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 2004 ARCHIVES
 2004 ARCHIVES
 2004 ARCHIVES
  2004 YEAR-END
 BEST FILMS OF 2004
 WORST FILMS OF 2004
 SF CRITICS AWARDS
 OSCAR PREDIX
 OSCAR WINS

  BEST of '04
 "GARDEN STATE"
 "THE FIVE OBSTRUCTIONS"
 "HERO"
 "THE AVIATOR"
 "MILLION DOLLAR BABY"
 "OUTFOXED"
 "ETERNAL SUNSHINE..."
 "BEFORE SUNSET"
 "KILL BILL: VOLUME 2"
 "SPIDER-MAN 2"
 "HARRY POTTER 3"

Honorable Mentions
 "BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS"
 "RIDING GIANTS"
 "THE YES MEN"
 "SHAUN OF THE DEAD"

  WORST of '04
 "Christmas W/ the Kranks"
 "Van Helsing"
 "First Daughter"
 "The Prince & Me"
 "Surviving Christmas"
 "White Chicks"
 "Envy"
 "Meet the Fockers"
 "Dodgeball"
 "Resident Evil 2"
 "I, Robot"
 "House of Flying Daggers"
 "Phantom of the Opera"
 "Jersey Girl"
 "Bridget Jones 2"
Dishonorable Mentions
 "Johnson Family Vacation"
 "Agent Cody Banks 2"
 "Welcome to Mooseport"
 "Twisted"
 "Starsky & Hutch"
 "King Arthur"

Rating translation:
 ****
 WOW

 ***
 Solidly recommended

 **1/2
 "It was OK"

 **
 Coulda been but isn't

 *
 Don't say I didn't warn you

Recommended films IN CAPITALS

  2004 INTERVIEWS
Dylan Kidd Dylan Kidd
writer-director
"P.S."
David O. Russell David O. Russell
writer-director
"I ♥ Huckabees"
Kerry Conran Kerry Conran
writer-director
"Sky Captain..."
FULLNAME John Sayles
writer-director
"Silver City"
Zach Braff Zach Braff
writer-director-star
"Garden State"
FULLNAME John Cho & Kal Penn stars of "Harold & Kumar"
Jena Malone Jena Malone
star of
"Saved!"
FULLNAME Charlie Kaufman
writer of
"Eternal Sunshine..."
FULLNAME Viggo Mortensen
star of
"Hidalgo"


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  2004 REVIEWS
  Released in DECEMBER
****"THE AVIATOR"
***"BAD EDUCATION"
***"BEYOND THE SEA"
*1/2"Blade: Trinity"
***"BORN INTO BROTHELS"
**1/2"The Chorus (Les Choristes)"
**1/2"CLOSER"
**"Flight of the Phoenix"
****"GOODBYE DRAGON INN"
***"HOTEL RWANDA"
*"House of Flying Daggers"
*1/2"In Good Company"
**"Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events"
***"THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU"
**1/2"A Love Song for Bobby Long"
1/2*"Meet the Fockers"
**1/2"THE MERCHANT OF VENICE"
***1/2"MILLION DOLLAR BABY"
****"NOTRE MUSIQUE"
***"OCEAN'S TWELVE"
***"OVERNIGHT"
*"The Phantom of the Opera"
**"The Sea Inside"
**"Spanglish"
**1/2"The Woodsman"
  Released in NOVEMBER
**"After the Sunset"
***"ALFIE"
*1/2"Alexander"
*"Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason"
***1/2"BRIGHT LEAVES"
0"Christmas With the Kranks"
*1/2"Enduring Love"
**1/2"Fade to Black"
***"FINDING NEVERLAND"
**1/2"THE INCREDIBLES"
***"KINSEY"
***"THE MACHINIST"
*1/2"National Treasure"
**1/2"THE POLAR EXPRESS"
***"THE SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS MOVIE"
***1/2"Z CHANNEL: A MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION"
  Released in OCTOBER
***"BIRTH"
**1/2"The Final Cut"
**"Friday Night Lights"
**1/2"The Grudge"
***"I ♥ HUCKABEES"
**1/2"Ladder 49"
**"The Motorcycle Diaries"
***"P.S."
*1/2"Raise Your Voice"
**1/2"RAY"
***"RICK"
***"SAW"
**"Shall We Dance"
*1/2"Shark Tale"
****"SIDEWAYS"
**"Stage Beauty"
1/2*"Surviving Christmas"
***1/2"TARNATION"
*1/2"Taxi"
**1/2"TEAM AMERICA: WORLD POLICE"
**1/2"Undertow"
***1/2"VERA DRAKE"
***1/2"THE YES MEN"
  Released in SEPTEMBER
***1/2"BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS"
**"Cellular"
***"CRIMINAL"
***"A DIRTY SHAME"
0"First Daughter"
**1/2"The Forgotten"
**"Head In the Clouds"
***"MR. 3000"
1/2*"Resident Evil: Apocalypse"
***"SHAUN OF THE DEAD"
***"SILVER CITY"
***"SKY CAPTAIN & THE WORLD OF TOMORROW"
***"THX 1138"
**1/2"WHEN WILL I BE LOVED"
**1/2"WICKER PARK"
**1/2"WIMBLEDON"
**1/2"Vanity Fair"
  Released in AUGUST
***"COLLATERAL"
***"Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut"
**1/2"The Exorcist: The Beginning"
****"GARDEN STATE"
****"HERO"
***"LITTLE BLACK BOOK"
***"OPEN WATER"
*1/2"She Hate Me"
**1/2"Suspect Zero"
**"Without a Paddle"
  Released in JULY
**"Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy"
***1/2"BEFORE SUNSET"
***"THE BLIND SWORDSMAN: ZATOICHI"
***"THE BOURNE SUPREMACY"
***"CATWOMAN"
**"The Clearing"
***"DE-LOVELY"
***1/2"DESERTED STATION"
***"THE DOOR IN THE FLOOR"
***"HAROLD & KUMAR GO TO WHITE CASTLE"
***"THE HUNTING OF THE PRESIDENT"
*1/2"King Arthur"
*"I, Robot"
**1/2"Intimate Strangers"
**1/2"THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE"
**1/2"MARIA FULL OF GRACE"
***1/2"METALLICA: SOME KIND OF MONSTER"
***1/2"RIDING GIANTS"
**"Sleepover"
**1/2"Time of the Wolf"
*1/2"Touch of Pink"
**1/2"THE VILLAGE"
***"WHAT THE #$*! DO WE KNOW?!"
  Released in JUNE
**1/2"AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS"
***"BAADASSSSS!"
***"THE BUTTERFLY"
**"The Chronicles of Riddick"
***1/2"THE CORPORATION"
*"Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story"
**1/2"FAHRENHEIT 9/11"
***"FATHER & SON"
****"THE FIVE OBSTRUCTIONS"
**1/2"GARFIELD"
***1/2"HARRY POTTER & THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN"
***"NAPOLEON DYNAMTE"
**1/2"THE NOTEBOOK"
***1/2"SPIDER-MAN 2"
**"The Stepford Wives"
**1/2"Strayed"
**"The Terminal"
***"TWO BROTHERS"
1/2*"White Chicks"
  Released in MAY
***"AFTER THE LIFE (TRILOGY #3)"
***"AN AMAZING COUPLE (TRILOGY #2)"
***"BREAKIN' ALL THE RULES"
***"COFFEE & CIGARETTES"
**1/2"THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW"
***"LOVE ME IF YOU DARE"
**1/2"ON THE RUN (TRILOGY #1)"
**1/2"New York Minute"
***"RAISING HELEN"
****"THE SADDEST MUSIC IN THE WORLD"
***"SAVED!"
**"Shrek 2"
**1/2"A Slipping Down Life"
***"SOUL PLANE"
***1/2"SUPER SIZE ME"
**1/2"Troy"
0"Van Helsing"
  Released in APRIL
***1/2"THE AGRONOMIST"
**1/2"The Alamo"
**1/2"Connie & Carla"
**1/2"ELLA ENCHANTED"
*"Envy"
***"THE GIRL NEXT DOOR"
**"Godsend"
**1/2"HELLBOY"
*1/2"Johnson Family Vacation"
***1/2"KILL BILL: VOLUME 2"
**1/2"Laws of Attraction"
**1/2"MAN ON FIRE"
**1/2"MEAN GIRLS"
1/2*"The Prince & Me"
**"The Punisher"
**1/2"SHAOLIN SOCCER"
***"13 GOING ON 30"
**1/2"Walking Tall"
**"The Whole Ten Yards"
**"Young Adam"
  Released in MARCH
*1/2"Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London"
***"DAWN OF THE DEAD"
**"Dogville"
***1/2"ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND"
***"HIDALGO"
*1/2"Jersey Girl"
**"The Ladykillers"
***1/2"THE MAYOR OF SUNSET STRIP"
**"Ned Kelly"
**1/2"Never Die Alone"
**"The Reckoning"
***"SECRET WINDOW"
***"SPARTAN"
*1/2"Starsky & Hutch"
**"Taking Lives"
**1/2"SCOOBY-DOO 2: MONSTERS UNLEASHED"
  Released in FEBRUARY
**"Against the Ropes"
**1/2"BARBERSHOP 2: BACK IN BUSINESS"
**"The Dreamers"
**1/2"EUROTRIP"
**1/2"50 FIRST DATES"
***"MIRACLE"
***"THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST"
*1/2"Twisted"
*1/2"Welcome to Mooseport"
  Released in JANUARY
**"Along Came Polly"
**1/2"The Big Bounce"
**"The Butterfly Effect"
**1/2"Chasing Liberty"
***"BIG FISH"  (wide)
****"GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING"  (wide)
***1/2"MONSTER"  (wide)
**"The Statement"  (wide)
****"TOUCHING THE VOID"
***"WIN A DATE WITH TAD HAMILTON!"
  Other
***"BLUE VINYL"
***1/2"HOW TO DRAW A BUNNY"
**1/2"Iron Jawed Angels"
***"THE LION KING 1 1/2" (DVD)
****"OUTFOXED: RUPERT MURDOCH'S WAR ON JOURNALISM"
***"PRIDE & PRJUDICE"
**"Redemption: The Stan 'Tookie' Williams Story"
***"SOHO SQUARE"
**1/2"To End All Wars"
***"WHAT ALICE FOUND"









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