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Entries from June 2007

Bad Boys (1995)

June 25th, 2007 · 5 Comments

In the 5th season of South Park, Kyle exclaims, “Job has all his children killed, and Michael Bay gets to keep making movies. There isn’t a God.” In the first of six articles, I determine the existence of God by revisiting the films of director and alleged anti-Christ Michael Bay. Narcotics detectives Marcus Burnett (Martin […]

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Tags: Heist · Interrogation · Prostitute · Shootout · Woman in jeopardy

The Painted Veil (2006)

June 22nd, 2007 · 3 Comments

In 1925, British couple Kitty Fane (Naomi Watts) and Dr. Walter Fane (Edward Norton) travel by sedan chair through interior China. In flashbacks to London, we learn that Walter is a bacteriologist who runs a government lab in Shanghai. He woos Kitty, an attractive, but immature girl. She has no romantic feelings for the serious […]

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Tags: Based on novel · Bathtub scene · Small town · Unconventional romance

The Name of the Rose (1986)

June 19th, 2007 · 4 Comments

In the year 1327, Franciscan monk William of Baskerville (Sean Connery) and his novice Ados (Christian Slater) arrive “in a remote abbey in the dark north of Italy.” They belong to a delegation of Franciscan monks set to debate the Benedictine order on spiritual differences, but William begins a personal inquiry into the recent death […]

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Tags: Based on novel · Bathtub scene · Femme fatale · Forensic evidence · Interrogation · Master and pupil · Murder mystery