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… And the food’s good, too

Editor's Note: Although this story was written last spring, Po' Boy's is still ready to serve you a helping of their famous Bar-B-Que. You can make a few new friends, too. Sit down at Po' Boy's Bar-B-Que an...
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Crash

3.5 Stars A head-on collision of political posturing and racial intolerance, Crash is more than just an articulation of the division between people of different backgrounds. It's about the thin line between lo...
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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

In The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, interspace time travel is little more than extending your thumb and killing time around the universe while the Earth is put back together. There's not a lot of depth, so...
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The Amityville Horror

Let's see here: You and your family have just moved into a massive house in Deer Park, Long Island, that only a year earlier was the site of a brutal massacre, in which the killer said evil voices in the house ...
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Fever Pitch

Those sports gods sure do love to mess with Hollywood. Last year, English tennis player Tim Henman nearly made it to the Wimbledon finals just before the movie Wimbledon came out, based on the premise that a Br...
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Sin City

Sinfully sexy and deliciously entertaining, Sin City is pumped with more testosterone and male fantasies than a Las Vegas bachelor party. If you can get past its boorish, hyper-macho approach to the sexes, dire...
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Millions

There's a fine line between optimism and naivete and between idealism and sentimentality. For every In America, which manages to be simultaneously wide-eyed, sad and uplifting, there are at least three relative...
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The Ring Two

A 10-carat disaster that is just another sequel, another horror movie and another story that relies on a young, creepy kid to provide many of its attempted scares. Yes, The Ring was overdramatic and overrated, ...
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Robots

With the exception of the fresh, inventive The Incredibles, is it no longer possible to end a computer-animated movie without a big musical dance sequence? Shrek 2 did it, Shark Tale did it, and now Robots, the...
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Man of the House

Only a true pessimist could have predicted that, 12 years after accepting an Oscar for his work in The Fugitive, Tommy Lee Jones would be sticking his hand up the south end of a cow in the lowbrow fish-out-of-w...
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The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice is a bit of an anomaly in the William Shakespeare canon. It's not a tragedy-heck, no one even dies-and while there are moments of dry humor, its grim, retributive subject matter is hardly...
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Oscar Preview 2005

A lot of critics have taken to calling 2004 the "Year of the Biopic," but when it comes to the Oscars, let's call it what it really was: the Year of the Overrated Movie. While last year produced more than its s...