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2006 Stories by Scott Foundas

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  • Children of Men

    published December 21, 2006

    History repeats itself: Eleven Decembers ago, Universal had the season's strongest movie. With a bare minimum of advance screenings and a shocking... More >>

  • Dreamgirls

    published December 21, 2006

    It is said that a great actor or actress can “bring down the house,” but before I saw (or heard) 25-year-old American Idol finali... More >>

  • The Holiday

    published December 7, 2006

    From its wink-wink, nudge-nudge movie-within-a-movie opening to its bold-faced quoting of such classic Hollywood farces as The Lady Eve and... More >>

  • The Nativity Story

    published November 30, 2006

    No, the Virgin Mary doesn't get high on aerosol fumes, and Joseph doesn't ride in on a skateboard, but in most other respects, The Nativity... More >>

  • Print the Legend

    published October 19, 2006

    A single photograph, we're told early on in Clint Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers, can win or lose a war. But sometimes, that photo... More >>

  • Welcome to the Grand Illusion

    published October 19, 2006

    If the greatest magicians never reveal their tricks, then Christopher Nolan wouldn't make it past the children's birthday-party circuit. It's not... More >>

  • Skater Boyz N the Hood

    published August 10, 2006

    If Crash grew a pair of cojones, it might look something like Larry Clark's cheerfully defiant Wassup Rockers, in which a... More >>

  • Undercover of Night

    published July 27, 2006

    Michael Mann's Miami Vice is like a car that's been stripped of everything but its two bucket seats and rebuilt from the... More >>

  • Freeloader

    published July 13, 2006

    Owen Wilson has moved up in the world: He's gone from crashing weddings to crashing entire marriages. In the listless farce You, Me and... More >>

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