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The Stoning Of Soraya M. Review


Very Good
Despite a slightly simplistic filmmaking style, this true story retains real force in its depiction of human cruelty in the name of religion. It's not easy to watch such horrific events, but it's so important that it cries out to be seen.

In 1986, French-Iranian journalist Freidoune Sahebjam (Caviezel) is driving through Iran when his car breaks down in an isolated village. Called "crazy" by the men, Zahra (Aghdashloo) corners him and recounts the brutal events of the preceding day. Defenceless in a society ruled by Sharia law, Zahra's niece Soraya (Marno) was the subject of a conspiracy led by her husband (Negahban), who wanted to marry a 14-year-old. To do this he had to gain the support of the local convict-turned-mullah (Pourtash) and the weak-willed mayor (Diaan).

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An American Carol Review


Weak
To hear Conservatives tell it, Hollywood is out of touch with the true "America." To them, the ultra-liberal product produced by the morally (and creatively) bankrupt individuals of Tinseltown just doesn't reflect the country's true tone and temperament. As a way of standing up for what they hold true and dear, card carrying member of the USA, A-OK brigade, David Zucker (of Airplane! and Naked Gun fame) has created a pro-country, anti-dissent spoof of the Charles Dickens yuletide classic. Yet An American Carol misses a golden opportunity to show a sense of humor. Instead, it wallows in the kind of "us vs. them" tactics that created such complaints in the first place.

Michael Malone (Kevin Farley) is a documentary filmmaker famous for his anti-USA efforts like America Sucks the Big One. On the strength of his celebrity, he's organized a march against the Fourth of July. While his agent (James Woods) thinks he's crazy, a group of terrorists led by the evil Aziz (Robert Davi) think he's the perfect patsy for their ongoing jihad. They hire him to make a "movie" which is actually a front for a suicide bombing at a Trace Adkins concert. Happy to pursue his radical idealistic ends, Malone is suddenly visited by the ghost of his idol, JFK (Chris Anglin). He warns that he will be visited by three more ghosts, including Gen. George F. Patton (Kelsey Grammer). All hope to change his left-leaning ways, guiding him toward a more patriotic position.

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Paparazzi Review


Bad
ATTENTION ASPIRING FILMMAKERS!!

Forget what those how-to screenplay books advise. The key to getting a screenplay sold is to find a pet peeve of Hollywood celebrities, and write a script where they get revenge on those behind the annoyance. A movie like this is now playing at a theater near us. Paparazzi tells the story of an up and coming actor (Cole Hauser) whose life is disrupted when some pesky shutterbugs won't leave him alone, nearly killing his wife and kid. So, naturally, the star starts killing the photographers.

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187 Review


OK
Stand and Deliver with attitude. And not much else. If you learn anything from 187 it should be this: Don't become a teacher. And if you chain your dog up outside, make sure the chain is shorter than the distance to the fence.

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187 Review


OK
Stand and Deliver with attitude. And not much else. If you learn anything from 187 it should be this: Don't become a teacher. And if you chain your dog up outside, make sure the chain is shorter than the distance to the fence.

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We Were Soldiers Review


Good
Post September 11 cinema has seen its share of war movies designed to evoke and sustain a sense of American patriotism. In the last few months, we've re-visited the war in Kosovo (Behind Enemy Lines), the war in Somalia (Black Hawk Down), and most recently, World War II (Hart's War). We Were Soldiers is the latest in the onslaught, a story based on the true accounts of the first bloody battle of the Vietnam War. With so many war films recently released, We Were Soldiers has a difficult task as it tries to ride the patriotism express.

We Were Soldiers is based on the book We Were Soldiers Once...And Young written by Lieutenant Colonel Harold Moore and Joseph L. Galloway, the only journalist willing to go into the front lines to capture a first hand account of the war. In the film, Mel Gibson plays Harold Moore, a down-to-earth officer who is responsible for leading a group of innocent, naive young men into the area of Vietnam known as "The Valley of Death." But not soon after Lt. Col. Moore and his troops touch down, their position is compromised and they find themselves outnumbered almost 5 to 1. The American soldiers engage in a deadly battle for control of the area.

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Paparazzi Review


Bad
ATTENTION ASPIRING FILMMAKERS!!

Forget what those how-to screenplay books advise. The key to getting a screenplay sold is to find a pet peeve of Hollywood celebrities, and write a script where they get revenge on those behind the annoyance. A movie like this is now playing at a theater near us. Paparazzi tells the story of an up and coming actor (Cole Hauser) whose life is disrupted when some pesky shutterbugs won't leave him alone, nearly killing his wife and kid. So, naturally, the star starts killing the photographers.

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The Passion Of The Christ Review


Extraordinary
Detractors have spent months condemning Mel Gibson's labor of faith, The Passion of the Christ. Many protest its abundant gore and relentless violence. The loudest arguments rally against the film's reported anti-Semitic stance. Gibson tried to answer his critics, but his defensive statements only sprinkled more gasoline on the already raging flames of controversy.

Now that the film is out, it finally can speak for itself. And as it turns out, some of the arguments are valid. Passion, which arduously depicts the final hours of Jesus Christ, contains brutal scenes of torture that linger for an eternity. And Gibson does limit his narrative to Jesus' conviction and crucifixion, with occasional fleeting reminders of significant events such as the last supper or the Sermon on the Mount.

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Stephen McEveety Movies

The Stoning of Soraya M. Movie Review

The Stoning of Soraya M. Movie Review

Despite a slightly simplistic filmmaking style, this true story retains real force in its depiction...

An American Carol Movie Review

An American Carol Movie Review

To hear Conservatives tell it, Hollywood is out of touch with the true "America." To...

Paparazzi Movie Review

Paparazzi Movie Review

ATTENTION ASPIRING FILMMAKERS!!Forget what those how-to screenplay books advise. The key to getting a screenplay...

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We Were Soldiers Movie Review

We Were Soldiers Movie Review

Post September 11 cinema has seen its share of war movies designed to evoke and...

Paparazzi Movie Review

Paparazzi Movie Review

ATTENTION ASPIRING FILMMAKERS!!Forget what those how-to screenplay books advise. The key to getting a screenplay...

The Passion of the Christ Movie Review

The Passion of the Christ Movie Review

Detractors have spent months condemning Mel Gibson's labor of faith, The Passion of the Christ....

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