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Salinger
The reclusive author is dragged posthumously into the light.
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Film Review  September 20, 2013, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...The mystery that Salinger attempts to solve has nothing to do with how the writer captured on the page musings that speak to every new generation of sentient human beings and how his command of language stripped sentences and paragraphs to their perfect necessities and voice. The mystery that Salerno wants to answer is why Salinger willingly jumped off the fame juggernaut, resigned from being a public figure, and wrote voraciously with no desire to publish..."

Hannah Montana: The Movie
"Pop it, lock it, polka dot it," sings Miley, while also learning worthy messages about responsibility to family, community, and Mother Earth.
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Film Review  April 17, 2009, by Kimberley Jones
"...It's work enough for neophytes to sort out who's who – in Montana land and the mortal plane – and I won't pretend to understand the phenomenon; it surely boils down to some combination of commercial savvy; Cyrus' sweet, uncomplicated charisma; and a tween market hungering for a happy compromise between relatability and wish fulfillment. In any case, for this, the first nonconcert feature outing for the Montana juggernaut, there was never any doubt that the audience would come..."

The Aviator
Scorsese's best film in years is a work of bravura, classic Hollywood filmmaking.
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Film Review  December 24, 2004, by Marc Savlov
"...Those looking to catch a glimpse of the 20th century’s most infamous and raggedy madman-cum-tycoon during his obsessive-compulsive final days overlooking the Vegas strip with Kleenex-boxed feet and Guinness-record fingernails will have to sate their curiousity elsewhere. Scorsese's exhilarating rocket of a biopic focuses not on the decline of Howard Hughes (although the twitches and tics that finally brought him fully into the grip of lunacy escalate throughout), but on the man’s rise and eventual plateau, his loves won, lost, and discarded, and the indomitable blue-steel drive that made Hughes Aircraft the flawed juggernaut that it was..."

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
Nautical nonsense from a highly absorbent animated hero.
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Film Review  November 19, 2004, by Marrit Ingman
"...There's nothing you wouldn't expect (with the possible exception of live-action Hasselhoff) and everything you would: pernicious meddling by next-door nemesis Squidward (Bumpass); musical hijinks at Goofy Goober's Ice Cream Party Boat; and little bits of wry wit (and a decent soundtrack, with Wilco, Ween, the Flaming Lips, and much more, thanks to music supervisor Karyn Rachtman) to keep adult viewers from clawing out their eyes. Is it good? Is it bad? Does it matter either way? Parents, prepare to be steamrolled by the SpongeBob merchandising juggernaut..."

Gigantic: A Tale of Two Johns
No, it’s not a "wishful thinking" selection from aGLIFF, but a candy-coated valentine of a documentary about art-rock quirksters They Might Be Giants. (Actually, the world premiere of Gigantic occurred...
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Film Review  August 1, 2003, by Marrit Ingman
"...Watching a clip of the Giants hosting a long-ago episode of something called "Postmodern MTV" – featuring videos by the Replacements and PiL – is enough to make me want to cry for what might have been. In the best sequence, cultural critic Gina Arnold and others argue quite reasonably that unassuming little TMBG launched the juggernaut of "alternative" music..."

Scream 3
Third time's the charm in the concluding (maybe) chapter of Wes Craven's self-referential (and self-reverential) teen slasher series. As per the rules of the game, anything goes this time out,...
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Film Review  February 11, 2000, by Marc Savlov
"...It lacks the one-two sucker punch of the original, but that's hardly going to be news. Where Scream 3 triumphs is in its wacky, take-no-prisoners, I Am a Juggernaut of Terror, Hee, Hee attitude, which wisely makes room for some downright surreal moments amongst the carnage..."

Get Bruce!
You may not know Bruce Vilanch, but you've heard him on TV. Remember Oscar host Billy Crystal's riotous medley of Best Picture nominees? Bruce Vilanch helped pen that. And the...
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Film Review  November 12, 1999, by Sarah Hepola
"...And the Friar's Roast appearance that blew up in Ted Danson's (black)face? Yep, that was Bruce, too. As the comic juggernaut behind innumerable television benefits, tributes, and award shows like the Oscars, Bruce Vilanch “has given more lines to celebrities than a Hollywood coke dealer” -- or so quipped actor Nathan Lane..."

Armageddon
It's big, it's stupid, it's pretty kick-ass. That's about all you need to know about Summer '98's loudest testosterone-fest, the second in a death-from-above double header that started off last...
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Film Review  July 3, 1998, by Marc Savlov
"...His golden-lighted, amber-waves-of-grain patriotism (and there is much of it, usually in slow motion, always accompanied by elegiac music) begins to grate about 10 minutes into the film, but if you look at it as a bizarre comic element it's that much easier to stomach. No one in his or her right mind is going to take this juggernaut explode-o-thon seriously, of course, but as far as popcorn-grubbing eye candy with deafening sound and plenty of cheeseball Aerosmith tuneage (and progeny), it's great fun..."

Gray's Anatomy
Spalding Gray is like marzipan: You either love him or you hate him and rarely is there an in-between. This is the third in (I expect) an ongoing series of...
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Film Review  July 18, 1997, by Marc Savlov
"...For his part, Soderbergh keeps the camera moving, never allowing it to rest too long on Gray's haggard face. This flurry of motion in what is essentially a one-man, one-character, static stage play -- along with the director's clever use of offbeat lenses and challenging lighting arrays -- keeps Gray's Anatomy from bogging down in itself and becoming the ennui-inducing juggernaut the performer's detractors have so often hinted at..."

Crimson Tide
Submarines hold a near-mythic place in the pantheon of Great American Male Film Fantasies, and this juggernaut of a movie plays right into these childlike fantasies of the great submariner...
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Film Review  May 12, 1995, by Marc Savlov
"...Starring: Denzel Washington, Gene Hackman, George Dzundza, Viggo Mortensen, James Gandolfini, Matt Craven and Jason Robards. Submarines hold a near-mythic place in the pantheon of Great American Male Film Fantasies, and this juggernaut of a movie plays right into these childlike fantasies of the great submariner ships..."

True Lies
After Terminator, Schwarzenegger and Cameron worked together again on this odd mixture of chockablock action movie and restive romantic comedy.
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Film Review  July 22, 1994, by Marc Savlov
"...Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold, Tia Carrere, Bill Paxton, Art Malik and Charlton Heston. James Cameron only makes big movies, and, at a rumored $110 million-plus, this is one of the biggest: a gargantuan Hollywood juggernaut so crammed full of bullets, bombs, and bloodshed, your head soon feels like Italy and Brazil used it for a post-World Cup grudge match..."

A Better Tomorrow II
John Woo has remarked that this is one of his worst films, and though that's hardly the case here, it's also worth noting that this certainly isn't one of his...
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Film Review  January 28, 1994, by Marc Savlov
"...There's still another hour left in the film at this point, but why bother going into it here? Hark's script, like many of Hark's films, is a convoluted mess, rife with weird inconsistencies and contrivances, but nevertheless constantly steamrolling ahead like some unstoppable Dr. Seussian juggernaut..."

Last Action Hero
Overflowing with stunts, one-liners, and cameos, this would-be blockbuster overflows with unfulfilled potential.
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Film Review  June 25, 1993, by Marc Savlov
"...Trying to be everything to everybody rarely, if ever, works, and Last Action Hero is a textbook case in point. Borrowing heavily from Woody Allen's Purple Rose of Cairo, professional action director McTiernan has crafted a massive juggernaut of a film, overflowing with breathtaking stunts, witty one-liners, and well-chosen cameos..."

Matson Belle
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Music Review  July 16, 2004, by Margaret Moser
"...Matson BelleGoodbye Juggernaut..."

Beauty and the Beast
Yet another take on the classic fairy tale
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Film Review  October 7, 2016, by Steve Davis
"...The only time this Beauty and the Beast comes close to conveying any real magic, however, comes when Belle agrees to dance with her captor in return for allowing a visit to her family one last time. The majestic sweep of their movement across the castle floor harkens back to the groundbreaking scene in the 1991 animated movie that jumpstarted the Disney Studios juggernaut in the Nineties..."

Les Misérables
This extravagant adaptation of the monster-hit musical is a little pitchy, but it's still a potent piece of cinema.
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Film Review  December 28, 2012, by Kimberley Jones
"...Behold the weepie that has its own actors snotting into their sleeves. I’m casting no stones here: The quality-assurance boast of that monster-hit stage musical Les Misérables (itself based on Victor Hugo’s 1862 juggernaut novel) might as well be “Successfully Wringing Tears Since 1985!” – and I’ll be damned if it hasn’t wrung buckets out of me since I was old enough to buy a cassette tape of the original Broadway cast recording..."

Gay Place: Work It
Working out with Erica Nix may not make you gay, but it'll sure make you gayer
Columns  May 11, 2012, by Kate X Messer
"...LENELLE MOÏSE Check this intense Haitian-American queer writer/juggernaut, yo. Thu., May 10, 7pm..."

The Devil Inside
A woman tries to determine whether her incarcerated mother is criminally insane or demonically possessed.

Film Review  January 13, 2012, by Marc Savlov
"...Another faux found-footage film in the weak tradition of the Paranormal Activity juggernaut, The Devil Inside trades suburban creepiness for exorcisms gone wrong, Roman Catholic pageantry, and some extremely memorable and spine-wracking writhing courtesy of UK contortion artist Pixie Le Knot. Apart from the latter, however, this is a strictly Catholic-high-school-quality horror show...."

Pride Piper
Artist and Pride piper Silky Shoemaker brings DIY joy to the Pride table
Features Story  June 4, 2010, by Cindy Widner
"...She is, in other words, "a juggernaut of energy and creativity," as performer and frequent collaborator Paul Soileau puts it – one who throws down with and goes out on a limb for her beloved queer community on a regular basis. Shoemaker is that ultrarare mix of inspired artist and generous, committed activist: "She's very aware of protecting and educating and enhancing her community," says Soileau..."

Me and Orson Welles
Richard Linklater has crafted a joyful period charmer about that moment before a boy becomes a man and another man becomes a mythological figure.
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Film Review  December 11, 2009, by Kimberley Jones
"...One imagines the British actor broke a sweat trying to break this character, but it doesn’t show: His performance seems effortless, so commanding is it, careening from cocksure boy genius to bellowing, beleaguered director to ice-in-his-veins slayer of baby dragons such as disposable actors and mewling rival suitors (the bigger dragons, Welles' fraught Hollywood career would later prove, would be more difficult). Efron, a young actor best known for his breakout role in the High School Musical juggernaut, brings a lively physicality to the film, but it’s a tricky part: Richard may be trying to find himself, but the audience is simply trying to find a rough psychological sketch of the guy..."

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