Andrew Coffin

The Great Raid

Movie | The World War II adventure sat on the shelf for nearly three years before it was finally released this month with very little publicity
by Andrew Coffin
Posted 8/20/05, 12:00 am

Go see this movie.

The Great Raid (rated R for strong war violence and brief language-more on this later) is almost certainly doomed to fail at the box office. The World War II adventure sat on the shelf for nearly three years before it was finally released this month with very little publicity from its studio, Miramax. (Miramax is dumping off projects left and right as founders Bob and Harvey Weinstein complete their messy exit from parent studio Disney.)

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Stealth

Movie | A cornball jet-fighter action film from the modern
by Andrew Coffin
Posted 8/13/05, 12:00 am

Do you develop emotional attachments to technology? Have you ever thrown out an old desktop computer and wept? If so, Stealth-a movie that features a climactic scene involving a computer sacrificing its "life" as grandiose, vaguely religious music fills the soundtrack-may be for you.

Stealth (rated PG-13 for intense action, some violence, brief strong language, and innuendo) is a cornball jet-fighter action film from the modern "master" of the cornball action film, Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious and XXX).

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Sky High

Movie | Sky High blends mild superhero spoof with standard (but also mild) adolescent angst.
by Andrew Coffin
Posted 8/13/05, 12:00 am

Demonstrating yet again that the new millennium is a golden age for superheroes on screen, Sky High provides a light, spoofy addition to the comic-book movie canon.

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