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Picture - Richard Zanuck at the premiere... , Wednesday 9th May 2012

Richard Zanuck, The Shadows and Empire Leicester Square Wednesday 9th May 2012 Richard Zanuck at the premiere of Dark Shadows at Empire, Leicester Square, London, England

Picture - Richard Zanuck and wife Los Angeles, California, Wednesday 17th December 2008

Richard Zanuck - Richard Zanuck and wife Los Angeles, California - Los Angeles Premiere of 'Yes Man' held at the Mann Village Theatre - Arrivals Wednesday 17th December 2008

Picture - Richard Zanuck and Lily Zanuck Los Angeles, California, Wednesday 17th December 2008

Richard Zanuck and Lily Zanuck - Richard Zanuck and Lily Zanuck Los Angeles, California - Los Angeles Premiere of 'Yes Man' held at the Mann Village Theatre - Arrivals Wednesday 17th December 2008

Reign of Fire Review


Weak
Pity the dragon. When not building lame adventures around the mythical beasts (Dungeons & Dragons), filmmakers have saddled the poor creatures with the smooth baritone stylings of Sean Connery (Dragonheart). Reign of Fire, director Rob Bowman's grim vision of a ravaged future, doesn't completely reverse the negative trend, but it does borrow enough recognizable elements of contradictory genres to fashion a passable monster mash.

In the not-too-distant future, London drillers uncover a dragon's lair far below the surface, awakening a horde of slumbering beasts and triggering a mass invasion. The creatures pillage our planet, destroying every major city from Paris to New York. We're not shown the attacks, but rather a montage of headlines from newspapers.

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Deep Impact Review


Good
I admit it. I'm a sap for the touchy-feely business sometimes.

Deep Impact makes no apologies for being a sob-fest. I mean, how else do you smash a comet into the earth without killing off a few hundred million people, and breaking a few hearts in the process? As the first disaster-from-space film of the year, Deep Impact sets the bar at an interesting level. It's not an action film, although it has action elements. It's not a thriller, although suspense is in the mix. It's more a drama than anything else, the main story lines being a reporter (Téa Leoni) estranged from her father, a young astronomer (Wood) who finds he can't abandon his girlfriend, and a codgery astronaut (Robert Duvall) who gains acceptance among a younger crew.

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