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ASPCA hosts the 18th annual Bergh Ball

Dan Harris and Bianca Harris - American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) hosts the 18th annual Bergh Ball at The Plaza Hotel at Plaza Hotel - Manhattan, New York, United States - Thursday 9th April 2015

A special documentary screening of 'Girl Rising' at the Paris Theatre

Dan Harris - A special documentary screening of 'Girl Rising' at the Paris Theatre - New York City, New York City - Wednesday 6th March 2013

2nd Annual Hollywood Rush Benefiting The Baby Dragon Fund held at the Wilshire Ebell Theater

Gillian Zinser, Dan Harris, Edi Gathegi, Hodge and Madeline Zima - Gillian Zinser; Madeline Zima; Jeremy Glazer; Greg Rikaart; Dan Harris; Edi Gathegi; Chad Hodge Sunday 19th February 2012 2nd Annual Hollywood Rush Benefiting The Baby Dragon Fund held at the Wilshire Ebell Theater

2nd Annual Hollywood Rush Benefiting The Baby Dragon Fund held at the Wilshire Ebell Theater

Dan Harris Sunday 19th February 2012 2nd Annual Hollywood Rush Benefiting The Baby Dragon Fund held at the Wilshire Ebell Theater

The Apprentice cast party at Amika, Kensington Highstreet

Dan Harris - Raef Bjayou, Chris Bates, Dan Harris, Debra Barr, London, England - The Apprentice cast party at Amika, Kensington Highstreet Tuesday 24th May 2011

Superman Returns Review


Good

You are bound to leave Superman Returns buzzing about "the scene." It's our first real glimpse in the film of the Man of Steel in action, the first genuine indication that the spandex-clad savior has, indeed, returned.

Here's setting for the scene: Intrepid Daily Planet reporter Lois Lane (Kate Bosworth), now a Pulitzer Prize winner, is covering a groundbreaking, mid-air shuttle launch. The spacecraft is poised to detach from a jumbo jet miles over the East coast and continue its jaunt through the stratosphere. But a massive power outage caused by Lex Luthor (Kevin Spacey) prevents a smooth transition, so Superman (newcomer Brandon Routh) must quickly separate the speeding crafts, catapult the rocket through the stars, then rush back to earth to catch the now-burning airliner before it lands on the pitcher's mound of a populated baseball diamond.

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Imaginary Heroes Review


Good
Considering that Imaginary Heroes starts off with a teenager's suicide and then follows what happens to his family in the following year, it's a surprisingly energetic film that refuses to send its characters through either easy therapeutic resolution or cinematically pretty depression. This is more about how people grieve in reality, how they keep on moving through the days and plowing through the grief. And though it can't avoid all the potential clich├ęs that come into its path, this is a tale of suburban angst that can easily stand beside works like American Beauty and The Ice Storm, if not surpass them completely.

The feature directing debut of Dan Harris, the scriptwriting wunderkind behind X2 and a batch of upcoming superhero flicks (from Superman to The Fantastic Four), Imaginary Heroes is a breathtakingly assured piece of work. Notable are the shimmering cinematography and unusually nuanced performances from both veteran actors we tend to take for granted and several fresh, younger faces. It starts off with Matt Travis (Kip Pardue), a high school swimming legend who always hated swimming and so shoots himself in the head one night. Although we only really see him in retrospect, talked about in narration by his younger brother, Matt (Emile Hirsch), it's quickly obvious that Matt was the shining star of the family and so everything quickly goes to pot in his absence. The dad (Jeff Daniels) collapses into an unshaven, sullen drunk, and the sister (Michelle Williams) dashes back to the safe haven of college. Matt - the film's closest thing to a protagonist - buries everything deep, hiding all emotions from his best friend Kyle (Ryan Donowho) and girlfriend, breaking up with her after she keeps asking how he's feeling and why his body is covered in bruises.

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Urban Legends: Bloody Mary Review


Grim
The Urban Legend series ran out of urban legends to play with about midway through the second film, but that hasn't stopped them from wrapping up the thing with a lame, yet not wholly unwatchable, third film.

A gang of nobodies populates the movie, which is only tenuously related to the prior two films. Here, the story is all about Bloody Mary (whose legend was critical to the first film), a spirit who would appear if her name was chanted three (or five) times while staring into a mirror. Urban Legends 3 tells us Mary's backstory: In 1969, she was drugged and inadvertently killed by her highschool dance date, and her body was locked in a trunk inside the high school.

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