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2003 Stories by Gregory Weinkauf

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  • Upper Middle Earth

    published December 18, 2003

    You know how it's often the ones we love whose flaws are most apparent? Well, when it comes to The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the... More >>

  • Kitty Litter

    published November 20, 2003

    If you're hankering for a movie about an awkward yet lovable "outsider" type who wanders into a pastel mock-up of Middle America and cajoles the... More >>

  • Shakedown Cruise

    published November 13, 2003

    Russell Crowe to his agent: "More Oscar bait. Now." Agent, considering his cut of Crowe's $20 million payday: "Yes, sir." A possible scenario,... More >>

  • Fleshed Out

    published October 30, 2003

    Remember that silly little-girl version of Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally... snuffling "I'm difficult!" through a charming tantrum? Well,... More >>

  • Love Among the Ruins

    published October 23, 2003

    Sometimes something so wonderful appears on the big screen that I want to leap up like a shameless non-professional and hug it. Such is the case... More >>

  • Saint Veronica

    published October 16, 2003

    Before you crack your wallet for Veronica Guerin, you'd be well off to rent a video of the 2000 release When the Sky Falls... More >>

  • Heading South

    published October 2, 2003

    It seems like everybody's raving up Mexican cinema these days -- either as a merit badge of self-conscious hipness or because the stuff is... More >>

  • Greetings to the New Brunette

    published September 25, 2003

    Recently, ornithologists in Antarctica made a startling discovery: Female emperor penguins, being forced against their wills to endure stern... More >>

  • Shredheads

    published August 21, 2003

    Deck. Wheels. Attitude. This is the stuff of Grind, a new comedy about skateboarding and its effects on the human psyche. Neither... More >>

  • Le Fromage

    published August 14, 2003

    Ah, Paris: City of Light, of Love, of Liver Damage and Lung Cancer. C'est formidable, non? Who in need of a posh vacation would turn down... More >>

  • Reduced-Salt Dogs

    published July 10, 2003

    To prepare for reviewing Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, I did the obvious research: I watched... More >>

  • Robotic Sequel

    published July 3, 2003

    Much like "hilarious Islamic comedy" or "sublime Affleck picture," the term "terrific second sequel" isn't bandied about very much. Name one. Took... More >>

  • The Young Girl and the Sea

    published June 26, 2003

    Once in a while, a film comes along that is as sound, smart, sweet and significant as can be, and Whale Rider is such a film. Fault... More >>

  • Brain Freeze

    published June 12, 2003

    There is a new movie out. It is called Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd. It is a prequel to the 1994 movie by Peter and Bobby... More >>

  • Violent Femmes

    published May 1, 2003

    At some fast-approaching point in pop-culture evolution, we're due to hit Total Outsider Saturation, wherein everybody is an outsider and... More >>

  • Not a Gas

    published April 17, 2003

    I'll just admit this up front: My ideal concept of musical comedy involves Bryan Adams and Dave Matthews garroting each other on stage with their... More >>

  • The French Conniption

    published April 10, 2003

    Imagine a large, dead Saint Bernard with its bones removed. Then visualize a hefty bellows inserted into it from behind with a gorilla hopping up... More >>

  • Sorrow's Child

    published March 13, 2003

    Being of the minority who did not worship Schindler's List (vital message, tedious movie), it's easy to feel skeptical of the preachy... More >>

  • SEAL Appeal

    published March 6, 2003

    John Shaft went to Africa, so why shouldn't Die Hard's John McClane? In the new action romp Tears of the Sun, Bruce Willis... More >>

  • River of Dreams

    published March 6, 2003

    Emerging from Till Human Voices Wake Us, it was easy to overhear some male viewers striving adamantly to put the film's metaphysical... More >>

  • French Kiss-Off

    published February 27, 2003

    Apart from "I Am Fascinating" and/or "My Parents Are Horrid," the reigning theme of film students' movies is "Lovers Are Bonkers." Thus, it comes... More >>

  • Sour Hours

    published January 16, 2003

    It all begins with the word. "I believe I may have a first sentence," murmurs Virginia Woolf (Nicole Kidman -- yes, really) to her husband,... More >>

  • Shining Story, Wooden Nickleby

    published January 9, 2003

    Those who seek a polar opposite to Michael Caine's kind-but-firm patriarch Dr. Wilbur Larch in The Cider House Rules will find it in Jim... More >>

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