Henry Czerny and Claudine Czerny - 2013 Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival - "Festa Italiana With Giada De Laurentiis" Opening Night Held Downtown LA - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 23rd August 2013
Claudine Cassidy and Henry Czerny - Celebrities attend Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival featuring "Festa Italiana with Giada de Laurentiis" in downtown Los Angeles. - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Thursday 22nd August 2013
Eight years after meeting during an action caper, four fast-thinking US Rangers are an unstoppable military team: organisational expert Hannibal (Neeson), charm-merchant Face (Cooper), tough-driving BA (Jackson) and riotously unpredictable Murdock (Copley). But when a CIA-sponsored raid goes wrong, they end up on the wrong side of the law, pursued by a slippery CIA operative (Wilson) and a hard-as-nails military officer (Biel) who has a history with Face. And they'll need to blast rather a lot of things to smithereens to prove their innocence.
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Chaos immediately descends into doldrums, with Conners and extremely strange partner Shane (Ryan Phillippe) trying to figure out who Lorenz is and why he robbed a bank but didn't steal anything. Cat and mouse ensues, Seven style, until we figure out the truth that's been telegraphed since the very beginning. (And trust me, everything you need to fill in the pieces can be found in the last two paragraphs.)
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Cute premise, and Klepto is indeed plenty charming... but ultimately it becomes too serious for its own good, forgetting that it's basically, you know, a love story between a kleptomaniac (and otherwise troubled) teen and shopping mall security guard that is better played for ironic laughs.
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Telling you why would spoil what little plot Mission: Impossibleactually has, so I won't. Instead, let me try to shed a little light on what is a messy, uneven production that had so much promise but delivers so little.
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Patricia Rozema's odd melodrama tells Camille's story. A Calvinist professor at a Christian college, she is on the fast track to a position as co-Chaplain of the university along with her conservative boyfriend Martin (Henry Czerny). Suddenly, circus performance artist Petra (Rachael Crawford) comes into her life, and everything changes. Petra is almost obsessively infatuated with Camille, and the once-traditionalist Camille very quickly finds herself developing an inexplicable attraction for Petra.
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Too bad that with plenty of raw material (notably Willem Dafoe as an American mercenary working in Columbia), Danger comes up awfully short. For starters, what is our CIA hero doing poking around in the Colubian drug trade? Sure, he's rooting out a huge conspiracy that goes all the way up the U.S. political ranks, but must we be subjected to endless Latino stereotypes en route to that? Clancy is always at his best when he's dealing with terrorists or Russians. Here we have a plot (nearly 2 1/2 hours in length) that trots out the usual exploding drug factories and endless cartel assassinations. Ryan's escape from a troublesome mission is infamous for the bad guys' repeated inability to hit a near-motionless target.
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It's 1973, and the sexual revolution is in full bloom. So are the thick shag carpets, glass-bead necklaces, Watergate hearings, and teen angst. And its an Arctic Thanksgiving weekend in Connecticut where these things all come together, at the home of a small and highly dysfunctional family.
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Part spine-tingling horror movie, part unorthodox courtroom drama, "The Exorcism of Emily Rose" maintains a surprisingly deft balance between the two parts of its plot, but still runs into trouble because it's ironically more credible as the former than the latter.
Inspired by the real trial of a priest (Tom Wilkinson) charged with negligent homicide for an exorcism gone wrong, co-writer and director Scott Derrickson provides the film with flashbacks to the alleged possession of a naive Catholic college student (newcomer Jennifer Carpenter) that are far more down-to-earth than any effects-driven exorcism chiller -- and therefore more disturbing as well.
Carpenter's ability to contort her face and body into seemingly broken forms is spooky enough all on its own, but add her over-dilated eyes, her bug-eating, her self-mutilation, her demonic speaking-in-tongues and the decaying faces with scooped-out eyes she sees all around her, and Emily Rose makes "The Exorcist's" Regan MacNeil look like a carnival ride.
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Part spine-tingling horror movie, part unorthodox courtroom drama, "The Exorcism of Emily Rose" maintains a...