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FOR THE FAN: The Italian Job (2003)

If you can forgive the shiny new chassis F. Gary Gray put on the Michael Caine classic and if you’re able to look past Edward Norton’s Musketeer-inspired moustache – two big ‘ifs’, we grant you – there’s fun to be had in this crime, ahem, “re-boot”. Theron takes on the grieving daughter role with vengeful gusto, driving stick like the Stig and even getting to punch ole’ D'Artagnan Features in the kisser for good measure. It may not be a massive test of her acting skills, bar one scene facing Norton’s villain on his own turf, but she goes toe-to-toe with an all-male cast boasting enough testosterone to fell a Predator. If the Expandables were ever looking for a female member, they could do a whole lot worse.

 

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1 RE: Devils Advocate!!!
I enjoyed Hancock but Devil's Advocate ended two scenes too late and suffered from a typical Pacino hambush. More

Posted by Lazarus munkey on Thursday June 21, 2012, 04:23

2 Devils Advocate!!!
Come on, No mention for Devils Advocate?! She is amazing, the real heartbeat of this film, am i on my own? More

Posted by pecman2000 on Thursday June 7, 2012, 16:21

3 Two worthy mentions
Two Days in The Valley - Psycho Blonde Barbie kicks Lois Lane's (Terri hatcher) a$$, and wears (briefly) some of the sexiest negligee ever. The Devils Advocate - don't let the devil into your head ! Sexy southern chick disintergrates into possessed mad crazy thing. This got my entire house screaming "NOT THE MIRROR!!!! NOOOOOOO! " More

Posted by danielthompson99 on Wednesday June 6, 2012, 20:28

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She's always good in everything she does...mostly because she selects her scripts well and stays away from RomComs...but Hancock??? That sucked balls More

Posted by ronniem on Wednesday June 6, 2012, 10:19

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Wait, wait, wait.... You recommend Hancock? :O More

Posted by Agent69 on Tuesday June 5, 2012, 12:35

6 Recognition for our Charlize
Thanks for this, Charlize doesn't get enough credit for what a great actress she is. And thanks for writing Benoni-born as if everyone knows where it is. :) More

Posted by Enzino on Monday June 4, 2012, 10:57

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"There's a whole world of people killing and rapping, but I'm the only one killing them." THAT'S a film I want to see. More

Posted by Jethed on Friday June 1, 2012, 20:07

8 Missing?
You can't have a CT retrospective without mentioning the classic that is Mighty Joe Young. Poor form Empire More

Posted by dapieman on Friday June 1, 2012, 13:57

9 One to avoid
Aeon Flux? One to avoid? Figure-hugging cat suit? Are you kidding? Who cares if it makes no sense. Figure-hugging cat suit. More

Posted by trouserpress on Friday June 1, 2012, 13:25

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