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Broadway opening night of 'Ghost The Musical' at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre - Arrivals.

Natalie Jackson Mendoza and Lunt-Fontanne Theatre - Natalie Mendoza Monday 23rd April 2012 Broadway opening night of 'Ghost The Musical' at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre - Arrivals.

Broadway opening night of 'Ghost The Musical' at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre - Arrivals.

Natalie Jackson Mendoza and Lunt-Fontanne Theatre - Natalie Mendoza and Glen Ballard Monday 23rd April 2012 Broadway opening night of 'Ghost The Musical' at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre - Arrivals.

First preview performance of the Broadway musical production of 'Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark' at the Foxwoods Theatre - Stage Door Departures

Natalie Jackson Mendoza and Spider Man - Natalie Mendoza and T.V. Carpio New York City, USA - First preview performance of the Broadway musical production of 'Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark' at the Foxwoods Theatre - Stage Door Departures Sunday 28th November 2010

The Descent: Part 2 Review


OK
By the end of 2005's The Descent, it's hard to imagine where you could possibly go from there. But the writers of this sequel tenaciously contrive to get us back underground for more scary darkness and gratuitous grisliness.

After surviving the horrific encounter with a underground society of blind, naked carnivorous mutants, Sarah (Macdonald) is left dazed and amnesiac. But Appalachian sheriff Vaines (O'Herlihy) talks her into heading back into the cave to see if her friends are alive, taking his deputy Rios (Cummings) as well as a professional rescue team (Dallas, Skellern and Hodge). The question is whether they'll find survivors, and how long it'll take for them to become mutant food.

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Surviving Evil Review


OK
An enjoyable B-movie vibe plus vivid characters makes this cheesy jungle thriller far more enjoyable than it should be. And as it gets increasingly ridiculous, the plot gets funnier by the moment. Although perhaps that wasn't the intention.

On an idyllic Filipino island, intrepid survivalist Seb (Zane) arrives to film his new TV show. Tense producer Rachel (Barnes) has a history with sexy cameraman Dex (Moss), while blonde newbie Phoebe (Cole) is trying to learn the ropes, as is local girl Chill (Mendoza). But their guide Joey (Torre) has a dark secret. He also knows something about the mythological shapeshifting monsters that are prowling in search of men to kill and women to impregnate. If anyone survives it'll be a miracle.

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The Descent Review


Excellent
A huge hit last summer in its native Britain, writer/director Neil Marshall's The Descent finally hits the States with a compelling mix of action and horror. Not since Aliens have the two genres fit so seamlessly, if on a much smaller scale here. Marshall throws in a few twists on convention as well, just to keep things fresh. The result is a film that gives back some meaning to the otherwise overused "thrill ride."

The film begins with extreme sports enthusiast Sarah (Shauna Macdonald, whom you'll spend most of the film convincing yourself isn't Gwyneth Paltrow) undergoing a horrible accident. Her flashbacks to the event (not to mention the event itself) provide much of the startle factor for the first third of the film, probably the cheapest ploy Marshall uses, but he has much more up his sleeve.

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The Descent Review


Excellent
A huge hit last summer in its native Britain, writer/director Neil Marshall's The Descent finally hits the States with a compelling mix of action and horror. Not since Aliens have the two genres fit so seamlessly, if on a much smaller scale here. Marshall throws in a few twists on convention as well, just to keep things fresh. The result is a film that gives back some meaning to the otherwise overused "thrill ride."

The film begins with extreme sports enthusiast Sarah (Shauna Macdonald, whom you'll spend most of the film convincing yourself isn't Gwyneth Paltrow) undergoing a horrible accident. Her flashbacks to the event (not to mention the event itself) provide much of the startle factor for the first third of the film, probably the cheapest ploy Marshall uses, but he has much more up his sleeve.

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Code 46 Review


Weak
Meant to appeal to romantics and political flunkies, Michael Winterbottom's near-future allegory Code 46 is a well-made hodgepodge of Greek myth and think tank reveries. Told in his usual assured observational style, Code 46 is a marvel to look at: beautifully photographed in metropolis cities in the middle of the desert (labeled Seattle and Shanghai) and well acted by Tim Robbins and Samantha Morton. But what it has in sensual ambiance, it lacks in cohesiveness.

The plot is dippy melodrama cloaked in politically charged keywords: corporate entities, genetic coding, the Haves and the Have Nots, multicultural whitewashing, language barriers, secret passports, checkpoints, homeland security. It's charged material, but Winterbottom transforms it into so much white noise. That's all right -- it provides a sheen that's nice to look at, and the keyword dialogue takes on a musicality when spoken by detective William Geld (Tim Robbins) and suspect Maria Gonzalez (Samantha Morton). But it's all a smokescreen meant to disguise a story about love found, love lost, and a tragic denouement made-to-order from the Oedipus legend.

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South Pacific (2001) Review


Terrible
I mean this in the best possible way. Glenn Close has become an extremely handsome gentleman in recent years. That skanky wench from Fatal Attraction is long gone. Today we've got the freshly shorn, makeup-free star of Paradise Road and now South Pacific, a remake I don't recall anyone asking for.

Based on the classic musical play (and -- I didn't know this -- a James Michener novel), South Pacific is a Pearl Harborish tale of love found during World War II on a small island located somewhere you can probably figure out. There's intrigue and bombs a-droppin', but that doesn't mean there's no time for nookie!

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Natalie Jackson Mendoza

Date of birth

12th August, 1978

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

1.70