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Film & TV

You can't touch this ... without seven pairs of gloves

Badass. This movie is simply badass. When was the last time you heard of actors filming on the side of a mountain with 100 mph winds and ice crusting on their faces?

by HANNAH WURZEL

It was a man's man's man's world

Getting punched in the face really hurts. Doing it for a living is brutal and difficult. Yet both are easier than taking a no-name boxer to the championship, especially as a woman. In Against the Ropes, chick flick diva Meg Ryan breaks out of her stereotypical role to play boxing's most prolific female coach, Jackie Kallen.

by JAMES SCHNEIDER

50 Chances to get with Drew Barrymore

What's that saying? "If it ain't broke, don't fix it?" Director Peter Segal surely had that motto in mind when he once again teamed up Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore in their latest romantic comedy, 50 First Dates. Veterinarian Henry Roth (Adam Sandler) is a ladies' man known to date women who are on vacation, thereby avoiding any form of commitment.

by LEAH COLINS

Sex bomb, sex bomb, you're a sex bomb

After all, an orgasm is better than a bomb," quipped relieved director Bernardo Bertolucci about the release of an uncut version of his highly provocative film to U.S.

by MATS OLSEN

Review: Miracle

When a story wraps up with an inspirational fairy tale ending, many can't help but gag. Still, in 1980 those same gaggers joined the nation in celebrating the United States Olympic hockey team's victory over the seemingly unbeatable Russian squad.

by 34TH STREET

Review: The Fog of War

Never answer the question asked of you. Answer the question you wish was asked of you," Robert McNamara says with a hint of a grin towards the end of The Fog of War, a documentary on the infamous Secretary of Defense.

by 34TH STREET

Review: The Triplets of Belleville

Sick of Phil Collins songs and cute animal sidekicks? Sylvain Chomet's bizarre new full-length cartoon, The Triplets of Belleville, follows the story of an atypical French family: Champion, a lonely boy-turned wraith-like cyclist, his club-footed, industrious grandmother, Madame Souza and their obese dog, Bruno.

by 34TH STREET

Charlize theron's golden globes

The Golden Globe Awards have always been somewhat of a mystery. Handed out by the enigmatic Hollywood Foreign Press Association to reward accomplishments in both film and television, the Golden Globes' primary function has typically been as a reasonably accurate predictor of the Academy Award nominations and, eventually, the winners.

by 34TH STREET

Hawaiian Wipeout

In the opening scene of George Armitage's The Big Bounce, Jack Ryan (Owen Wilson) quips, "For a long time, I've been walking down the road of life with my two best friends, bad luck and bad choices." Both of them have led Wilson and the star-studded cast down to Hawaii on a terrible remake of an already awful 1969 film based on a novel by Elmore Leonard (Get Shorty). Ryan, the wild-haired surfer rebel and petty criminal, is fired from his construction job for smacking his British foreman with a baseball bat (take THAT, you cricket-lovin' fool!). Ryan is set loose in Hawaii, thanks to a pardon from the District Judge Walter Crewes (Morgan Freeman). He returns to breaking and entering and befriends the sinister -- yet scantily clad -- Nancy Hayes (Sara Foster). Nancy and Ryan collaborate to steal $200,000 from Nancy's lover and Ryan's former boss, Ray Ritchie (Gary Sinise). Ray's slimy personal assistant, Bob Rogers, Jr.

by COREY HULSE

Hey Ashton, You so Fine

Yes folks, it's Ashton Kutcher, all grown up -- with a beard to prove it. The Butterfly Effect gets its title from the chaos theory premise wherein a butterfly flapping its wings in New York might cause a tsunami in Japan.

by LEAH COLINS

Street Meets Young

Beverly Hills, Ca. After talking with the stars of Win a Date with Tad Hamilton for a few seconds, it becomes obvious that they are all perfectly suited to the roles they play in the film.

by JAMES SCHNEIDER

The United States Conference of Street Bishops

Of late we have been approached by many mothers concerned for the state of their children's moral health in light of the tragic lack of Christian values exhibited by our country's majority.

by POPE JOHN PAUL II

The cesspool of celebrity

We here at Street care about your moral well-being. We also know that some of you have been sucked way too far into the doomed world of celebrity.

by 34TH STREET

Benicio del Toro is Hot

They say that at the moment a person dies, they lose exactly 21 grams. On a death bed questioning this very phenomenon, begins 21 Grams, the new film by Amores Perros writer Guillermo Arriaga and director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. Originally written in Spanish, but adapted for more exposure and notable English-speaking cast, the film shows the intense few months before and after a deathly accident forces three lives from very different backgrounds to intersect.

by EUGENIA SALVO

Where Are They Now?

Caroline in the City (1995-1999) ? Caroline Duffy married Del and then tragically lost a limb in a freakish accident involving ink and a spatula. ? Richard Karinsky finally realized he was gay and broke the Duffster's heart for good. ? Del Cassidy was the first to create a "You lost a limb and I no longer love you" greeting card. My So-Called Life (1994-1995) ? Angela Chase finally got a clue. ? Jordan Catalano cut his hair and stopped being hot.

by YONA SILVERMAN

Quick Flicks

The Missing 2 of 5 stars Directed by: Ron Howard Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Cate Blanchett Rated: R Breaking away from his built-for-an-Oscar work on A Beautiful Mind, Ron Howard presents a less commercial, less inspired offering in The Missing. Set in rural New Mexico in the late 19th century, the tedious and thin plot finds Maggie (Cate Blanchett) accepting the help of her estranged father (Tommy Lee Jones) in a heroic hunt for her teenage daughter Lily.

by 34TH STREET

Nathaniel Kahn interview

Earlier this week, Nathaniel Kahn sat down with Street to discuss his new movie, My Architect. My Architect is an emotional and intelligent film dealing with Nathaniel Kahn's loss of his father, famed architect Louis Kahn, a Penn graduate and professor.

by 34TH STREET

Reviews

In Tupac: Resurrection, the story of late hip-hop artist Tupac Shakur is told viscerally through the use of his own words.

by 34TH STREET

She Was the Slutty One

We all know her best as troubled youth Jen on Dawson's Creek, and fondly remember her for films such as Dick, Halloween H20, But I'm a Cheerleader and, of course, Lassie. Now Michelle Williams is taking her career to the next level, as she boldly abandons Hollywood (goodbye Lassie) and makes her mark on the independent film industry.

by MAGGIE HENNEFIELD

Santa's Got a Brand New Bag

With the holiday season approaching, filmmakers are full of warm fuzzies in the hopes of touching a few wallets with that holiday spirit.

by EUGENIA SALVO

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