34th Street Magazine is part of a student-run nonprofit.

Please support us by disabling your ad blocker on our site.

Film & TV

If Pacino were a deli meat

Two for the Money's greatest strength is clearly its originality. Honestly, whoever thought to cast Al Pacino as an aging, cynical, battle-hardened mentor alongside a handsome, naive idealist is a fucking genius.

by RUBEN BROSBE

Fee fie foe fum

Gosford Park scribe Julian Fellowes' new film Separate Lies almost hits the nail on the head but falls short.

by YINKA NEIL

We aren't waiting for godot

Novice director Rob McKittrick's new film Waiting... signals yet another addition to the "frat pack" genre.

by GREG MORAN

Cameron diaz gets ugg-ly

Though not exactly star-studded, In Her Shoes certainly boasts an interesting cast of characters: there is Rose (Toni Collette), a lawyer who cannot seem to find a boyfriend but has a killer shoe collection; Maggie (Cameron Diaz), Rose's trampy sister who can't hold a job; and Ella (Shirley MacLaine), the sisters' long-lost grandmother.

by ,

Destination: claymation

Call Nick Park old-fashioned, but in an era dominated by computer-generated animation, he still likes working with clay.

by PRATEEK SHARMA

Finally...

Jonathan Safran Foer is not a writer, he is a collector. As played by Elijah Wood, Foer is a vegetarian, an American, and a descendant of a Holocaust survivor, obsessed with mapping the details of his Jewish heritage.

by JESS PURCELL

Into the poo

Into the Blue, starring teen heartthrobs Paul Walker and Jessica Alba, pretty much unfolds as one would expect.

by DEREK MAZIQUE

Two thumbs down

What is the meaning of life? Based on the book by Walter Kirn, the new film Thumbsucker tries, but fails, to provide an answer to this often-asked question.

by JENNIFER ZUCKERMAN

Toilet water, with a twist

Although Roman Polanski's newest movie, Oliver Twist, at first seems to have a winning formula, it falls short in the end.

by CHELSEA ALBRIGHT

"Serenity now," the universal execs said

Serenity, the long-awaited film adaptation of director Joss Whedon's (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) cult-favorite TV series Firefly, has all of the components of a typical sci-fi action film, and little more.

by JEREMY PRICE

The nightmare before nuptuals

Despite its amazing visual style, Tim Burton's Corpse Bride is never as original or engaging as it should be.

by MATT KURUC

We killed sauron...now what?

Originally a graphic novel published by DC Comics last year, A History of Violence offers complex but uninspiring drama.

by JEFF LEVIN

Film interview: David Lynch

Four-time Academy Award nominee David Lynch, director of such contemporary classics as The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive, is currently touring colleges around the U.S.

by JEFF LEVIN

Charlie murphy ALERT!

It's difficult to make a family comedy these days; the producers of Roll Bounce have learned that the hard way.

by TIM WILKINS

Welcome to the gun show

It's difficult to categorize Lord of War, the newest release from Gattaca director (and The Terminal writer) Andrew Niccol about an underground arms dealer's rise from rags to riches.

by EVAN KOCH

Film interview: michael showalter

Michael Showalter doesn't think there's anything funny about Brooklyn. The actor-cum-writer-cum-director, renowned for playing Coop in Wet Hot American Summer (a film he co-wrote) and for his involvement in "Stella" on Comedy Central, has just released The Baxter, his directorial debut.

by YONA SILVERMAN

EllE Is Dead

For a romantic comedy that borrows considerably from Ghost, Just Like Heaven is about three times sweeter and funnier than it has any right to be.

by JEFF LEVIN

It's like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Hong Kong-made Kung Fu Hustle features Stephen Chow, who happens to be the new martial arts "it" man. The film, set in '40s Shanghai, follows Sing (Chow), an alliance-shifting street rat who is caught in a gang war between the dreaded Axe Gang and the Pigsty Alley slum.

by TODD GRABARSKY

Inspirational Carjacking

Crash is a film that looks at the separate lives of a seemingly unrelated group of multi-ethnic people living in LA.

by STEPHEN MORSE

Gripping, no?

T he Interpreter, a well acted and politically relevant film, begins as U.N. interpreter Silvia Broome (Nicole Kidman) overhears a plot to assassinate Edmund Zuwanie, the president of the fictitious and war-torn African country Matobo.

by JESS PURCELL

PennConnects

Most Read