Andrew Coffin

Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Movie | It's certainly not a recommended movie, but one has to begrudgingly admire Doug Liman for his skills as a director
by Andrew Coffin
Posted 6/25/05, 12:00 am

Mr. and Mrs. Smith received all the wrong kind of attention prior to its opening day-the type of unbalanced focus on the off-screen exploits of a film's stars that has proven deadly for films like the disastrous Gigli.

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The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl in 3D

Movie | What 7-year-old wouldn't love to have a dad who could bring to life his imaginary characters and dreams?
by Andrew Coffin
Posted 6/25/05, 12:00 am

If the title of Robert Rodriguez' new film, The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl in 3D, sounds like it came from the mind of a 7-year-old, that's because it did. Mr. Rodriguez' son, Racer, gets onscreen credit for the story and screenplay, his apparently fertile imagination inspiring this Spy Kids-Jr. tale of juvenile superheroes.

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Mad Hot Ballroom

Movie | The fact that fifth-graders in New York City take ballroom dancing in school is this documentary's first surprise
by Andrew Coffin
Posted 6/18/05, 12:00 am

Judging from the theatrical trailers for Mad Hot Ballroom, one might expect to encounter yet another kids-in-showbiz tale (common on TV) of obsessive coaches, unbalanced stage moms, and children engaged in uncomfortably unnatural activities.

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