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  • Jan 14-20, 2004
  • Vol. 24, No. 14

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Arts & Culture

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  • Chasing Liberty

    MTV singer Mandy Moore doesn’t emit the grace, elegance or maturity that Audrey Hepburn did as the lonely and sheltered princess/first daughter. In fact, Moore is disgustingly cute as the President of the United States’ rebellious kid. The ruggedly handsome newcomer Matthew Goode is a plus, but this is TV fare, maybe worth a rental.
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  • One from the Heart

    After the chaos of Apocalypse Now, writer/director Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather I & II) set out to create a light, romantic comedy. When it came out in 1982, it was bashed. Though Coppola is asking us to reconsider it through the reissue, it’s still pretty blah. As a purely visual experience the DFT is presenting it in the old screen ratio, the way Coppola wanted it to be shown — and it’s intermittently cool and beautiful.
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  • Monster

    Charlize Theron submits the most riveting performance of her career in the role of Aileen "Lee" Wuornos, whose nightmarish life of abuse ends in her execution as a serial killer. As disturbing as it is riveting. Also starring Christina Ricci.
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Food & Drink

  • Table and Bar
  • Sweet and Downtown

    Sweet Lorraine’s has been an area mainstay for years. Their long-awaited restaurant in the Courtyard by Marriott features food that is not quite as fabulous as in the ’burbs, but restauranteur Lorraine Platman has brought her customers’ veteran favorites downtown, such as maple-cured salmon, pecan chicken and other culinary delights. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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