "...Max von Sydow is brilliantly smarmy....Samantha Morton gives a primal, gut-wrenching performance..." Box Office "...[Spielberg has] become a more nuanced and provocative filmmaker....In the future it's likely to be a cult classic..." Sight and Sound "...MINORITY REPORT is a triumph -- a film that works on our minds and our emotions. It is a thriller and a human story....Here is a filmmaker at the top of his form..." Chicago Sun-Times "[T]his is Cruise flying on semi-serious juice...[with] a dash of substance in a darkly conceptual sci-fi." Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "It's Spielberg delivering his trademark elegant excitement...it's in the spaces between the spectacle that film really scores..."Empire0.1295957

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"...[The film] gives actress Samantha Morton a chance to give a harrowing performance that touches a raw emotional nerve..."Los Angeles Times "...Hollywood's first teaming of Tom Cruise and Steven Spielberg delivers the goods and then some....It's as topical as movies get..." USA Today "...A muscular and dense exercise of skill and verve..." New York Times "...It's revved up on visionary action, laced with dark humor and powered by a topical idea....Spielberg pulls out every techno trick..." Rolling Stone "...Spielberg deftly juggles an intricate plot....A blockbuster with brains and a huge amount of daring..." Total Film "...Max von Sydow is brilliantly smarmy....Samantha Morton gives a primal, gut-wrenching performance..." Box Office "...[Spielberg has] become a more nuanced and provocative filmmaker....In the future it's likely to be a cult classic..." Sight and Sound "...MINORITY REPORT is a triumph -- a film that works on our minds and our emotions. It is a thriller and a human story....Here is a filmmaker at the top of his form..." Chicago Sun-Times "[T]his is Cruise flying on semi-serious juice...[with] a dash of substance in a darkly conceptual sci-fi." Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "It's Spielberg delivering his trademark elegant excitement...it's in the spaces between the spectacle that film really scores..."Empire0.1295957

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"Paced at warp speed with spectacular action sequences rendered brilliantly and with a cast so expert that all the familiar characters are instantly identifiable..."Hollywood Reporter "[T]he new and improved STAR TREK will transport fans to sci-fi nirvana....STAR TREK rockets along like a beautifully engineered vehicle you can't help but admire for its design and performance....This reincarnation is dynamic..."Variety 4 stars out of 5 -- "Abrams goes back to the series' '60s roots...and laces this origin story with a youthful zest and some enjoyable self-parody. The intergalactic vistas and pop art interiors are constantly stunning."Box Office "The 2009 STAR TREK film goes back eagerly to where STAR TREK began....The special effects are slam-bam."Chicago Sun-Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "It's an energetic sci-fi extravaganza, with spectacular action sequences and nifty visuals....When it comes to sheer spectacle, STAR TREK as re-imagined by J.J. Abrams, delivers."USA Today "[T]his STAR TREK has in general bridged the gap between the old and the new with alacrity and purpose."Los Angeles Times "[A] clever and infectious reboot of the amazingly enduring sci-fi classic....With a crew like this, you can welcome the future." -- Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly "A bright, shiny blast from a newly imagined past....The spirit of adventure and embrace of rationality that define the show are in full swing..."New York Times "[I]t is, undeniably, a reconsideration of what constitutes STAR TREK, one that deemphasizes heady concepts and plainly stated humanist virtues in favor of breathless action punctuated by bursts of emotion." -- Grade: B+A.V. Club "It's a movie that is correct enough to appease the most hard-core buffs, while opening up the final frontier to a new generation of fans....Pure pop pleasure."Washington Post 4 stars out of 5 -- "This is exciting, funny, and smart with a great young cast that fills each role very well."Premiere0.1029884

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"Paced at warp speed with spectacular action sequences rendered brilliantly and with a cast so expert that all the familiar characters are instantly identifiable..."Hollywood Reporter "[T]he new and improved STAR TREK will transport fans to sci-fi nirvana....STAR TREK rockets along like a beautifully engineered vehicle you can't help but admire for its design and performance....This reincarnation is dynamic..."Variety 4 stars out of 5 -- "Abrams goes back to the series' '60s roots...and laces this origin story with a youthful zest and some enjoyable self-parody. The intergalactic vistas and pop art interiors are constantly stunning."Box Office "The 2009 STAR TREK film goes back eagerly to where STAR TREK began....The special effects are slam-bam."Chicago Sun-Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "It's an energetic sci-fi extravaganza, with spectacular action sequences and nifty visuals....When it comes to sheer spectacle, STAR TREK as re-imagined by J.J. Abrams, delivers."USA Today "[T]his STAR TREK has in general bridged the gap between the old and the new with alacrity and purpose."Los Angeles Times "[A] clever and infectious reboot of the amazingly enduring sci-fi classic....With a crew like this, you can welcome the future." -- Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly "A bright, shiny blast from a newly imagined past....The spirit of adventure and embrace of rationality that define the show are in full swing..."New York Times "[I]t is, undeniably, a reconsideration of what constitutes STAR TREK, one that deemphasizes heady concepts and plainly stated humanist virtues in favor of breathless action punctuated by bursts of emotion." -- Grade: B+A.V. Club "It's a movie that is correct enough to appease the most hard-core buffs, while opening up the final frontier to a new generation of fans....Pure pop pleasure."Washington Post 4 stars out of 5 -- "This is exciting, funny, and smart with a great young cast that fills each role very well."Premiere0.08863668

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Uncut (p.122) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Mindless teen pop, some of the era's very best....Early rockers and late flukes sit either side of the golden era....Fitfully fascinating."Uncut (p.109) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[T]he Philadelphia label colluded with American Bandstand, burning up the charts with assorted limbos, watusis and twists, along with street-corner R&B, faux Motown and novelty songs."Mojo (Publisher) (p.121) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[The label] achieved massive success with acts that ranged from rockabilly singer Charlie Gracie and '50s teen idol, Bobby Rydell, to dance-craze doyen Chubby Checker..."0.07194033

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