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Find love in apartheid 'Country

John Boorman does a brilliant job directing "In My Country," even surpassing his 1972 film "Deliverance." "In My Country," couples the subject of apartheid and forgiveness. "In My Country" tells the story of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings that took place in South Africa in the 1990s.

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Consistant 'Constantine' delivers

Keanu Reeves takes a departure from his Neo character of "The Matrix" films and manages to come out ahead in "Constantine." He possesses no superhuman strength, agility or reflexes. All he has is faith. Maybe not even that. But he does have skills that make him the ever-vigilant hero.

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'Hide,' don't 'seek' out this film

When it comes to suspense movies, "Hide and Seek" falls short of expectations in terms of shock value. Despite some surprises, the movie is slow and directionless, contrary to the perception that it's a supernatural thriller. Robert DeNiro plays New York psychologist David Callaway.

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'Love Song' loaded with buzz-heavy actors

John Travolta and Scarlett Johansson give outstanding performances in "A Love Song for Bobby Long," Shainee Gabel's directorial debut. This movie demonstrates superb acting talent and a great storyline. It is based on a novel by Ronald Everett Capps. Capps' son Grayson writes and performs some of the music for the movie.

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'Spanglish' speaks up

Want to see Adam Sandler in a more serious role? Here's your chance. Sandler proves that he's done quite a bit of growing up from comedies like "Billy Madison" and "Happy Gilmore" to his most recent role in James L. Brooks' "Spanglish." Sandler's maturity, a great cast and Brooks' writing and directing talents are what make this movie both dramatic and funny.

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'Blade' cuts a fine film

Wesley Snipes returns as Blade in this third film of the trilogy and he's just as great as before. David S. Goyer, who wrote the last two "Blade" films, also wrote and directed it. "Blade: Trinity" has lots of action, but it also has more laughs than the first two. So that shouldn't be a problem for movie fans.

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Lawyers, professors and admissions tell you how to get in

With the semester coming to a close, students are faced with life-altering choices. This is especially true for upperclassmen. You may be figuring out what you want to major in. At the same time, you may also be figuring out whether you want to go to graduate school. The point is that now is the time to prepare yourself should you decide to go to graduate school. This is especially true if you want to go to law school. One of the books you will need is "How to Get into Law School" by Susan Estrich. A professor of law and political science at the University of Southern California, Estrich writes a vast and accurate text on the labors of getting into, staying and excelling in law school.

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'SpongeBob' soaks up the sea with David Hasselhoff

In a long list of movies based on Nickelodeon cartoons like "Rugrats," "Jimmy Neutron" and "The Wild Thornberrys," it's no surprise that "SpongeBob Squarepants" would join the list. From the late 1990s up to today, all of these shows have all made their way on the silver screen.

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'Polar Express' pulls into theaters Wednesday

Director Robert Zemeckis takes filmmaking to the next level with "The Polar Express." Based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg, it is the first feature to use a process called performance capture for the entire film. This process requires an actor's performance to be shot by computerized cameras to create virtual characters. As a result, body movements and facial expressions are more realistic.

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