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Dissecting Hathaway's Brilliant Performance in 'Les Miserables'

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Two shots. That’s all it takes for Anne Hathaway to deliver what could arguably be the greatest performance in movie musical history.  

Les Misérables

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech) sure knows how to set the bar a notch or two higher, just to challenge himself. He follows up his Academy Award winning film by diving headlong into an adaptation of a beloved musical and pushes his all-star cast (featuring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway) to record their vocal performances live.  

Rio (Review)

Computer-animated feature revisits a seemingly long-lost style

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Plenty of contemporary animated features are trying so hard to be clever that they forget to be fundamentally enjoyable — and as for the emotional depth, we can appreciate Pixar's impressive track record without dismissing everything that doesn't live up to that standard. 'Rio' manages to be entertaining by working within an unlikely formula: making something that's fun for kids, in the style of movies that their parents would have watched when they were kids. Grade: B.  

Love & Other Drugs (Review)

Anti-hero story suffers from out-of-place irony and artificial characters

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Drawn from the same murky well of Hollywood ethical ambiguity that gave us 'Thank You for Smoking' and last year's 'Up in the Air,' 'Love & Other Drugs' audaciously defines its slick anti-hero protagonist as beyond reproach. The filmmakers are clearly banking on the allure of nude sex scenes between Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway to attract audiences, but the love story (and sex scenes) don't amount to much. Grade: C.  

Valentine's Day (Review)

Multiple subplots can't keep the plates of passion spinning

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Longtime Hollywood director Garry Marshall's latest is yet another date movie that's less than the sum of its parts. The sheer number of A-list actors involved spells trouble. With half as many subplots, the filmmakers might have been able to keep the plates of passion spinning atop their spindly knees. Grade: C.  

Rachel Getting Married (Review)

Jonathan Demme marries piss and bliss in a story that never misses, thanks to Anne Hathaway

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Anne Hathaway brilliantly creates a woman walking around with deep emotional wounds that no one in their right mind would want to wrap their arms around to offer support.   

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