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2003 Stories by Gregory Weinkauf

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  • Bow Down

    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 >>

  • 'Pac, Man

    published November 20, 2003

    There was a gaggle of young women sitting near me during the screening of Tupac: Resurrection. They frequently voiced their... 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 >>

  • Silly Humans, The Matrix Is for Kids!

    published November 6, 2003

    A not terribly long time ago in an uninhabitable galaxy called Burbank, a generally astute movie studio founded by four Polish siblings alienated... More >>

  • Ryan's Hope

    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 >>

  • Gritty Girls

    published September 4, 2003

    Most will deny it, but inside every grown man lurks a hypersensitive adolescent girl. Allow me to tell you all about mine and to share some of my... More >>

  • Shred-heads

    published August 21, 2003

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

  • Too Cute Kate

    published August 21, 2003

    Oh, 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 >>

  • Soaring Castle

    published August 7, 2003

    Simon must propose to me now," exclaims pretty, simpleminded Rose (Rose Byrne), "before he meets somebody else or gets to know me better!"... More >>

  • Depp's of the Sea

    published July 10, 2003

    Directed by Gore Verbinski. With Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley and Geoffrey Rush. Rated PG-13. More >>

  • Legend of a Lady

    published July 10, 2003

    If, in keeping with current fads, you seek movies featuring females kicking a bunch of ass, your appetite will be tended (and cultivated) at the... More >>

  • A Great Chase

    published July 3, 2003

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

  • Foreign Affairs

    published June 5, 2003

    French putz Xavier (Romain Duris) is depressed. The poor guy lives in Paris, has Amélie's Audrey Tautou as a girlfriend, eats... More >>

  • Mighty Mediocre

    published May 8, 2003

    Directed by Christopher Guest. With Guest, Eugene Levy, Harry Shearer and Michael McKean. Rated PG-13. 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 >>

  • The French Conniption

    published April 17, 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 >>

  • Girls with Balls

    published April 3, 2003

    It was only in 1967 that Great Britain struck from its jurisprudence the "common scold," essentially a crime of catty insolence for which the... More >>

  • The Kids Aren't Alright

    published April 3, 2003

    Even under our current government, drugs are still something of a problem in society, which means that the rockin' and reelin' Spun... More >>

  • Dream River

    published March 27, 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 >>

  • Take a Hike

    published March 20, 2003

    You know how boys love to play soldier? How they get stern-faced and march out to destroy an enemy whom they believe needs destroying? Well,... 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 >>

  • Max Factors

    published February 27, 2003

    Hitler as artist…Hitler as artist… Damn. So much for the ol' "summarize plot, tease overpaid actors, pontificate wildly"... More >>

  • Rockin' the Cradle

    published February 27, 2003

    Uh…yo. The word on the street is that the 'Drzej is back at the helm. "Who?" you rightfully ask. Why, cinematographer-turned-director... More >>

  • Hudson Hawked

    published February 6, 2003

    Astaire & Rogers. Hepburn & Tracy. Heck, Ball & Arnaz, Houston & Washington or Vardalos & Corbett. Over the decades, Hollywood has proved that its... More >>

  • Dead Again

    published January 30, 2003

    Let's start with two raves and a beef. Final Destination 2 is a tight, rockin' popcorn flick packed with nasty kicks. It's also a... More >>

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