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Film & TV

No soap radio

After seeing the trailer for Radio, one might think that the film is some sort of amalgam of Remember the Titans and The Waterboy. "This is actually the anti-Waterboy. We tried to get as far from that sort of film as possible," says director Michael Tollin. Loosely inspired by a true story, Radio follows a mentally challenged black man who, thanks to the efforts of a high school football coach, becomes a beloved member of the community in a small town in South Carolina.

by DAVID MORGAN

Gwyneth Paltrow is overrated

Anyone looking for a movie about Sylvia Plath, the poet, should skip this rendition. The working title for this movie (Ted and Sylvia), would have been much more appropriate, since it is basically a summary of the tumultuous relationship between Plath and fellow poet Ted Hughes.

by EUGENIA SALVO

My life is a movie...

In honor of not winning the lottery this week, Street took a little time to find out what the movie of your life would be about.

by 34TH STREET

A Family Affair

If families who pray together stay together, then families who act together must contract together, because in Hollywood, not only do individuals get typecast -- sibling sets do, too.

by YONA SILVERMAN

Review: The Station Agent

In Thomas McCarthy's Sundance winner, the first time director/writer quirkily tackles the issue of dwarfism. This indie flick revolves around the budding friendship of three misplaced souls.

by 34TH STREET

Review: Veronica Guerin

Veronica Guerin is a moderately effective flashback biography, worth seeing for Cate Blanchett's curious performance (one part fearlessness, two parts foolishness) as the titular expos‚ journalist. Guerin, Ireland's most recent martyr, jeopardized her family and lost her life for the cause of improved anti-drug legislation.

by 34TH STREET

Reviews

Runaway Jury is a film about a landmark gun trial set in New Orleans. Plotwise, juror Nick Easter (Cusack) uses his influence and his girlfriend (Weisz) to sway the jury and blackmail lawyers on both sides.

by 34TH STREET

Peppermint Patti

Street sat down with Patti Smith at her October 9 performance at the Free Library of Philadelphia to discuss her show at the ICA.

by ROSS CLARK

Anthony Hopkins is a black man

If you've waited your entire life to see Anthony Hopkins play a black guy, your time has come at last.

by EUGENE NOVIKOV

A real celebrity interview

Jack Black sat down with Street earlier this month at the Four Seasons to discuss his new movie, School of Rock, working with kids and his musical career.

by YONA SILVERMAN

Broken ovens and prostitutes

Director Peter Hedges and Actor Oliver Platt sat down at the Four Seasons to discuss their new film, Pieces of April, starring Katie Holmes. Street: Peter, what was it like directing a film for the first time? Peter Hedges: I'm so pleased with how the movie turned out and everyone who worked on the movie.

by CASSIDY HARTMAN

The same ol' Stifler

Seann William Scott teams up with The Rock in The Rundown, an action comedy light on plot and heavy on silly antics.

by TODD GOLDBERG

C-K models in the jungle

Jake 2.0 Wednesday 9 p.m., UPN Just call Jake Foley, played by Christopher Gorham, the Six Billion Dollar Spiderman.

by CHRIS BELLIS

Why Macaulay didn't make Home Alone 3

Titanic Jack and Rose find each other in the ocean. Jack is able to find a board and tells Rose to get on it and she will be safe.

by YONA SILVERMAN

Quick Flicks

Secondhand Lions This clich‚-riddled kiddie fare fascinates solely because the director completely wastes his stars' enormous talent.

by 34TH STREET

Guilty Pleasure

I've admitted it before, and I'll admit it again: I love MTV's reality shows. Real World, Road Rules, Real World/Road Rules Challenge, Fraternity Life, Sorority Life, True Life, The Osbournes, Newlyweds. They're all masterpieces, Shakespearean in their comedy, tragedy and poetry.

by ALEX KOPPELMAN

If you want to sing out, sing out

There is something difficult about watching an actor who was once pretty good starring in a vehicle which is almost patently bad.

by YONA SILVERMAN

Review: Dickie Roberts

David Spade gets the shaft. Maybe it's because he came of age with the last SNL cast to actually do something with their lives -- Chris Rock may never be Bill Cosby, but he'd beat Horatio Sans in any laugh-off know to man.

by 34TH STREET

I'm not Velma, really

David Spade sat down with Street at the Four Seasons last week to talk about his new movie --in which he actually acts--occasionally. What was it like working with child actors on a film that's basically about how being a child actor screws you up? It's funny because I wanted them to be in the movie and I was like "I play, like, a loser - do you wanna come play yourself as a loser?" But they had a good sense of humor about it.

by YONA SILVERMAN

The hair, my God the hair!

Robert Rodriguez knows what he is doing, whether it be as director, producer, editor, or one of the many other titles he takes on in his latest and final installment of the "El Mariachi" trilogy.

by EUGENIA SALVO

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