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Salma Hayek Loved Losing The Glamour For Beatriz At Dinner


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Mexico-born actress Salma Hayek is best known for her action roles in films like Desperado, as well as her Oscar-nominated turn as Frida Kahlo in the biopic Frida. But those aren't her favourite genres. "I love comedy," she says. "It's what I do best. I think it's a musicality, a matter of timing."

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Her latest film Beatriz at Dinner was a hit at Sundance in January, and opened Sundance London this month. It's a pointed black comedy that touches on some big issues that are especially resonant in the Trump age. In the film, Hayek strips away all of her usual glamour to play a holistic masseur who ends up at a dinner party with a group of aggressive businessmen. They represent everything she hates about humanity, so holding her tongue proves rather difficult.

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Salma Hayek Claims Donald Trump Leaked A False Story About Her After She Rejected Him For A Date


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Salma Hayek has claimed that Donald Trump planted a story about her in the National Enquirer after she refused to go on a date with him.

Buzzfeed reports that during an appearance on Spanish-language radio show El Show del Mandril, Hayek told of how after rejecting Trump, a story appeared in the National Enquirer saying he wouldn't go out with her because she was ‘too short’.

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The Premiere of Momentum Pictures' 'Septembers Of Shiraz' took place on Tuesday 21st June at Museum Of Tolerance in Los Angeles and lead actress Salma Hayek was on hand to delight fans. The film is based on Dalia Sofer's 2007 novel of the same name. - Tuesday 21st June 2016

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Salma Hayek - Tale of Tales Gala Screening held at the Curzon Mayfair - Arrivals. - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 1st June 2016

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Tale Of Tales Trailer


Happily ever after wasn't always the way fairy tales turned out. Sometimes Princesses, Kings, Queens and their pretenders need to be careful what they wish for. The Queen of Longtrellis, The King of Highhills and The King of Strongcliff are three such people who would do anything to make their biggest dreams come true.

For the Queen of Longtrellis, all she's ever wanted is a child of her own but the king and queen haven't been able to conceive. Not willing to wait any longer, the queen consults a sorcerer who is able to grant the Queens wish at any price the enchanter wishes.

The King of Highhills was never blessed with a son, his daughter is his only living heir and invites his citizens to take part in a challenge to win the hand of his daughter. When a brute of a ogre wins his challenge, the princess is given away and begins a lonesome life with him in the mountains. However, despite the ogre abusing the slight girl, as each day passes, she becomes stronger and bides her time before the day that she can become the leader her Kingdom needs.

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Gael Garcia Bernal, Salma Hayek , Diego Luna - 69th Cannes Film Festival - Women in Motion Gala Awards - Arrivals at Cannes Film Festival - Cannes, France - Sunday 15th May 2016

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Salma Hayek - 69th Cannes Film Festival - Women in Motion Gala Awards - Arrivals at Cannes Film Festival - Cannes, France - Sunday 15th May 2016

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Salma Hayek - Salma Hayek seen arriving at the ABC studios for Jimmy Kimmel Live at Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 30th March 2016

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Police Investigating After Salma Hayek's Dog Was Found Shot Dead


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Salma Hayek is mourning the loss of her beloved dog Mozart, who was found shot dead last Friday. Police are said to be investigating exactly what happened after Mozart was found shot close to her Washington ranch, 55 miles south of Seattle.

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Deputy Lt. Cliff Ziesemer, from the Thurston County Sheriff’s department, told CBS news that a caretaker had been riding a horse around Hayek's property on Friday with two dogs following. He said the dogs had barked before taking off running at the end of the road and eventually came back, as was typical.

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Salma Hayek , Valentina Pinault - Salma Hayek arrives at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) with her daughter Valentina Pinault - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 18th December 2015

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Salma Hayek - Celebrities attend Charlotte Tilbury's Christmas Party, held at the Nag's Head Pub in Covent Garden - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 3rd December 2015

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Salma Hayek - Charlotte Tilbury's 'Naughty Christmas Party' flagship store launch party at The Nag's Head Pub - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 3rd December 2015

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Salma Hayek - Stella McCartney shop Christmas lights switch on. - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 25th November 2015

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Salma Hayek - 2015 ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Monday 19th October 2015

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Francois-henri Pinault , Salma Hayek - LFW s/s 2016: Downing Street Reception held at 10 Downing Street - Arrivals. - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 22nd September 2015

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Salma Hayek - Salma Hayek at The Huffington Post - NY, New York, United States - Thursday 6th August 2015

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Salma Hayek Blasts Donald Trump's Immigration Comments


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Salma Hayek says she despises Donald Trump and his comments about immigrants so much that she won’t even “say his name” in public in case it gives him the oxygen of “extra publicity”. The Mexican-born actress and naturalised US citizen gave her thoughts on Trump’s latest controversy in an interview with E! on Wednesday (July 29th).

“I'm aware that he would say anything to attract attention and create the publicity around him,” the 48 year old actress, who stars in the upcoming film Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet. “If something generates publicity, I would never be surprised about anything he does.”

“I'd be surprised if he did something courageous and meaningful that nobody found out about,” she continued. “This was not courageous and meaningful.”

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Salma Hayek - A variety of celebrities were photographed as they took to the red carpet at the 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival for the 'Carol' premiere in Cannes, France - Sunday 17th May 2015

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Francois-henri Pinault and Salma Hayek - 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' preview at the Victoria & Albert Museum - Departures - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 12th March 2015

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Everly Trailer


Everly is a skilled female assassin for her ruthless ex boyfriend Taiko's mob, but finds herself cornered and injured in her apartment, seemingly with nowhere left to run. Her ex will stop at nothing to have her killed after what he sees as a monstrous betrayal on her part, and sends a team of his best hitmen to finish the job for him. Holding one man hostage, Everly is determined to escape her apartment with a bag full of dirty money and find her mother so they can start over their lives with no worries. Arming herself with her best firearms, she prepares for the onslaught and winds up fighting some of her best girlfriends who are still working for Taiko. Alive and undefeated, Everly prepares for what's next and a surprised Taiko attempts to amp up the stakes.

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Salma Hayek and Francois-henri Pinault - Photographs of a variety of celebrities as they took to the red carpet for the UK premiere of 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' which was held at the Odeon Leicester Square in London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 3rd December 2014

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Salma Hayek - Salma Hayek at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 26th March 2014

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Sacha Baron Cohen Threatens Family Of Old Lady He Chucked Off Stage [Video]


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Of all Sacha Baron Cohen's outrageous and cringe-worthy stunts that he's pulled off over the years, his Britannia Awards prank has caused a great deal more analysis and disbelief than any other. Sacha was introduced to the awards show stage to be honoured for his contribution to comedy by actress Salma Hayek and an old, wheelchair-bound lady who was introduced as Grace Collington, a former child star who worked with Charlie Chaplin.

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Sacha Baron Cohen Momentarily Appeared To Have Killed An Old Lady.

Grace offered the Borat actor Chaplin's iconic cane, saying "This is from City Lights." The audience "aww'd" and Sacha began to tap dance with it, emulating the legendary 20th century performer. Cohen then leant his full body weight of the cane which snapped sending the actor careering into Grace's wheelchair and throwing her off the stage into the audience below with a scream.

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Stars Honour David Hockney & Martin Scorsese At LACMA Film & Art Gala [Pictures]


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The Los Angeles County Museum Of Art played host to a host of stars on Saturday night (2nd November). The stars gathered to honour artist David Hockney and director Martin Scorsese at the LACMA Film and Art Gala. In addition to the two honourees, a host of famous names and faces appeared to celebrate the achievements of the famous British artist and New York born director.

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Leonardo Dicaprio and Martin Scorsese at the LACMA.

Guests included actors such as Leonardo Di Caprio, who has worked with Scorsese on a number of films included Shutter Island, The Aviator and The Wolf of Wall Street. Other male actors who appeared at the event were comics James Franco and Will Ferrell. 

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Salma Hayek and Pierce Brosnan - Salma Hayek on the set of "How To Make Love Like An Englishman" filming in downtown Los Angeles with co star Pierce Brosnan. The actress brought along her daughter Valentina who also played a little role in the film as an extra. - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Wednesday 30th October 2013

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Diana Jimenez Medina - Salma Hayek and Pierce Brosnan on the set of their new film 'How To Make Love Like An Englishman' in Los Angeles. Hayek had fun shooting a scene in which she drove in a classic Ford Mustang around the city. She also made time to take photos with fans before heading back to her trailer after shooting - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Friday 25th October 2013

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Salma Hayek - Salma Hayek shows off her curves on the beach for a scene on her up coming movie "How To Make Love Like An Englishman" with co star Pierce Brosnan in Malibu Ca. The brought along her daughter Valentina to the set and spent time during break playing on the sand. - Malibu, CA, United States - Wednesday 23rd October 2013

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Salma Hayek - Wearing a black short dress, Salma Hayek is all smiles while filming a car scene in a classic mustang with co star Pierce Brosnan for their new movie "How To Make Love Like An Englishman" in Marina Del Rey. - Marina Del Rey, CA, United States - Tuesday 22nd October 2013

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Video - Salma Hayek Stuns In Gorgeous White Dress Outside 2013 Independent Spirit Awards


'Savages' star Salma Hayek is snapped arriving at the 2013 Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California. She glides over to a group of fans to sign autographs for them, looking stunning in an elegant white, long-sleeved dress with a black waist belt, black heels and minimal make-up.

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Video - Kevin James And Salma Hayek Arrive At 'Here Comes The Boom' NY Premiere - Part 2


'Here Comes the Boom' main stars Kevin James and Salma Hayek arrive at the movie's premiere in New York and take to the red carpet for press photos. Kevin's wife of eight years and model Steffiana De La Cruz also makes an appearance alongside her husband.

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Salma Hayek - Salma Hayek posing with firefighters Wednesday 10th October 2012 'The Late Show with David Letterman' held at the Ed Sullivan Theatre - Arrivals

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Hands Off! Salma Hayek Wows Oliver Stone At ‘Savages’ Photo-call


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Salma Hayek certainly stole the spotlight at a London photo-call for her new movie ‘Savages’ this week. The actress wore a hugely revealing dress, leading director Oliver Stone to jokingly try cop a feel of the star.

Photographs published on the Mail Online website show the Oscar-winning director getting a little too touch-feely with Hayek as the stars posed on the red carpet at London’s Mandarin Oriental hotel. The 46-year-old actress seemed to laugh off the unwanted attention, and Stone has been happily married to his wife Sun-Jung Jung since 1997! To be fair to the legendary auteur, Hayek was looking stunning in a fitted aubergine and teal dress, with a trim belt, accentuating her famous curves. The brunette star – who is married to the French multi-billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault – was joined by co-stars Benicio Del Toro and John Travolta, who both looked pretty dapper.

Blake Lively – another star of the new violent drama – skipped the promotional duties as she has begun work on Gossip Girl in New York. The actress recently tied the knot with Ryan Reynolds in a secret South Carolina ceremony.


The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists Trailer


The Pirate Captain, although relentlessly optimistic, has never won the Pirate of the Year Award. Perhaps it has something to do with his crew - many of them are pirates but some aren't (and one is a fish dressed in a pirate hat). Or maybe it's because he doesn't have much of a success rate when it comes to stealing treasure.

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Video - Salma Hayek Talks To Fans In New York


Actress Salma Hayek (Frida; Desperado; The Vampire's Assistant) is seen arriving at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York for 'The David Letterman Show'. Salma, wearing a black dress that emphasised her famous curves, took some time out to sign a few posters and talk to her fans. She waves and smiles at the photographers before making her way into the building.

Salma can next be seen in the animated spin off, 'Puss In Boots', voicing the character Kitty Softpaws. She will also appear in the upcoming thriller 'Savages' in 2012, alongside John Travolta and Blake Lively

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The Pirate Captain has never won the Pirate of the Year award but this year he hopes to do so. He sets out with his crew - some are pirates, some are not, some are just fish he dressed up in a pirate hat - to beat his rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz. Along the way, he travels to places as diverse as Blood Island and Victorian London and joins forces with a young Charles Darwin. The Captain and his crew must also avoid Queen Elizabeth - who is determined to wipe out pirates from the seas.

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Puss In Boots Trailer


Puss in Boots first appeared in Shrek, sent by Princess' Fiona's father King Harold to kill the ogre; however, he fails in doing this and instead becomes friends with Shrek and in particular with Donkey, helping them and their friends on various quests around the kingdom of Far Far Away.

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Grown Ups Review


Weak
Why is it that comedies about middle-aged men regressing to their childhood so rarely, if ever, work? Not much more than an in-joke between the actors, this film is amiable but never funny. And despite some hackneyed moralising, it has nothing to say.

Five school buddies return home 30 years later for their beloved coach's funeral. Lenny (Sandler) is now a high-powered Beverly Hills agent married to a hot fashionista (Hayek). Eric (James) is an average guy with a lively wife (Bello) and unruly kids. Kurt (Rock) is a frazzled househusband married to a high-powered shrew (Rudolph). Marcus (Spade) is still the same lothario. And Rob (Schneider) is an overly emotional goofball with a much-older wife (Van Patten). Altogether, they head to a lake house for a week of wacky antics and shallow soul-searching.

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Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant Review


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Based on the books by Darren Shan, this film is an introduction to a franchise, with the coloned title and preparatory storyline. It has a lively, engaging plot that keeps us engaged, even if it is yet another vampire romp.

Darren (Massoglia) is an A-student 16-year-old whose best pal Steve (Hutcherson) keeps getting him into trouble. When they hear about the underground Cirque du Freak, they can't resist a visit. There they meet ringmaster Mr Tall (Watanabe), bearded seer Truska (Hayek) a snake boy (Fugit), monkey girl (Carlson) and many more. But soon they're entangled with the show's star, vampire Crepsley (Reilly), and his mortal enemy Mr Tiny (Cerveris). And when Crepsley makes Darren a vampire, Steve gets so jealous that he joins the other side.

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Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant Trailer


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Salma Hayek - Saturday 22nd November 2008 at Kodak Theatre Hollywood, California

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Salma Hayek Thursday 2nd October 2008 at the United Nations offices in Geneva, Switzerland

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Salma Hayek Monday 4th August 2008 arriving at the LA Premiere of Vicky Cristina Barcelona at the Village Theater in Westwood, California

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Salma Hayek Thursday 31st July 2008 doing some shopping in Beverly Hills with her daughter Valentina Paloma Pinault Los Angeles, California

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Across The Universe Trailer


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Starring: Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson

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Bandidas Review


Bad
In the history of really silly wigs, Dwight Yoakam's long, crimped black hair in Bandidas has gone and snuck its way into the top ten. It's part of the silliness of the film that stops it from being a truly terrible movie. That being said, there's no other compliments I can ratchet out for this sucker.

It's the old west and things aren't well. Tyler Jackson (Yoakam) has used a six-shooter to take over much of the land in Mexico, and wants to use all of this to make connections and money through big time land developers. He makes a mistake when he shoots the father of Maria (Penélope Cruz) and poisons the wealthy father of Sara (Selma Hayek). After some squabbling over class, they decide to pair up as bank robbers and steal all of Jackson's money, getting tips from retired bank robber Bill Buck (Sam Shepard, why?). They eventually pair with a forensic psychologist (Steve Zahn) who starts falling for both the girls as they plan to breach Jackson's big vault.

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Ask The Dust Review


Weak
If Robert Towne's Ask the Dust is the end result of 30 years of labor to bring John Fante's celebrated novel to the screen, it gravely calls into question Towne's current abilities as both a screenwriter and director. Towne's adaptation sheds no new interpretive light on Ask the Dust's literary legacy, and, even on its own terms, this is an anemic romance, undone by awkward performances and flat-footed filmmaking.

Twenty-year-old aspiring Italian-American writer Arturo Bandini, Fante's literary alter ego, is brash yet sensitive, fundamentally moral yet driven by an unquenchable, uniquely American thirst for love, lust, and romantic adventure. Bandini's conflicting values jolt and jostle inside him, finding expression primarily through Bandini's typewriter, as he tries to alchemize his experiences into fiction.

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After The Sunset Review


Weak
Before I begin my review of After the Sunset, there is one thing I need to get off my chest. Salma Hayek...awoogah!!!

Thank you for permitting that interruption.

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Frida Review


Very Good
After withstanding a decade of development, a race between two competing projects, and the mural-sized egos of Jennifer Lopez and Madonna, a film biography of Frida Kahlo has finally made it to the screen. Who would have guessed that a film about a mustachioed, Mexican woman with a peg leg and an overweight, Communist husband would generate so much interest? Nevertheless Frida's producers, including star Salma Hayek, somehow prevented this unique story from becoming a disastrous vanity project and ended up with an unlikely Hollywood film.

Frida Kahlo's (Salma Hayek) first meeting with Diego Rivera (Alfred Molina) and her injury in a horrible bus accident set in motion the two major forces behind Frida. Bedridden for months in a full-body cast, the young Frida keeps herself busy--and learns to express her internal passions and pain--through drawing and painting. Falling in with the womanizing Rivera and his bohemian cadre of artists and revolutionaries deepens Frida's commitment to her painting and life with the loyal but philandering muralist. Their art carries them from Mexico to New York and back in the company of such impressive historical figures as David Alfaro Siqueiros (Antonio Banderas), Nelson Rockefeller (Ed Norton), and Leon Trotsky (Geoffery Rush).

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Dogma Review


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That's it. Kevin Smith is going to Hell. Big Hell, with a capital H.

In Dogma, Smith's long-awaited and already vilified indictment of the Catholic church, the auteur has gone to great lengths to show us he can take on any establishment and gut it wide open. To wit:

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Four Rooms Review


Weak
I wish I could say I was let down by Four Rooms, but given the sheer volume of just awful buzz about the film, I think I got what I was expecting: an over-anticipated, overworked movie that was full of talent but devoid of taste.

It starts off bad enough. As the credits announce the four writer/directors (Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez, and Quentin Tarantino), a cartoon sequence plays over them, in the tradition of cinematic masterpieces like Mannequin. This sets the stage: New Year's Eve at Hollywood's Mon Signor Hotel and only one bellhop (Tim Roth), and believe me, it's a rillyrilly wacky place. The film then launches into the first of four 30ish-minute shorts, one by each director.

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The Velocity Of Gary Review


Terrible
I'd love to say that The Velocity of Gary is a critically-maligned, widely-hated, yet underrated film. Looks like the critics and the audiences were right. This is pure, unadulterated junk. I can stand "art movies." It's the lack of plot, asinine characters, and overall idiocy of Gary that makes this a wretched example of indie filmmaking.

Wild Wild West Review


Weak
Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

After the masterful Men In Black, Will Smith and Barry Sonnenfeld have reteamed for another oddball adaptation, but somewhere along the wagon trail to the Old West, they lost the magic that made MIB such a smash.

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Once Upon A Time In Mexico Review


Good
Once Upon a Time in Mexico has everything it needs to rise to the grand occasion the film's title suggests. And written on the theater marquee, the title resonates nicely with two classic Sergio Leone epics, Once Upon a Time in the West and Once Upon a Time in America. Director Robert Rodriguez has his El Mariachi / Desperado trilogy in the right place to deliver on such a grandiose promise: the lead character comes to the film with a tragic history and a cult following. The cast qualifies as "all-star," featuring matinee pretty boys, sultry Latin ladies and some of Hollywood's most recognizable baddies. The characters run a larger-than-life gamut of legends, presidents, corrupt government agents, and cartel leaders, each with enough grudges, ferocity, and posse to start a professional wrestling federation.

But Leone developed similar elements into films that ran more than three hours. Rodriguez packs it all into 97 minutes and can't help but give only suggestions of a plot and impressions of the forces that drive it. Nevertheless, once the bullets start flying and the one-liners start ricocheting, it doesn't matter much that Once Upon a Time in Mexico is a confusing mess of a film. When it works, you don't care about all the times it doesn't.

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Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Review


Very Good
Companies have created a number of brain-numbing devices to milk the susceptible wallets of adolescents in recent years. From Playstation to GameCube to Xbox, it seems as if the companies are always releasing new video game systems, only pausing to develop new and improved systems. It's a wonder they haven't come up with a device that allows the gamers to enter the video game itself.

Now they have -- except the gamers will have to drop their controllers for a few hours to catch Spy Kids 3-D in order to experience it. This is the movie video gamers have been waiting for, designed specifically for short-attention spans -- it's loaded with stimulating effects, nonstop action sequences, and, best yet, a journey inside a very cool video game in 3-D! It goes without saying that Spy Kids 3-D might be the only movie this summer with enough charisma to get your kids to leave their consoles -- so take advantage of it.

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54 Review


OK
Extremely watery and soap opera-ish, this expose on the inner workings of Studio 54 at the end of the 1970s is pretty tame. Sure, drugs, sex, money, booze, etc. were all free-flowing. But who didn't know that? The fictionalized story of a bartender's rise to power that's weaved in here doesn't make the film any better.

Hotel Review


Bad
I like Mike Figgis a lot... as a person, I mean. Frankly, I haven't been able to make any sense of his movies since Leaving Las Vegas, and Hotel is probably his least accessible work ever.

The story -- as it exists -- concerns a troupe of British actors who descend on Venice to shoot a film version of the play The Duchess of Malfi. We follow the production with Figgis's all-seeing camera (courtesy of a documentarian following the production) -- which has a tendency to dip into slow-motion, cut the sound out, and shoot using an ultraviolet filter in the dark -- and bear witness to all manner of strange goings-on, the description of which I can't even begin to fathom putting on paper.

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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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Who The Hell Is Juliette? Review


OK
Offbeat docudrama of two women - one a 16 year old Cuban prostitute, the other a 23 year old Mexican model/actress - who look nearly identical but have wildly different lives. Fair, decent, not great, not horrible.

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Desperado Review


Excellent
Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez seem to have two things in common: an affection for old surfer-style tunes, and an unconditional love of blood. Both play heavy parts in Rodriguez's eye-popping new flick, Desperado, the $8 million sequel to his $7,000 first feature, El Mariachi, which lives up to the hype surrounding it.

In Desperado, Antonio Banderas takes the role of the mariachi with no name who leads a charmed life while everything around him dies. This sequel is the story of his quest for revenge against the men who killed the woman he loved and shot him in the hand. El Mariachi travels from town to town with a guitar case full of ultra-powerful weapons, in search for tough guy Bucho, leader of the thugs. As he closes in, things get bloodier and bloodier until the final showdown where everything is revealed. Along the way, he encounters Carolina (Salma Hayek), his newfound love interest, who saves his life more than once through some impromptu surgeries.

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Midaq Alley Review


Weak
Also known as El callejón de los milagros, the producers will not hesitate for a second to tell you this is "the most awarded film in Mexican history." That may carry some weight with cineastes and film historians, but Midaq Alley turns out to be little more than a long (2 1/2 hours) Mexican soap opera with its basic premise stolen from Rashomon. Not much you have to do to get those Mexican awards, it appears.

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Time Code Review


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Sorry, Mr. Lynch, your place at the head of the avant-garde experimental filmmaker table has been given away. Messrs. Jarmusch, Toback, Korine, and Cronenberg, you'll all be eating outside. Mike Figgis will be taking over for all of you, and don't come back.

Figgis, who earned a Best Director Oscar nomination for Leaving Las Vegas in 1996, appears to have gone a little funny in the head last year with his inexplicable and nearly dialogue-free The Loss of Sexual Innocence. Now he's fully gone off the deep end with what may be the most ambitious experiment ever: Time Code.

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Frida Review


Good

Most movies about the lives of famous artists never provide a true sense of what drove the person's creativity. Even in a strongly acted, strongly directed biopic like 2000's "Pollock," for example, the closest it came to explaining why heavily splattered canvases were a breakthrough in modern art was when the painter's wife cryptically proclaimed, "You've done it, Pollock! You've cracked it wide open!"

But in "Frida," a transporting cinematic experience about the life and work of Mexican surrealist Frida Kahlo, director Julie Taymor captures the very essence of Kahlo's creative process through a wondrously rich, freeform visual language that fuses the events of her life with the imagery in her paintings so vividly that the artist's work may take on a striking new significance for anyone who sees the film.

Passionately played by Salma Hayek, who has been personally shepherding this project for seven years, Kahlo comes to life in this picture as a complicated, dynamic, proud and intelligent woman whose frequent hardships informed her art. Opening when she was a plucky high school girl (36-year-old Hayek passes for 16 with remarkable ease), Frida is established as a young woman with a spicy individuality even before the 1925 bus wreck that irreversibly altered her life.

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Wild Wild West Review


Weak

It is readily apparent that Will Smith, Kevin Kline and Kenneth Branagh had a ball on the set of "Wild Wild West."

Smith -- playing gun-slinging government agent Jim West -- looks so cool in his leather pants, waistcoat, and bolero jacket and hat, that at one point in the movie he's standing next to the voluptuous and nearly naked Salma Hayek (in a largely ornamental role), and your eyes are drawn to him. It's gotta be fun to look that slick.

Kline gets to play government agent Artemus Gordon, an eccentric inventor and master of disguise, which is right up his alley. He can barely keep from cracking himself up in his introductory scene, vamping around in saloon matron drag and pancake makeup.

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Spy Kids 3d: Game Over Review


Weak

Since the vast majority of the audience for "Spy Kid 3D: Game Over" has probably never seen a 3D movie with cheap, old-fashioned blue-and-red-lensed cardboard glasses, here's a three-point primer for proper enjoyment of any flick in this format:

1) Sit toward the middle of the theater. Because of the twin-image nature of 3D projection, the more off-center you are from the screen, the more you'll see eye-straining "ghosting" of images through your glasses instead of proper depth of field.

2) The left lens (red) always seems uncomfortably darker than the right (blue). Get used to it.

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Once Upon A Time In Mexico Review


Weak

"Desperado," the second eye-poppingly stylish and unabashedly outlandish B-movie in Robert Rodriguez's "El Mariachi" shoot-'em-up trilogy, is one of my all-time favorite action movies, in part because it has its priorities straight: The plot was simple -- a nameless mariachi avenges his girlfriend's murder with a guitar case full of semi-automatic weapons and an endless supply of ammunition -- and the action was non-stop and over-the-top.

Antonio Banderas cut an imposing, mysterious, hell-bent, dangerous and dead sexy figure in his long hair, implacable glower and black suede bandito get-up -- complete with jangling spurs -- as he performed a limber slow-motion ballet of body-twisting, two-fisted gunfire while dodging hails of bullets from evil drug-runners. And all this was set to a steamy, dynamic south-of-the-border score by the great guitaristas of Los Lobos.

But in the new installment, "Once Upon a Time in Mexico," writer-director-editor-composer Rodriguez pollutes the action -- which is uncharacteristically erratic, incongruous and over-edited -- with a needlessly convoluted plot involving 1) a thorny coup attempt against the Mexican president backed by a cartel kingpin (Willem Dafoe) and his turncoat henchman (Mickey Rourke), 2) a crooked and borderline-loco CIA agent (Johnny Depp) playing both sides against the middle, 3) a former FBI agent (Ruben Blades) frustrated with not nailing the kingpin before his retirement, 4) a curvaceous, gung-ho greenhorn federale (Eva Mendez) with ulterior motives, and 5) yet another murder, played out in fantasized-action flashbacks, that the mariachi is out to avenge.

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Time Code Review


Good

Perhaps the most extraordinary experimental film ever unleashed outside the confines of the art house circuit, "Time Code" is a confident and daring attempt by director Mike Figgis ("Leaving Las Vegas," "The Loss of Sexual Innocence") to plant his flag on the barely-explored shores of 21st Century filmmaking.

Shooting on hand-held digital video in four continuous takes all running at once, Figgis splits the screen in quadrants like a security camera monitor and fiddles with the audio to draw your eye where he wants it. Then like an orchestral conductor, he unspools a precisely synchronized 93 minutes of raw, unedited, real-time footage, tracking multiple, largely-improvised narratives about a sampling of misanthropic, self-absorbed Hollywood denizens.

Packed with talented, name stars starving for something original to chew on, "Time Code's" has several stories -- some tense and emotional, others cynical and facetious -- unfolding simultaneously and often crossing paths.

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After The Sunset Review


Weak

"After the Sunset" is a heist flick in which the audience is left out of the best part -- the logistics of the heist. Whose dumb idea was that?

Pierce Brosnan and Salma Hayek play an ace diamond-snatching couple who begin the film by pulling off their genre-traditional One Last Big Score, swiping a multi-million-dollar rock from an armored FBI transport -- and that scene is actually crackling with creative how-they-done-it details (unlike the rest of the movie), even if the circumstances themselves make no sense. Why would the FBI be transporting a diamond?

After that, they retire to live a quiet life of sunsets on the beach and piña coladas in a Jamaican resort town. The two talented stars take great joy in giving this criminal couple a sexy playfulness that goes beyond the fact that neither of them wears much once the action shifts to the Caribbean. But almost as soon as Brosnan's old FBI nemesis (Woody Harrelson) turns up -- hoping to lure the thief back into the heist life so the lawman can make the big bust that has always eluded him -- the movie springs a leak and begins a slow and torturous sinking.

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Dogma Review


Good

Thanks to all the is-it-or-isn't-it-blasphemy controversy surrounding "Dogma," writer-director Kevin Smith has added a tongue-in-cheek disclaimer to the opening of this renegade ribbing of the Catholic church that is so amusing ("...God has a sense of humor, just look at the platypus") it will have audiences in stitches even before the first line of dialogue.

Whether or not you'll think the movie stays this funny will depend on how sensitive you are about your position on the religious yardstick, your threshold for soapbox pontification and what it takes to gross you out.

Smith, the maverick Generation X satirist responsible for ragtag underground hits "Clerks" and "Chasing Amy," makes no bones about testing the limits of irreverence and good taste in this ironically snappy and smart-mouthed theological deliberation.

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Salma Hayek

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