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Patricia Arquette - 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hilton Hotel - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Saturday 2nd April 2016

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Patricia Arquette - 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals at Beverly Hilton Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 2nd April 2016

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Patricia Arquette - Celebrities attend 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, Academy Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 28th February 2016

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Boyhood: The "Tremendous Risk" That Came Good At This Weekend's Box Office


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The box office was dominated by big budget blockbusters this weekend: Dawn of The Planet of The Apes finally usurped Transformers: Age of Extinction’s dominance at the top of the pile. But the real evolution story was told in Boyhood, as Mason became a young man and Richard Linklater proved his worth as one of the most of innovative auteurs working in cinema today.

Ellar Coltrane and Lorelei LinklaterEllar Coltrane and Lorelei Linklater star in Boyhood

Linklater’s scripted coming of age movie, shot intermittently over 12 years using the same actors (Ellar Coltrane, Lorelie Linklater, Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke) indulges in the familiarity of domestic life. As we see the characters grow emotionally (via Linklaters incredibly relatable and organic screenplay) and physically (via simple biology – something Linklater managed to turn into a cinematic tool) we relate to the ostensibly forgettable nuances of childhood and adulthood, culminating in an intensely watchable modern masterpiece.

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'Boyhood': Luck, Innovation And Bundles Of Talent Mean Cinematic History Will Be Made This Weekend


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This weekend marks a monumental release in the history of cinema. Richard Linklater, already lauded for his magnificent ‘Before’ trilogy, debuts his film ‘Boyhood’ in UK theatres.

BoyhoodCo-stars Ellar Coltrane and Lorelei Linklater in 'Boyhood'

Taking place over 12 years, using the same actors, ‘Boyhood’ has unparalleled power when it comes to connoting story through time, especially in the case of Ellar Coltrane who, aged 6, started filming ‘Boyhood’ and didn’t wrap until he was 18.

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The Cast Of 'Boardwalk Empire' Tell Us What's In Store For Season 4


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This Sunday, 8 September, we'll be heading back to the 1920's when Boardwalk Empire returns for it's fourth season. The Golden Globe-winning crime drama will return to see crime lord Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson (Steve Buscemi) pick up the pieces of last season, and with a trio of new faces - Jeffrey Wright, Ron Livingston and Patricia Arquette - the upcoming season may just be the most exciting one yet.

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Steve Buscemi is back as Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson

Set at the height of Prohibition in 1924, this season will see Nucky attempt to reassert his dominance over Atlantic City follow the epic power struggle between himself and Gyp Rosetti (Bobby Cannavale). Buscemi and his new cast-mates spoke to reporters at the premiere screening of the first episode of the fourth season, detailing the moonshine-laden path that the upcoming episodes will have in store for their respective characters.

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Patricia Arquette Joins Boardwalk Empire For Season Four


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Patricia Arquette will appear in a recurring role throughout the upcoming season four of HBO's successful Prohibition Era series Boardwalk Empire, during which she will play a booze-pedling character named Sally Wheet. The character Arquette will be portraying has been described by a HBO statement as being 'a tough-as-nails Tampa speakeasy owner with connections to local gangsters,' Deadline first reported.

Arquette has been absent from television for some time, having last appeared on television on NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit last year, a one-off appearance that was her first television role since her CBS vehicle Medium was cancelled in 2011. As well as Arquette, HBO have also announced that four more new faces will be appearing in the upcoming season of the gangster drama, including Band of Brothers' Ron Livingston and Casino Royale's CIA operative Jeffrey Wright, meanwhile True Blood star Brian Geraghty and Mad Men's Eric Ladin will be given recurring roles in the upcoming series of the hit show.

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Patricia Arquette will make her triumphant return to television acting on the next series Boardwalk Empire

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Girl In Progress Trailer


Single mom Grace struggles to be there for her adolescent daughter Ansiedad while she manages her bills, work and her affair with a married man, Dr. Hartford. Ansiedad is inspired by her English teacher Ms. Armstrong to run away from home and start life without her mom after discussing the topic of coming-of-age stories in class. With a little help from best friend Tavita, she makes plans to start her life as an adult while Grace is too busy becoming increasingly distracted by the affections of her co-worker to notice.

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Patricia Arquette Thursday 24th February 2011 The Hollywood Reporter Big 10 Party at the Getty House Los Angeles, California

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Patricia Arquette and Quentin Tarantino Wednesday 1st December 2010 Friars Club roast of Quentin Tarantino, held at The New York Hilton - Arrivals New York City, USA

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Patricia Arquette Saturday 13th November 2010 MOCA’s Annual Gala The Artist’s Museum Happening – Arrivals Los Angeles, California

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Patricia Arquette and CBS Wednesday 28th July 2010 2010 CBS, CW, Showtime summer press tour party held at the Beverly Hilton Los Angeles, California

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Thomas Jane and Patricia Arquette - Thomas Jane & Patricia Arquette 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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Patricia Arquette and husband Thomas Jane - Patricia Arquette and husband Thomas Jane Venice Beach, California - Official Launch Party for Save Darfur Coalition and Propr held at The Propr Store & Jexy - Outside Arrivals Thursday 17th December 2009

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Patricia Arquette and CBS - Friday 11th September 2009 at Paley Center for Media Los Angeles, California

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True Romance Review


Essential
Pardon the unprofessional lingo, but True Romance is one of the more awesome movies of the past 20 years. It is a film about the guttural connection between the heart and soul and the blood and guts. It is a brilliant romance about people who love movies, are obsessed with Elvis, and who love so deeply that they will kill in the most heinous, merciless, cold-blooded ways. It may seem contradictory to call a movie like this both hardboiled and sweet, but True Romance is a movie that thrives on its contradictions. It is wacky, scary, violent, funny, and completely off-the-wall -- just like love itself.

At the heart of all great films is the joy of discovery. We become not merely entertained with a fascinating story and engaging characters, but consumed by a vivid new landscape that excites and frightens us. In its own twisted way, True Romance opens up a whole new world. And this world of pimps, guns, drugs, and love is zanily, ridiculously brilliant. Not often do we see such a world in what is otherwise a simple love story, but that is the essence of True Romance; it is the most warm-hearted movie ever made about killers, coke dealers, and hookers.

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Patricia Arquette - Friday 13th February 2009 at New York Fashion Week New York City, USA

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Patricia Arquette - Patricia Arquette wearing Nicole Miller Friday 13th February 2009 at New York Fashion Week New York City, USA

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Patricia Arquette Thursday 12th February 2009 arrives for a conversation and screening of the episode of 'Medium', which she directed, at the Paley Center New York City, USA

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Patricia Arquette and Barack Obama Friday 17th October 2008 Countdown for Barack Obama event held at a private home in Beverly Hills Los Angeles, California

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MOVIE HORROR SHOWS, Brad Pitt, Demi Moore, George Clooney, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly, John Travolta, Johnny Depp, Katherine Heigl, Matthew Mcconaughey, Nightmare On Elm Street, Patricia Arquette, Robert Englund, Scary Movie and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Like in Bridget Jones, Renee does eventually come up trumps

Movie Horror Shows, Brad Pitt, Demi Moore, George Clooney, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly, John Travolta, Johnny Depp, Katherine Heigl, Matthew Mcconaughey, Nightmare On Elm Street, Patricia Arquette, Robert Englund, Scary Movie and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Fast Food Nation Review


Very Good
A few weeks ago, it was announced by McDonald's that it would be making an unprecedented push towards "class." Amongst other things, it will be installing wireless internet in a large amount of its restaurants and changing décor into a mellow, art-friendly utopia for college students. Basically, it's tired of Starbucks being the only double-edged sword in the drawer. Sounds nice, but these aesthetic changes won't matter much in the face of the horrors depicted in Richard Linklater's Fast Food Nation.

Adapted from the inadaptable investigative best-seller by Eric Schlosser, Fast Food Nation sets a whirlwind of brouhaha in a small Colorado town. The town in question, Cody, doesn't really exist but neither does the fast food chain that started there, Mickey's (God that sounds familiar). Mickey's flagship meal is The Big One, an extra-large patty processed and shipped at a local meatpacking plant that employs illegal aliens like young couple Sylvia (the excellent Catalina Sandino Moreno) and Raul (a shockingly restrained Wilmer Valderrama). The Big One was thought up by Mickey's marketing whiz-kid Don Henderson (Greg Kinnear), who has been sent to Cody to investigate a high amount of fecal matter being found in the product that made him a success.

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Fast Food Nation Review


Very Good
A few weeks ago, it was announced by McDonald's that it would be making an unprecedented push towards "class." Amongst other things, it will be installing wireless internet in a large amount of its restaurants and changing décor into a mellow, art-friendly utopia for college students. Basically, it's tired of Starbucks being the only double-edged sword in the drawer. Sounds nice, but these aesthetic changes won't matter much in the face of the horrors depicted in Richard Linklater's Fast Food Nation.

Adapted from the inadaptable investigative best-seller by Eric Schlosser, Fast Food Nation sets a whirlwind of brouhaha in a small Colorado town. The town in question, Cody, doesn't really exist but neither does the fast food chain that started there, Mickey's (God that sounds familiar). Mickey's flagship meal is The Big One, an extra-large patty processed and shipped at a local meatpacking plant that employs illegal aliens like young couple Sylvia (the excellent Catalina Sandino Moreno) and Raul (a shockingly restrained Wilmer Valderrama). The Big One was thought up by Mickey's marketing whiz-kid Don Henderson (Greg Kinnear), who has been sent to Cody to investigate a high amount of fecal matter being found in the product that made him a success.

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Trouble Bound Review


Bad
It's wacky fun on the run with an ex-con (Michael Madsen), a mafioso's daughter (Patricia Arquette), and a dead body locked in the trunk of the car they've stolen together.

Even in 1992, this didn't pass for much of a premise, and the random road trip our heroes take doesn't pass for much of a plot either. They flirt, they fight, they philosophize endlessly in the way that ex-cons and mafiosos' daughters do. At least they do in the movies. Plot points are thrown at us with little care -- even less care than Madsen and Arquette seem to be taking with their acting lessons.

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Beyond Rangoon Review


OK
Beyond Rangoon is absolutely typical of the way Hollywood can take a compelling story, full of genuine characters and heartfelt emotion, then hack it to tiny bits and put it back together, Frankenstein-like, into a sappy, overwrought drama that is without a soul and without a point.

The story is "based on actual events." Patricia Arquette plays Laura, an American doctor trying to find peace after the brutal murder of her husband and son. With her sister (Frances McDormand), they embark on a tour of the exotic East, including a peaceful stopover in Burma, a war-torn country ruled by military dictatorship (As they say, "In Burma, everything is illegal."). Laura's passport is lifted, and she finds herself trapped in the capital city of Rangoon, while her sister and their tour group head off to Bangkok. The Burmese pick that time to revolt, and Laura finds herself caught up in a civil war, which basically amounts to dodging bullets in the jungle while covered in mud.

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Nightwatch Review


Weak
Back when Nightwatch opened on the big screen, the studio had a contest: whoever could stay awake for 6 straight showings of the movie through the night won some big prize. Turns out that's a tough contest. I couldn't even stay awake for one showing. Ewan McGregor stars as the night watchman at a morgue, who starts right after a rash of serial killings. Too bad they never get him, though they try -- but only after putting the audience under.

Stigmata Review


Good
Visually stimulating films are generally the easiest to critique. The reason for this phenomenon is that most filmmakers tend to concentrate primarily upon action, cinematography, or special effects and all too often lose focus on plot, which is a key element in the success of a film. This has happened so frequently in past years that I can now determine within the first ten minutes whether a movie will disappear into that vast black hole of forgettable lackluster science-fiction/horror films of the nineties or have some potential for long-term success.

The upside to this way of thinking is that when you get a film that combines great visuals with a decent plot then you can have an extremely entertaining product along the lines of an Event Horizon or The Matrix. Luckily for us, Stigmata, directed by Rupert Wainwright (The Sadness of Sex, Blank Check) is one of those films that successfully molds story line with powerful visuals to make for an entertaining and eerie adventure. It's like watching a two-hour music video on MTV. An exciting fusion of neo-punk culture combined with ancient religious rites.

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Human Nature Review


Very Good
If nothing else, writer Charlie Kaufman has created a style of comedy all his own. He is one of the very few screenwriters able to distinctly stamp his unmistakable personality on a film. Much like his previous Being John Malkovich, Kaufman again has his script brought to the big screen by a music video/commercial director. This time French helmer Michel Gondry is behind the camera, and the result is every bit as uniquely offbeat and original as one might expect. The result being that Human Nature may be an acquired taste, but anyone who welcomes a dash of the avant-garde fused with their humor should take pleasure in this crazed, joyous romp of a film.

Patricia Arquette plays Lila, a best-selling environmental book author, who suffers from a hormonal disorder that causes her to sport an overabundance of body hair. Prior to finding success, the young woman learned to use the affliction as a source of strength and was able to get in touch with her true self while living in the wilderness for several years. Upon Lila's return to human civilization, she begins seeing an electrolysist named Louise (Rosie Perez) who helps her deal with the excess hair. She also introduces Lila to a brilliant, though maladjusted, behavioral scientist Nathan (Tim Robbins). A relationship soon blossoms.

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Goodbye Lover Review


Good
Patricia Arquette plays a Sound of Music-obsessed, Martha Stewart wannabe, psychotic killer in this slightly clever but ultimately not-clever-enough comedy/film noir. While Arquette is delish, the story ultimately lacks much compelling material that isn't lifted from Double Indemnity or one of its contemporaries. Okay for a Sunday night, but hardly great filmmaking, especially from Roland Joffé, who's done better.

Flirting With Disaster Review


Excellent
You know, I was in a real downer of a mood when I went to see Flirting With Disaster, but, incredibly, the raw comedy of this film could only cheer me up. And I thought I was a cynic....

The sophomore effort of writer/director David O. Russell (whose first film, Spanking the Monkey, was a real jaw-dropper by virtue of its title alone) is a comedy/romance that somehow captures the feel of both a home movie and an acid trip together. On the surface, the story of Mel Coplin (Ben Stiller) and his search for his birth parents is a tried-and-true tale. In reality, Flirting With Disaster has more twists than a French braid and as much comedy as, well, as much brash and uncompromising comedy as anything else has given us this year.

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Holes Review


Weak
In certain literary circles, the ones that meet during fourth-period study hall, Louis Sachar's Newberry Award-winning Holes has replaced the Harry Potter series as the hip new read. No wonder, since the novel introduces readers to a gaggle of misfit teens who hide behind self-inflicted nicknames like X-Ray (for his thick eye glasses) and Armpit (for his distinctive odor) and are characterized by their rebellious attitude towards authority.

Sachar's antihero is Stanley Yelnats IV (Shia LaBeouf), an affable but luckless teen who's accused of a crime he did not commit and ordered to serve his sentence at Camp Green Lake, a Texas labor camp that's neither green nor near any lake. Instead of archery and crafts, the inmates spend their days digging holes under the watchful eye of crusty Mr. Sir (Jon Voight). His boss, Warden Walker (Sigourney Weaver), seeks something of value under the camp and needs the boys to keep tunneling until the unidentified treasure is found.

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A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors Review


Good
The Nightmare continues, with two newcomers who would turn out to be fairly big stars -- Patricia Arquette and "Larry" Fishburne (dig the beard!) -- plus appearances from two classic actors whose presence is always welcome -- Dick Cavett and Zsa Zsa Gabor. This time, Heather Langenkamp from Nightmare #1 is a counselor to troubled teens, and Freddie decides to try to get them to commit suicide, thus doing in his old nemesis and a bunch of rotten kids at the same time. Far better than Nightmare #2, this one has a serpentine Freddie vomiting up a half-eaten, perpetually screaming Arquette. Can you not love this?

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Searching For Debra Winger Review


Good
It's either sad or interesting or -- something -- when the only man in a movie is Roger Ebert. Rosanna Arquette, tired of hearing that old aphorism that there are no good parts for women in Hollywood, takes up a video camera and records interviews with some three dozen actresses at various ages. (The title invokes Debra Winger's recent retirement and reclusiveness -- though since this film she returned to the cinema.)

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The Hi-Lo Country Review


Good
Duel in the Sun meets It's a Wonderful Life -- in the oddest of ways. The Hi-Lo Country gives us Harrelson and Crudup as best friends in post-WWII New Mexico, where cowboys still rule a land forgotten by time. Over two rather dragging hours, a story of Harrelson's affair with the married Arquette unfolds, with Crudup lusting for the girl as well (not to mention while he courts Cruz), and Sam Elliott's evil cattle baron overseeing it all (and corrupting Harrelson's brother, Hauser). Got all that? Hi-Lo often ventures into the realm of the truly baffling, but it isn't without its charms, as Harrelson is quite engaging in his role.

Ed Wood Review


Excellent
If you go into this biopic expecting lots of laughs, you may be disappointed. The film's premise is the joke -- that the hapless director Ed Wood, Jr., the most inept figure in the history of the creative arts, would be the subject of a hagiography.

Keeping this disclaimer in mind, Ed Wood is a quietly hilarious movie. Every actor is in on the joke, especially Johnny Depp, who plays Wood, and Martin Landau, whose amazing portrayal of the aged Bela Lugosi won him an Oscar. Every frame of this movie conveys the tragicomedy of Wood's life (director Tim Burton made this film after scoring big with Batman; he seems to view Wood's career with an ambivalent "there but for the grace of God go I" attitude).

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The Badge Review


OK
Billy Bob channels Billy Bob, his Monster's Ball persona, that is, in this southern cop/tranny/stripper/murder/politico drama that's barely watchable for much more than half an hour at a time. Robby Henson is earnest, earnest, in his attempt to make the movie edgy (Patricia Arquette married a transsexual!!!), but he kills any chance at real intrigue with his slow-as-molasses pace and his laughable plot points, bad dialogue, and worse acting. My only question is what Starz! saw in the movie, aside from the names of its lead actors.

Bringing Out The Dead Review


OK
One has to wonder if Martin Scorsese's worldview stops at the New Jersey state line.

A shocking disappointment, Bringing Out the Dead marks Scorsese's first film since Kundun, and his first contemporary movie since Casino. So neither of these took place in New York, but Scorsese is so in love with his hometown, it shows through in all his work. Dead actually begins with the title card, "This film takes place in New York City" (or something close to that), just so there's no confusion.

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Little Nicky Review


Excellent
For better or for worse (mostly for the worse) Adam Sandler's back on the big screen. And it's pure, satanic family fun.

Little Nicky (Adam Sandler) is the devil's third---and least impressive---son. Bested in brains by his brother Adrian (Rhys Ifans) and in strength by his brother Cassius (Tiny Lester), Nicky finds little joy outside of hanging out in his hell-bound bedroom, banging his head to heavy metal favorites. That is, until his father's 10,000-year reign draws to a close and it's time to name the new ruler of Hades.

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Little Nicky Review


Terrible

Having now seen "Little Nicky," in which Adam Sandler plays the retarded son of Satan, I have formulated a hypothesis I'm calling the Sandler Theory of Exponentially Obnoxious Returns. It goes something like this:

Adam Sandler goes out of his way to make each gimmick character he plays ("Billy Madison," "Happy Gilmore") more grating than the last, just to see how far he can push it before his easily amused fan base will turn on him.

His most detestable character to date had been "The Waterboy," but that Southern-fried dope was mister congeniality compared to Nicky, the little devil that couldn't. Sandler spends this entire movie with his face screwed up in a hit-by-a-shovel grimace and speaking in a silly, raspy voice like a little kid pretending to be sick so he can stay home from school. There's no joke here. It's just Sandler's version of stretching as an actor.

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Bringing Out The Dead Review


Excellent

Burned out ambulance driver Frank Pierce inhabits a dark world, literally and figuratively. He works the graveyard shift in one of the ugliest neighborhoods in New York, taking nightly calls on too many drug overdoses, drive-by shootings and suicides -- and after years on the job, it's finally all starting to get to him.

He's become an insomniac, and it shows in his swollen, purple eyelids. He hardly eats, sustaining himself on coffee, booze and do-it-yourself, pick-me-up cocktails he mixes from the painkillers in the back of his rig.

But more importantly, he's begun to take note of the body count. "I haven't saved anybody in weeks," he sighs in a voice over leaden with exhaustion and self-defeat.

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Goodbye Lover Review


Good

A darkly comic, manifold double-cross, murder-for-insurance-moneymovie, "Goodbye Lover" invokes film noir by way of Hitchcockand Tarantino as it follows a cast of sexpot ne'er-do-wells through a plotof increasingly familiar twists.

Patricia Arquette stars as Sandra Dunmore, an oddball,fashion victim, femme fatale in a blonde pageboy 'do, who seduces her brother-in-lawwhile plotting her husband's murder -- or so it seems at first.

Said brothers -- Dermot Mulroney (husband, misanthropicdrunk) and Don Johnson (cocky Casanova) -- are both insured for millionsby the upscale public relations firm at which they are executives, and,under the enticement of Sandra, have each developed nefarious designs onthe other.

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Stigmata Review


Bad

A goth-lite rehashing of "The Exorcist" -- by way of "The Crow," with a pinch of Madonna's "Like A Prayer" video tossed in for flavor -- "Stigmata" has terminal case of style over substance.

From the movie's very first frame, the story -- about a generically funky Pittsburgh hairdresser (Patricia Arquette) who becomes possessed and inflicted with the wounds of Christ -- takes a back seat to moody, underexposed photography, a never-ending rainstorm allusion and rave-spastic editing set to a soundtrack by Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins and Elia Cmiral ("Ronin").

Arquette plays Frankie Paige, a non-believer who starts channeling a dead priest after being given his stolen rosary as a gift. When she begins exhibiting signs of stigmata, an ordained investigator (Gabriel Byrne) --with faith issues of his own, natch -- is sent to debunk her case by a crooked, cover-up-happy Vatican cardinal with delusions of grandeur (Jonathan Pryce). But Byrne becomes a believer and tries to protect the girl from his superiors.

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Holes Review


Good

A rare kids' flick that engages youthful intellect and heart instead of patting youngsters on the head and spoon-feeding them stock anecdotes and tie-in toys, "Holes" is a fun family flick with a manifold plot about a smart, quiet teenager who gets the fate-fueled chance to reverse his family's hereditary bad luck.

It seems a curse was put the great-great-grandfather of curly-headed moppet Stanley Yelnats (Shia LaBeouf), and the trickle-down effect has landed the kid at a parched, ghost-town-like juvenile rehabilitation center in West Texas -- ironically called Camp Green Lake -- for a crime he didn't commit.

The venomous Warden (Sigorney Weaver, delighting in the role's sneering, sinister qualities) has a strange idea for building character in her charges: the boys spend every single day digging five-foot-deep holes in the dry lakebed. Her policies are enforced by the Mr. Sir, a classically menacing, beer-bellied, bow-legged figure played by Jon Voight in a scene-stealing standout performance. Sporting a graying Elvis pompadour, a villain's pencil mustache, twitchy wild eyes, and a low-slung holster, he's the kind of baddie who makes you giggle while making your skin crawl too, as he squints in the faces of potential escapees and seethes that in the desert "the buzzards'll pick ya clean by the end of the third day."

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Patricia Arquette

Date of birth

8th April, 1968

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

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Patricia Arquette Movies

Boyhood Movie Review

Boyhood Movie Review

By shooting this film over 12 years, writer-director Richard Linklater is able to explore family...

Boyhood Trailer

Boyhood Trailer

When Mason was an unwitting 6-year-old boy, he had no idea - like the rest...

Girl In Progress Trailer

Girl In Progress Trailer

Single mom Grace struggles to be there for her adolescent daughter Ansiedad while she manages...

Fast Food Nation Movie Review

Fast Food Nation Movie Review

A few weeks ago, it was announced by McDonald's that it would be making an...

Fast Food Nation Movie Review

Fast Food Nation Movie Review

A few weeks ago, it was announced by McDonald's that it would be making an...

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Human Nature Movie Review

Human Nature Movie Review

If nothing else, writer Charlie Kaufman has created a style of comedy all his own....

Flirting With Disaster Movie Review

Flirting With Disaster Movie Review

You know, I was in a real downer of a mood when I went to...

Holes Movie Review

Holes Movie Review

In certain literary circles, the ones that meet during fourth-period study hall, Louis Sachar's Newberry...

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