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The Los Angeles Premiere Of 'Kick-Ass' Held At The ArcLight Dome Theatre

Cole Sprouse - Dylan Sprouse; Cole Sprouse Los Angeles, California - The Los Angeles Premiere of 'Kick-Ass' held at the ArcLight Dome Theatre Tuesday 13th April 2010

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Nickelodeon's 23rd Annual Kids' Choice Awards - Arrivals Held At UCLA's Pauley Pavilion

Dylan Sprouse and Cole Sprouse - Dylan Sprouse and Cole Sprouse Los Angeles, USA - Nickelodeon's 23rd Annual Kids' Choice Awards - Arrivals held at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion Saturday 27th March 2010

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Dylan Sprouse and Cole Sprouse
Dylan Sprouse and Cole Sprouse
Dylan Sprouse and Cole Sprouse
Dylan Sprouse and Cole Sprouse
Dylan Sprouse and Cole Sprouse

At The Opening Night Of The 'Pee-Wee Herman Show'

Dylan and Cole Sprouse - Dylan & Cole Sprouse held at the Club Nokia Los Angeles, USA - at the opening night of the 'Pee-Wee Herman Show' Wednesday 20th January 2010

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Camp Ronald McDonald For Good Times 17th Annual Halloween Carnival Held At Universal Studios Backlot

Dylan Sprouse and Cole Sprouse - Dylan Sprouse and Cole Sprouse Los Angeles, California - Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times 17th Annual Halloween Carnival held at Universal Studios Backlot Sunday 25th October 2009

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Dylan Sprouse and Cole Sprouse
Dylan Sprouse and Cole Sprouse

Attends The Children Affected By Aids Foundations 16th Annual Dream Halloween At Barker Hanger

Dylan and Cole Sprouse - Dylan and Cole Sprouse Santa Monica, California - attends the Children Affected by Aids Foundations 16th Annual Dream Halloween at Barker Hanger Saturday 24th October 2009

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Dylan and Cole Sprouse

The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things Review


Good
Only a month after acclaimed author J.T. LeRoy was exposed by The New York Times as a fictional persona concocted by writer Laura Albert - a revelation that all but demolished the credibility of the scribe's supposedly semi-autobiographical books - cultish actress/diva-turned-director Asia Argento arrives with her adaptation of LeRoy's The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things, the tumultuous road-tripping saga of young Jeremiah and the psycho birth mother who introduces him to a world of whoring, pill-popping and delusional paranoia. Having proven herself more than slightly familiar with society's seedy underbelly with 2000's skuzzy Scarlet Diva, Argento attacks LeRoy's (untrue, but still affecting) tale of corrosively corrupted childhood with nasty relish, employing severe close-ups, nightmarishly surreal stop-motion animation, curdled primary colors and a dissonant Billy Corgan score for this descent into degenerate nomad hell. Yet despite such avant-garde showmanship, Argento's second effort behind the camera is significantly more polished than her debut, lacking the truly gonzo verve that might have overcome her film's more pressing, primary failure to capture the boy's-eye-view of LeRoy's tome. Closed off from her protagonist's internal turmoil, Argento's Heart is Deceitful gets the horrific literal facts straight but, disappointingly, captures only a trace of the mental anguish and manipulation that bestowed her source material with its coal-black tragedy.

Taken from the loving arms of his foster parents by unstable mom Sarah (Argento), Jeremiah (Jimmy Bennett for the first half; Dylan and Cole Sprouse for the latter section) finds himself unwillingly thrust into an itinerant life of substance abuse and sex-for-sale, a babe cast into the big bad woods of Middle American tract house communities and interstate truck stops. An odyssey of innocence parentally defiled, Argento's film strives, from the opening shot of a stuffed animal being waved in Jeremiah's face, to assume the perspective of her pint-sized protagonist, both through straightforward knee-high point-of-view shots as well as by grotesquely distorting her carnival-esque compositions to create a mood of terrified awe and dread. The result is a funhouse-mirror vibe rooted in squalor, from the decrepit apartments that Sarah and Jeremiah temporarily occupy with her assortment of boyfriends, to the parking lots where she plies her trade as a prostitute, to a combustible crack kitchen where the filth is so tangible that it can almost be felt creeping under one's fingernails. Still, working with cinematographer Eric Alan Edwards, Argento carefully balances these more out-there inclinations - felt most strikingly in Jeremiah's visions of cawing, flesh-eating red crows - with conventional setups and chronology, thereby deftly maintaining a tremulous sense of coherence even as her narrative begins spiraling into madness.

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The Astronaut's Wife Review


Terrible
A few days ago I saw The Sixth Sense. I thought the problem with that movie was that it lost most of my interest before the movie got interesting. In The Astronaut's Wife, the new, excruciating thriller from New Line, it never got interesting. What it did was steal from other movies. The basic concept smells like Species, and they even stole that "glass slowly falling from the hand of the person and shattering on the floor shot" from The Usual Suspects.

Johnny Depp stars as Spencer Armacost, an astronaut who loses communication with NASA while fixing a satellite. Upon his return, strange occurrences begin with Spencer's partner, who was up there with him, and his partner's wife. This, of course, starts up the paranoia with Spencer's wife Jillian (Charlize Theron).

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Big Daddy Review


Weak

Adam Sandler has gone soft and it just doesn't work. Whilehe somehow managed to carry off his sweet, pathetic romantic lead characterin "The Wedding Singer" last year, in "BigDaddy" he's taken it too far. The formerly outrageous Sandler hasbecome the Sensitive Guy.

He's polite and politically correct toward two of his collegebuddies who turned gay and became a couple. He's accompanied everywherehe goes by a tender moments soundtrack copped from a General Foods InternationalCoffees commercial. And get this -- he cries. Not for laughs, either.He cries and wants the audience to commiserate with his broken little heart.He wants us to like him.

Buddy, you're Adam Sandler, not Jimmy Stewart. Heck, you'renot even Robin Williams, and he's no good at that sad clown crap, either.

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