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Film & TV

Disney Disses Harvard

"From small town Mathlete to big time Athlete," says the movie poster. Sounds promising, eh? Ice Princess is only watchable if you bring a punching bag for irritating Joan Cusack moments.

by PERRIN BAILEY

Don't Go to Bars

It's 10 p.m. on St. Patrick's Day, and you still have no plans. Your "friends" all went downtown to bars, but you can't go because your fake was confiscated at a party a couple weeks ago, and you weren't willing to pay the bouncer $50 to get it back.

by 34TH STREET

I just want to thank my girlfriend...

It's about midnight, and I'm greeted with the abrasive jarring sound of a moving cart rolling over brick in the lobby of Sansom West.

by MAWUSE ZIEGBE

Rory has muscular dystrophy

It's easy to expect inspiration with Rory O'Shea Was Here. The film tells of Rory O 'Shea (James McAvoy), a rebellious teen with muscular dystrophy, and his friendship with Michael Connelly (Steven Robertson), a shy boy whose cerebral palsy gives him difficulty speaking.

by JENNIFER ZUCKERMAN

Just a little deeper...

During the opening credits of this documentary on the controversial 1972 pornographic film Deep Throat, Supertramp's "Crime of the Century" plays, appropriately creating a foreboding tone for the rest of the film.

by JANICE HAHN

Adrien Brody? a Gulf War Vet?

Chosen for Official Selection at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, produced by Steven Soderbergh and starring Oscar winner Adrien Brody, The Jacket has all the credentials to be a great film.

by RUBEN BROSBE

Dave Serenades animals

Based on the children's book by Kate DiCamillo, Because of Winn-Dixie is the story of ten-year-old Opal (AnnaSophia Robb), who, still mystified by her mother's departure seven years earlier, struggles to find her way in a new town.

by MICHELLE DUBERT

Back up in yo' Face

It's two o'clock in the afternoon at the Ritz-Carlton, and action star Tony Jaa, promoting his new movie, Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior, is still without lunch.

by JIM NEWELL

Keanu Reeves still can't act

Constantine is intense. Intense like that shady guy standing outside Wawa on Spruce and 38th, intense like the lines for elliptical machines at Pottruck, intense like ... well, you get the point.

by ERIN BRANCHE

Wait, Where's Jim Carrey?

Never has Jim Carrey's penchant for physical humor been demonstrated more clearly than in 1994's The Mask, when he played Stanley Ipkiss' bedeviled character with unparalleled aplomb.

by YONA SILVERMAN

You a Ho

To set it straight, Born into Brothels will make you feel guilty if you're expecting dirty distraction.

by PERRIN BAILEY

Spiking The Punch

In his newsboy cap and jeans, Spike Lee saunters onto the stage in a packed Zellerbach auditorium. He seems irritated that he has to engage an audience of eager and inquisitive fans and scholars.

by MAWUSE ZIEGBE

Editors' pick: Favorite V-day movie

Lisa Tauber (Guides): Valentine Starring the queen of shitty movies, Denise Richards, this movie is just so ridiculous that it's good.

by 34TH STREET

Kevin James, You Can't Dance

Hitch rises above a seemingly formulaic plot to ultimately become a funny and enjoyable film in the middle of Hollywood's dead season. Will Smith plays Alex Hitchens, dating superhero, sworn to protect men from their own bad habits, poor taste and insecurity.

by MATT KURUC

Jaa-rule

Certain films, like Prachya Pinkaew's Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior, exist as nothing more than a platform to display a person's tremendous physical talents.

by JIM NEWELL

A Better than average chick flick

Though all the hopeless romantics out there hoping to meet and fall in love with a male escort might disagree, The Wedding Date is a disappointment.

by ROB COHEN

The Jamie Foxx Show

Best Picture: The Aviator Finding Neverland Million Dollar Baby Ray Sideways According to most experts, 2004 was a poor year for movies.

by JIM NEWELL

Love Me, Mr. Darcy

Jane Austin started it. Helen Fielding's modernized it. Now, director Gurinder Chadha (Bend it Like Beckham) has taken the novel Pride and Prejudice (as well as women's perpetual lust for Mr. Darcy) and injected some good ol' Bollywood in it.

by JANICE HAHN

We're not singing

A Love Song for Bobby Long aims to be an off-kilter yet heartwarming tale, but mostly it just plants itself in the middle of Crazyville and refuses to leave.

by CAROLYN DAUCHER

Charlie, You So Crazay

Remember your quirky and obnoxious imaginary friend who liked to throw spaghetti and cut people's hair while they slept?

by SHAKIRAH SIMLEY

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