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  • Nov 17-23, 2004
  • Vol. 25, No. 5

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  • After the Sunset

    Diamond thieves Pierce Brosnan and Salma Hayek attempt to retire to the Bahamas in director Brett Ratner’s attempt to cash in on the heist genre. Despite some nice scenery which, depending on your point of view, may or may not include the cast, nothing short of an Elmore Leonard rewrite could save this bland, lifeless crime comedy.
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  • This Corrosion

    Native Detroit filmmaker Mitch McCabe has tried to create a somber, thought-provoking film about death with this tale of goth kids running around the forest. The end result is SNL’s “Goth Talk” meets Blair Witch. Though it has some interesting moments, the film takes itself way to seriously — just like a goth kid.
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  • Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason

    Helen Fielding's second Bridget Jones installment was a weaker novel than the first, so it follows that Edge of Reason makes for an even worse film. The plot is ludicrous, putting Bridget behind bars in a Thai prison, and the script relies too heavily on recycled jokes from the first movie, even reviving Diary's feeble Hugh Grant-Colin Firth fight scene. When the funniest moment in the sequel is a paler version of a gag in the original, you know you've been stuck with sloppy seconds. With Renee Zellweger in the title role.
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Food & Drink

  • Table and Bar
  • Hyped, but still hip, Italian

    A good, stylish restaurant in the center of the Via Italia, Windsor’s Erie Street Italian strip. The ambitious food varies from pretty good to great. The meal starts with a thoughtful touch, a “tasting” of a complimentary morsel from the chef. The chef’s wild mushroom soup is a supberb puree of portobello, porcini and oyster mushrooms. Lobster is paired with crab in the delightful housemade ravioli with a Pernod-flavored sauce. The menu even includes pasta "nero," made with squid ink.
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