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Amanda Detmer and Golden Globe Sunday 8th January 2012 Audi And Martin Katz Kick Off Golden Globes Week 2012 held at Cecconi's Restaurant West Hollywood, California

Amanda Detmer and Golden Globe
Amanda Detmer and Golden Globe
Amanda Detmer and Golden Globe
Amanda Detmer and Golden Globe
Amanda Detmer and Golden Globe

Amanda Detmer and Teri Polo - Amanda Detmer and Teri Polo Sunday 7th August 2011 at Beverly Hilton Hotel Beverly Hills, California

Amanda Detmer and Teri Polo
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Amanda Detmer
Amanda Detmer and Teri Polo
Amanda Detmer
Amanda Detmer and Teri Polo

James Roday and Amanda Detmer - James Roday and Amanda Detmer New York City, USA - Opening night of the Off-Broadway play 'Extinction' at the Cherry Lane Theatre - Curtain Call Wednesday 17th February 2010

James Roday and Amanda Detmer
James Roday and Amanda Detmer

Amanda Detmer - Monday 7th July 2008 at Palms Hotel Las Vegas, Nevada

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Amanda Detmer

Amanda Detmer Tuesday 23rd October 2007 Celebration party for the world premiere of 'Grand Delusion' held at a private location in Beverly Hills Beverly Hills, California

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Jam Review


Good
I have to give director Craig Serling some credit. Setting Jam where it is -- on a narrow road blocked by a car wreck and a downed power line -- takes balls. Ensemble dramas like this are legion, but suggesting that people will just hang out for 90 minutes (our time, anyway) and re-evaluate their lives while they wait for the cops to clear the way is either genius or insane.

As with many ensemble flicks, Jam has some good stories and some bad, some good actors and some poor ones. There's a couple dealing with overwork and considering whether to have a baby, a woman on the way to her wedding, and a lesbian couple, one of whom is nine months pregnant. One vehicle is stolen, and at least one angst-ridden teen can be found in the mix. In fact, everyone is pretty angry... though no one seems to overly mind being stuck on the road for hours on end.

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Big Fat Liar Review


Good
Bullies suck!

As a youngster I faced my fair share of bullies, and like the lead character in Big Fat Liar, my desire to get even with those who wronged me consumed my existence. This was before the days of Home Alone, where coming up with an arsenal of tools for payback meant combing through the dark corners of the garage looking for dad's five-iron. But now, in the post-Culkin era, every kid knows exactly what to use and where to find it when a tormentor comes calling.

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Extreme Dating Review


Bad
Wait just a sec. Shouldn't this really be National Lampoon's Extreme Dating? What with the tired, insulting plot, B-list cast, and quickie production values that emphasize sex appeal (but offer no actual sex), this really should have earned the Lampoon seal of mediocrity.

Extreme Dating doesn't even reach mediocrity, actually. It's a stupid, painful movie about the lengths to which a collection of losers (we're meant to think they're kinda geeky cool, but really they're far from it) will go in order to find love. Or at least get a little nookie. Devon Sawa (aging badly) gets tongue-tied around the ladies. Amanda Detmer has a reputation for being bitchy and accident-prone. And Andrew Keegan is just a cocky, god-awful ass.

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Big Fat Liar Review


Good
Bullies suck!

As a youngster I faced my fair share of bullies, and like the lead character in Big Fat Liar, my desire to get even with those who wronged me consumed my existence. This was before the days of Home Alone, where coming up with an arsenal of tools for payback meant combing through the dark corners of the garage looking for dad's five-iron. But now, in the post-Culkin era, every kid knows exactly what to use and where to find it when a tormentor comes calling.

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Final Destination Review


OK
"I'm never going to die!" yells one character at a memorial for 39 fellow French-class students who died in a plane crash that, by all rights, he should have died on too. As incredibly laughable as this line is, it provides the big flaw in the basic premise behind Final Destination... making a horror movie about people cheating death does not have much potential. Since you can't kill Death, destroy Death, or send Death screaming back to its home planet, you have a no-win scenario in front of you. No matter what is said or done, everyone ends up getting it.

This is not to give you a spoiler and to say that everyone gets it in the movie. This is simply to point out the fact that no matter which way they go, they're screwed. Death is a no-win scenario. If you're going to make a movie about escaping death, make it a la Fearless, where we focus on the human element. But since it's a horror film the ball is in the court of Director James Wong to provide us with something that will keep us interested for an hour and forty minutes of inevitability.

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Saving Silverman Review


OK
Saving Silverman is a film you pray for. With its hilarious trailer, you beg and plead with the Hollywood Gods that, no, all the funny scenes can't be in the previews -- they had to have saved something for the movie, right? Please make this another sophisticated-yet-subversive comedy like Meet the Parents.

Alas, my prayers were not answered. Saving Silverman is an often-funny farce -- and probably the best comedy we're going to see until the summer -- but it's a poor imitation of some much better movies, desperately longing to be Woody Allen while ending up as Adam Sandler.

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Boys And Girls Review


Excellent
Boys and Girls plays like a college version of When Harry Met Sally..., with just as much fun and fewer contrivances. Here, the key couple is Ryan and Jennifer, who meet by chance on a plane as pre-teens, and continually bump into one another until their lives bisect at Cal-Berkeley. Ryan, played by Flavor of the Moment Freddie Prinze Jr., is a bright, sometimes awkward engineering student who loves planning and order; Jennifer, Meet Joe Black's Claire Forlani, majors in Latin for no particular reason and aims to travel. Both wish they could apply their positive personality traits to their floundering relationships, but it just doesn't work.

The smart script for Boys and Girls, written by the humbly-credited "Drews", succeeds in part because Ryan and Jennifer nurture their unique friendship for nearly all of the film. While the inevitable Hollywood ending may be in viewers' minds from the get-go, The Drews and director Robert Iscove keep us guessing if this pair might ever connect with each other, and the sweet performances by Prinze and Forlani keep us interested.. The couple's interplay, and the machinations of their separate, frustrating lovelives, are satisfying enough that a sunshiny ending is not required.

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Kiss The Bride Review


Weak
Industry-wise, egomania is probably at its worst in Hollywood, where seemingly anyone with a connection can grab a camera and a few hundred thousand bucks, dust off a crappy screenplay they've written, and make an honest to God movie.

Kiss the Bride is the kind of vanity project that every Hollywood actor dreams of making, and when it's all said and done they wonder why it never got theatrical distribution.

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Saving Silverman Review


Zero

It's barely six weeks into 2001 and already there have been three "romantic comedies" virtually guaranteed to land on my worst 10 list at the end of the year.

"The Wedding Planner" was the kind of insultingly twinkly tripe that gives chick flicks a bad name. Worst list regular Freddie Prinze, Jr. secured his annual nod with the charmless "Head Over Heels." And now along comes "Saving Silverman," a battle-of-the-sexes burlesque so idiotic, contrived and inept that there's almost no chance a worse movie will be released all year.

The very concept of the story -- two slackers try to save a completely whipped buddy from marrying his harpy girlfriend -- demands utterly worthless characters to even get off the ground. Why should we bother rooting for some lily-livered bozo whose lips are so SuperGlued to his girlfriend's buttocks that he gives up his two best friends because she threatens to withhold sex if he doesn't?

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Final Destination Review


Weak

"Final Destination" begins with an unusually fresh and amply terrifying scene in which a nondescript horror movie prototeen (Devon Sawa) has a vivid, realistic, and special effects-laden premonition that the 747 he's just boarded will explode on take-off.

In his vision, the cabin shakes violently, overhead compartments blast open and passengers scramble desperately for dropping air masks just before a fireball rips down the aisles. To the audience, it feels like the theater seats have been transported onboard the quaking airliner.

Snapped awake in a sweat from his incubus, Sawa ("Idle Hands") flips out and bolts for the exit. When his friends try to calm him down, they all get dragged off the plane and left in the terminal where they watch helplessly as -- you guessed it -- the jet goes kaplewy in mid-air, killing everyone aboard.

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Big Fat Liar Movie Review

Big Fat Liar Movie Review

Bullies suck!As a youngster I faced my fair share of bullies, and like the lead...

Big Fat Liar Movie Review

Big Fat Liar Movie Review

Bullies suck!As a youngster I faced my fair share of bullies, and like the lead...

Final Destination Movie Review

Final Destination Movie Review

"I'm never going to die!" yells one character at a memorial for 39 fellow French-class...

Saving Silverman Movie Review

Saving Silverman Movie Review

Saving Silverman is a film you pray for. With its hilarious trailer, you beg...

Boys And Girls Movie Review

Boys And Girls Movie Review

Boys and Girls plays like a college version of When Harry Met Sally..., with just...

Kiss the Bride Movie Review

Kiss the Bride Movie Review

Industry-wise, egomania is probably at its worst in Hollywood, where seemingly anyone with a connection...

The Majestic Movie Review

The Majestic Movie Review

As a film lover, I've always been enamored with the magic of the modern American...

Saving Silverman Movie Review

Saving Silverman Movie Review

It's barely six weeks into 2001 and already there have been three "romantic comedies" virtually...

The Majestic Movie Review

The Majestic Movie Review

A heartfelt and surprisingly successful revival of the cinema-idyllic world of Frank Capra movies, "The...

Boys & Girls Movie Review

Boys & Girls Movie Review

Another rotten romance inexplicably released by formerly respectable indie studio Miramax, "Boys and Girls" is...

Final Destination Movie Review

Final Destination Movie Review

"Final Destination" begins with an unusually fresh and amply terrifying scene in which a nondescript...

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