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Film Reviews: FilmClash: a blitz review of five recently released theatrical films

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The Strangers (2008) Rogue Pictures Director Bryan Bertino Screenplay Bryan Bertino Producers Doug Davison, Nathan Kahane, Roy Lee Cinematographer Peter Sova Art Director Linwood Taylor Edited by Kevin Greutert Starring Liv Tyler (Kristen McKay), Scott Speedman (James Hoyt), Glenn Howerton (Mike) Runtime 90 minutes

Kung Fu Panda (2008) Dreamworks Animation Director Mark Osborne, John Stevenson Screenplay Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger Producer Melissa Cobb Cinematographer Yong Duk Jhun Art Director Tang Kheng Heng Voiced by Jack Black (Po), Dustin Hoffman (Shifu), Ian McShane (Tai Lung), Angelina Jolie (Tigress), Seth Rogen (Mantis), Lucy Liu (Viper), Jackie Chan (Monkey) Runtime 92 minutes

My Blueberry Nights (2007) Block 2 Pictures Director Kar Wai Wong Screenplay Kar Wai Wong Producers Stphane Kooshmanian, Jean-Louis Piel, Wang Wei Cinematographer Darius Khondji Art Director Judy Rhee Starring Norah Jones (Elizabeth), Jude Law (Jeremy), David Straitharn (Arnie Copeland), Rachel Weisz (Sue Lyne Copeland), Natalie Portman (Leslie) Runtime 90 minutes

Young@Heart (2007) Walker Geroge Films Director Stephen Walker Producers Hannah Beckerman, Sally George, Jane Villiers Cinematographer Ed Marritz Starring An incredible group of senior citizens Runtime 107 minutes

Don't Mess With the Zohan (2008) Happy Madison Productions Director Dennis Dugan Screenplay Adam Sandler, Robert Smigel Producers Barry Bernardi, Jack Giarraputo, Daryl Kass, Alrdic La'Auli Porter Cinematographer Michael Barrett Art Directors Toni Barton, John Collins, Marco Niro Starring Adam Sandler (Zohan), John Turturro (The Phantom), Emmanuelle Chriqui (Dalia), Nick Swardson (Michael), Rob Schneider (Salim) Runtime 113 minutes

Keywords: Don't Mess With the Zohan (2008); Kung Fu Panda (2008); My Blueberry Nights (2007); The Strangers (2008); Young@Heart (2007)

Document Type: Review Article


Affiliations: University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Publication date: October 7, 2008

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