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  • Jul 10-16, 2002
  • Vol. 22, No. 39

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  • MIIB: Men in Black II

    Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, this sequel to the 1997 monster hit is still incredibly entertaining. But any tidbits of storyline (they are minimal) work as an excuse to introduce more freaky (derivative) aliens-effects, turning the film into a feature-length chase decorated with slimy eye candy.
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  • The Powerpuff Girls Movie

    Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup, those three animated princesses of hipness with little sausage limbs and nose-less beach-ball heads, are not only stars of the popular Cartoon Network TV series, but bellipotent beauties of the big screen as well.
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  • Like Mike

    It seems all the little shorties in the hood love Lil’ Bow Wow, ya’ feel me? Like Mike is nearly everything you usually get in a kid’s movie: fantasy, laughs, pint-sized David vs. Goliath adventure and tear-jerking melodrama with a feel-good ending. But it’s also a sneaky and expensive sneaker ad.
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  • CQ

    Written and directed by Roman Coppola, son of Francis and brother of Sofia, this is determinedly light fare. But the scenes from Dragonfly, the movie within the movie, are a priceless re-creation of a certain brand of Euro-camp. A good summer movie for people who don't much care for summer movies.
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  • Sunshine State

    There's much to admire here — nuanced dialogue, especially at moments of emotional crux — and plotting that's intricate without being baroque. But the old balance between the didactic and the dramatic that runs through John Sayles’ oeuvre goes askew, and the 140-minute running time is felt in full.
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