Reviews

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Review: 'Deadlocked'

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The "system" takes a beating in TNT's "Deadlocked," a hostage drama/murder mystery with an intriguing premise but little to back it up. A man takes a jury hostage after they've convicted his son, and…

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Review: 'Strip Mall'

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No one enjoys visiting a strip mall. The scourge of the suburban landscape, they specialize in mundane, easy-in, easy-out transactions -- except in the wacky Valley collection of shops known as Plaza…

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Review: 'Like A Magnet'

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A devoted, if slightly bumbling, group of childhood friends -- French-born offspring of immigrants to Marseille -- hang out in the sunny beige streets, unsuccessfully cruise for chicks and run petty…

Review: 'Circle'

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The drumbeat has been out for a while now on Eddie Izzard, the British transvestite stream-of-consciousness standup comedian, but his latest piece, "Circle," easily shatters any notion that his is a…

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Review: 'Strangers'

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An offbeat road movie about an American youth's cultural discomfort as he searches for his Iranian roots, "Strangers" closely mirrors the real-life story of young director-producer-thesp Ramin…

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Review: 'Les Boys II'

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Les Boys are back in town. The sequel to the top-grossing French-Canadian film of all time does not tamper with the magic formula that pulled in some C$6 million ($4 million) in Quebec a year ago…

Review: 'Steely Dan'

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Discerning Steely Dan observers pride themselves on being able to identify the distinctions that separate the years and assemblages that turned out an armful of classic rock in the 1970s. The leaders…

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