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    • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

        With the most recent Harry Potter novel, The Half Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling once and for all dispelled the notion that ...
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    • Where the Truth Lies

        The latest offering writer-director Atom Egoyan (Exotica, The Sweet Hereafter) looks intoxicatingly promising at first: The film’s seductively rendered poster, with its half-naked pinup and smoky sepia tones, suggests steamy noir intrigue, à la L.A. Confidential. Then there’s the controversial rating; because of several graphic sex scenes, the film was slapped with an NC-17 rating, which director Egoyan unsuccessfully challenged. But for all the foreplay of film noir promise and controversy over the candid depictions of rampant debauchery and orgiastic revelry, the whole thing is really just an overdrawn bore. And Kevin Bacon sings. If you can call it that.
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    • Firecracker

        Film crit kingpin Roger Ebert practically busted a nut over this film, stating it had “one of the most immediately gripping opening scenes I can remember.” True enough, the first five minutes of Firecracker immediately command your attention. Unfortunately, filmmaker Steve Balderson seems to have blown his wad on the opener, as the remainder of this convoluted yet intriguing film is a haphazard mix of edgy, bold moves and just plain terrible clichés.
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    • Aliens of the Deep

        We all sort of forgot about 3-D after the ’80s passed, but it’s back again (with sturdier glasses) thanks to IMAX theaters and James Cameron, who descends into the deep and gives us an up-close-and-personal look at the strange creatures that lurk below our planet’s waters. The film’s premise: Our own sea creatures could provide a blueprint for life on other planets. This wears thin, but it’s great fun to watch freaky creatures and delicate jellyfish hovering right over your nose.
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