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This is the Summer Movie Extravaganza. Throught the summer of 2002 I will be watching every major film that is released and any minor films that pique my interest. I'm not doing this to get recognized or even to hone my writing skills, but simply because I love movies and I don't foresee another opportunity like this one in the near future. How often will I stumble across money and have a great deal of time on my hands? Exactly. So I invite you to read my reviews throughout the summer and use them as you'd like. This will be fun for both of us.
That Nick Hornby's so hot right now. After the success of High Fidelity, Hollywood couldn't pass up on the opportunity to cash in the #2 writer out of the UK (behind our friend J.K. Rowling, of course). And thus, the visual storytelling of About a Boy was born.

For those out of the loop, this movie is about a listless, cynnical, fiscally endowed 30-something and his unexpected relationship with a young boy. Will, played by Hugh Grant, is perfectly content having no close relationships and spending his day grooming himself and watching the telly. When a young boy, played by Nicholas Hoult, stumbles into his life, everything changes. I'm hoping you can fill in the blanks from here on out.

There were two pleasing results from this film...

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Hype. This film has been all about hype. The reviews have all talked about the hype. Hype hype hype. How did this movie compare to the hype? Look, I'm not going to talk about hype. I'm going to tell you what I thought and whether or not you should see this. So if hype's your thing, go elsewhere.

I never grew up watching Star Wars. In fact, I hadn't watched all of episodes IV-VI until sophmore year of high school. Nonetheless, the series has this power over you. Your body leads you into the theater regardless of whether you'd like to see the new installments in the series. And so, I went to see Episode II. I was especially eager because I had read a number of positive reviews and listened to positive testaments.

Enough with the build up, this movie was great. I had my doubts, like everyone, but this film was much more cohesive than Episode I.

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"Your hair, it's everywhere. Screaming infidelities And taking its wear." Oh Dashboard, you know the hurt caused by your woman's other man. You and Richard Gere are one and the same. Unfortunately, your music has become annoying and I will look elsewhere to learn about the sting of adultury.

In Unfaithful, we see a very honest, albeit extreme, depiction of sneakin' around. Director Adrian Lyne has had numerous opportunities (Indecent Proposal, Fatal Attraction) to perfect the adultury movie and uses this film to break out of the unfeasable plots and try to tackle something a bit more grounded. Some of the elements remain extreme, but the development of the extramarrital relationship is quite plausible.

The film begins with a depiction of the perfect little family. Richard Gere, Diane Lane and their daughter live in a beautiful house in the suburbs without a care in the world. Then, a chance meeting between Lane's character and a handsome, foreign stranger changes everything. The relationship develops, Gere finds out about it, and then confronts the 3rd wheel...

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Weekend of May 3th
Hollywood Ending Trailer
Spider-Man Trailer
Deuces Wild Trailer

Weekend of May 10th
Ultimate X Trailer
The New Guy Trailer
Unfaithful Trailer

Weekend of May 17th
Star Wars: Episode II Trailer
About a Boy Trailer

Weekend of May 24th
Enough Trailer
Insomnia Trailer
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron Info

Weekend of May 31th
The Importance of Being Earnest Trailer
CQ Trailer
The Sum of All Fears Trailer
Undercover Brother Trailer

Weekend of June 7th
Bad Company Info
The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Trailer

Weekend of June 14th
The Bourne Identity Trailer
Scooby-Doo Trailer
Windtalkers Trailer

Weekend of June 21th
Lilo & Stitch Trailer
Minority Report Trailer
Juwanna Mann Info

Weekend of June 28th
Mr. Deeds Trailer
Pumpkin Trailer
Lovely and Amazing Trailer

Weekend of July 5th
Men in Black II Trailer
Notorious C.H.O. Trailer
The Powerpuff Girls Trailer
Like Mike Trailer

Weekend of July 12th
The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course Trailer
Blue Crush Info
Reign of Fire Trailer
Road to Perdition Info

Weekend of July 19th
Eight Legged Freaks Trailer
Halloween: Resurrection Trailer
K-19: The Widowmaker Trailer
Stuart Little 2 Trailer

Weekend of July 26th
Austin Powers in Goldmember Trailer
The Country Bears Trailer

Weekend of August 2th
Full Frontal Trailer
Signs Trailer

Weekend of August 9th
XXX Trailer
Spy Kids 2 Trailer
The Good Girl Info
Blood Work Info

Weekend of August 16th
The Adventures of Pluto Nash Info
Master of Disguise Trailer
Simone Info
Serving Sara Info

Weekend of August 23th
One Hour Photo Trailer
A Guy Thing Info
They Info

Weekend of August 30th
Possession Info