Posts Tagged ‘Film Reviews’

Bizarre Teen Love Triangle

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A miscomprehension of love, sexuality and fantasy By Armond White In the self-destructive Twilight franchise—in which teenage Bella (Kristen Stewart) dithers between vampire suitor Edward (Robert Pattinson) and werewolf suitor Jacob (Taylor Lautner)—the films’ producers seem determined to make its dubious premise a metaphor for adolescent sexual panic more unpersuasive with every new installment
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No Rich Kid Left Behind

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The Karate Kid teaches macho martial arts triumphs over scholarship By Armond White Twelve-year-old Jaden Smith already won the lottery when his parents Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith produced his vanity project, The Karate Kid (aka Jaden’s College Fund). Master Smith plays Dre—stereotypical hip-hop name—who unstereotypically relocates from Detroit to China with his widowed mother
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Grimy Glamour

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Neil Jordan taps into myth as a metaphor By Armond White Fantasy has become the mode by which today’s highly hyped F/X and animation deceive audiences into not-thinking. Yet Neil Jordan’s Ondine—a modern-day fantasy about an Irish fisherman who believes he has rescued a mermaid in his net—uses no CGI. Its real-life, sensuous imagery prompts [&hellip
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