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A 20th Century Fox Retrospective Scrapbook: 2006


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Grandma's Boy starting 2006 was going to be shocking for fans of Shirley Jones, Doris Roberts, and Shirley Knight. They were all much cast against type in a risque stoner comedy.

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James Franco appeared in a new version of the youthful tragedy Tristan and Isolde.

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Imagine Me and You was also an inversion and was in some ways a LGBT take (with different ending) on 1979's 10.

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Martin Lawrence donned the dress again for Big Momma's House 2.

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Night Watch was a supernatural horror film from Russia.

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Date Movie was a Scary Movie-esque lampoon of romances....

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While Aquamarine was a film for young girls about two teens who befriended a mermaid.

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The Hills Have Eyes was an explicitly violent remake of the 1970s shocker. Kathleen Quinlan was the best known member of the cast.

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Thank You for Smoking was a scathing satire on big tobacco. The priased film featured Aaron Eckhart, Maria Bello, Rob Lowe, William H Macy, Robert Duvall, Katie Holmes, and Sam Elliott.

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ice Age the Meltdown was the sequel to the hit family film of 2002. The most inspired scene had prehistoric vultures belting out "Food Glorious Food"

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Phat Girlz was a romantic comedy that did not think it was right that all women were supposed to look as thin as a rail...

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Michael Douglas was out to prove he wasn't a traitor in The Sentinal.

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Water was a much acclaimed film from India about the lives of several widows.

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Lidsay Lohan and Chris Pine appeared in Just My Luck, a comedy where their runs of luck (good and bad) swapped after a kiss.

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Don't believe the title. More X-Men movies would arrive after this.

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The Omen remade the famed 1976 horror film. Mia Farrow got all the praise the film received taking over the old Billie Whitelaw role.

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Comic strip feline Garfield then took a trip to England.

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One of the highlights of 2006 was The Devil Wears Prada, a comedy-drama with Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Stanley Tucci, and Emily Blunt. Everyone did well with their roles, but Meryl received one of her signature roles, was up for an Oscar, and had her biggest hit in 11 years.

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Uma Thurman had an axe to grind against Luke Wilson in My Super Ex-Girlfriend.

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Revenge remained in the air in high school set John Tucker Must Die.

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Little Miss Sunshine headed off to Oscar glory winning for the script and for Alan Arkin, and also received a Best Picture nomination and much praise for its whole cast.

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trust the Man was a comedy-drama of two fraught relationships with Billy Crudup, Julianne Moore, David Duchovny, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Eva Mendes, Ellen Barkin, and Garry Shandling

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Viggo Mortensen went to Spain for the expensive epic Alatriste

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Idio cracy imagined a dystopia that was terminally dense.

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Confetti was a British mockumentary involving three couples vying for the magazine title of the most original wedding: the tennis fans, the musical fans, and the nudists were all vying for it. Martin Freeman and Olivia Colman were among the gaggle.

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Everyone's Hero, a kid's baseball film, was clouded by tragedy because one of its makers Christopher Reeve died before it hit theaters.

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Forrest Whitaker gained an Oscar for playing Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland, which also featured James McAvoy and Kerry Washington.

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Banditas had Penelope Cruz and Salma Hayek as outlaws.

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The Marine was an action comedy courtesy of the WWE

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Flicka brought back the famed horse. This time her owner was a teenage girl, and the gentle film made for good family entertainment.

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the outrageous Borat became one of the biggest sleeper hits of the decade.

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Russell Crowe inherited a vinelard from a late relative (Albert Finney0 and found romance with Marion Cotilliard in Ridley Scott's A Good Year

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Fast Food Nation looked at restaurants' practices, and did not like what it found.

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The History Boys was the screen version of a Tony-Award Winning play.

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Deck the Halls found a neighborhood war occurring over Christmas lights.

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Turistas was a slasher film.

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The Fountain (with WB) was a unique blend of the past, present, and future, with the same two performers (Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz) at the center of it all. It has become greatly respected in the last few years.

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Eragon was the film version of a popular young adult fantasy. Jeremy Irons was in this.

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Ben Stiller scored a major family hit with Night at the museum, also with Robin Williams, Carla Guigino, Dick Van Dyke, Mickey Rooney, Bill Cobbs, and Rami Malek.

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The year surged with a strone finale in Notes on a Scandal, a strong, disturbing film involving a bitter teacher's obsession with a younger teacher who had been seduced by one of her students. Pungent writing, and powerhouse work from Judi Dech (terrifying), Cate Blanchett, and Bill Nighy made this into one of the best films of the year.

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Those BIG MOMMA films did well for Fox.

The mermaid movie reminds me of SPLASH, which is better.

TRISTAN & ISOLDE is a beautifully photographed film. But the script is dreadful and the acting isn't much better.

NOTES OF A SCANDAL is fine.

BANDIDAS is an acceptable piece of feminism.

The Garfield flick has the most clever title of the year.

Streep seems like she's channeling Bette Davis in the PRADA movie.

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History Boys did a decent job of moving beyond it's theatrical roots, using much of the same cast. A great ensemble piece.

The Devil Wears Prada was another one which clearly established itself as a film on its own terms, though drawn from a book. Meryl Streep was stunning and her tight interactions with Emily Blunt and Anne Hathaway in particular made it a pleasure to watch. I'm not sure Hathaway has gotten all the credit she's due as an actress in general.

The ad quotes The New York Times calling Fast Food Nation a "political" film and I guess that's true. It made a good point in a really dramatic way.

 

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My top picks:

  1. Borat
  2. The Fountain
  3. Little Miss Sunshine
  4. Idiocracy
  5. Notes on a Scandal

 

I've also seen Grandma's BoyTristan & IsoldeNight WatchDate MovieThe Hills Have EyesThank You for SmokingIce Age: The MeltdownThe SentinelX-Men: The Last StandThe OmenThe Devil Wears Prada (good performances), My Super Ex-GirlfriendTrust the ManThe Last King of ScotlandBandidasThe MarineA Good YearFast Food NationTuristasEragonNight at the Museum, and The History Boys.

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On 6/23/2019 at 5:43 PM, CinemaInternational said:

The Omen remade the famed 1976 horror film. Mia Farrow got all the praise the film received taking over the old Billie Whitelaw role.

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It wasn't horrible but totally unnecessary, the casting of Mia Farrow was a big mistake, Billie Whitelaw was terrifying in the original, Mia was about as scary as a butterfly. 

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On 6/23/2019 at 5:43 PM, CinemaInternational said:

Little Miss Sunshine headed off to Oscar glory winning for the script and for Alan Arkin, and also received a Best Picture nomination and much praise for its whole cast.

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The funniest comedy of the 21st century. Every performance was pitch perfect, glad to see Alan Arkin finally get an Oscar. 

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