The Vancouver Sun from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on September 29, 2000 · 38
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The Vancouver Sun from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada · 38

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C6 Till-VANCOUVER SUN, FRIDAY SF.PTF.MBKR 20. 2000 .MOVIE WEEKEND. c7 1 ,i- jjSp' www.mTp IhenoTltxoiii IlJW DT BVlMfl CHECK THEATRE DIRECTORIES lJrl fLnllNlj.FORLOCATKWSANDSHOWTIMES irJ. AT INTERNATIONAL VILLAGE Abbot & Pender 806-0799 SH0WTIMES FOR FBI., SEPT. 29 THRU THURS. OCT. 5 Ball 14A 2:20 PM, 4:45 PM, 7:45 PM, 1 0:20 PM. DOLBY DIGITAL New But I'm A Cheerleader 14A 1:20 PM. 3:30 PM, 5:40 PM, 7:50 PM, 9:45 PM ULTRA STEREO Chicken Run G 2:40 PM, 2:30 PM, 4:40 PM DOLBY DIGITAL Chutney Popcorn PG 2:40 PM, 4:50 PM, 7.05 PM ULTRA STEREO Girl on the Bridge PG 12:55 PM, 3D5 PM, 5:20 PM, 7:25 PM, 5:40 PM. DOLBY DIGITAL Gladiator 18A 7:00 PM, 10:10 PM. DOLBY DIGITAL Mew Grass G 12:35 PM, 9:30 PM. ULTRA STEREO KIKulro A14 1 :50 PM, 4:30 PM, 7:20 PM. 10:00 PM. DOLBY DIGITAL Perfect Storm, The PG 1:30 PM, 7:15 PM DTS DIGITAL Saving Grace PG 12:40 PM, 3:15 PM, 525 PM, 7:40 PM. 9:50 PM. ULTRA STEREO Space Cowboys PG 4:20 PM, 10:05 PM. DTS DIGITAL Tao of Steve, The PG 125 PM, 3:35 PM, 5:45 PM, 7:55 PM, 10:15 PM. ULTRA STEREO What Lies Beneath PG 1:45 PM, 4:35 PM, 7:30 PM, 10:25 PM DOLBY DIGITAL X-Men PG 2:35 PM, 4:55 PM, 7:35 PM, 9:55 PM. DTS SEXIER A. i tn A Packet Anthology Of Your Kavnritc Foreign Movies!" A.O. Scott. THK NKW VOKK TIMUS "A MESMERIZING TRIBUTE TO MOVIE ROMANCE! FILLED WITH MAGIC!" 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ISILVEHCin "" T GRASrv lSILVERClWl0,V IOLOStwt fAMOJSRFPS . . FAMOUS PtAVFRS-, , CtNFPt F)C OOEON , i IVERCITY""-! ErtHCITY LARBBOOk1 W CHECK THEATRE DIRECTORIES FOR SHOWTIMES iSEuiV V W f vv ... . a NOW PLAYING! ri fsivs-i KtTllFORDI T)CSlwjDESr"l SILVERaTY'nl aVErXaM,,LT SVEIWTY", . '( 'vs . . (- iiTfw . . wrnirm . . tx?nnns , . CApwry . IpjgTREE""?! I CLEARBROOK iROtMONO CENTRE - ISHVEBCrrY "" CAPRICE4 HABTSr)0AD2-i1 CHUntAa J winmnovui CHECK "R-icATRE DIRECTORIES FOR SHOVVTIMES ttSN).' V mNumMt REEL LIFE STORIES AT THE MOVIES Read THE VANCOUVER SUN I MAX SHOWT1MES Daily: 9pm Add'l Shows Sal S Sun: 1:15, 3:30pm MKHanMKMT.SI "Baily: 6, 8pm Add'l shows Sat & Sun: 12pm rWMT!WSMt.5! Wolves Sat & Sun: 2:15,4:45pm MlCHABl, JOKDAH Daily: at 7pm EMAMmMSOCr.5! OPENING NEXT FRIDAY! CfKRWORLP 3D Shovvtimes subject to change without notice. 5, at the north end of Canada Place RVlfV Call (604) 682-IMAX (4629) THAN SEX! vii ncssii pa rii l is CINEMARK TINSELTOWN 1 2 DIRECTORIES FOR SHOWTIMES music of Antonio Carlos Jobim r6k f i 918 B"anvifle St i inn 1!.'f - f 1 '.Ij.llJ W1 ?-g VIOLENCE. COARSE LANGUAGE, SUGGESTIVE SCENES v fisa U VIOLENCE, 7 : K It. A si 1' T: i IN HER CORNER: Michelle Rodriguez Girlfight packs GIRLFIGHT Starring Michelle Rodriguez, Jaime Tirelli and Santiago Douglas. 14AU0min.l2 BY KATHERINE MONK In the testosterone-basted tradition of Thanksgiving-season sports movies, Girlfight comes as a welcome change from the expected routine for one obvious reason: It's about a girl. The story of a tough-talking young woman from the projects, Girlfight centres on the struggle of Diana Guzman (Michelle Rodriguez) the daughter of an abusive father who has a hard time dealing with her inner rage. One day, however, she enters the gym where her little brother trains and feels a sense of community within the dilapidated, sweat-stained walls of the Brooklyn Boys' Club. Diana wants to box, but there's more than one opponent standing in her way. The local coach (Jaime Tirelli) thinks she should try boxercise instead. Her friends think stepping in the ring with boys is too butch, and her father is a sexist pig who doesn't U 1 fit I JiJf I1 t MMOUSPLAnre f AMOLIS PAYERS. FAMOUS PUWEflS . r MWJUS FT WW CWtPlM OWON -y r ll "ANLt A'lArt'fb sn.VERCrrY MBaow roLOSSUS16! CAPITOL 6 1 ESPLANADE 6 THE GlWCtg'"''! j FTTH AVENUE cHJWAa(cna,; ) Iabbotsfohd1"1! 1 : . ' ' '': in Karyn Kusama's Girlfight. think girls should throw a punch even though we learn how his abuse led Diana's mother to suicide. These are big obstacles but remember, this is a boxing movie, the format that gave rise to such stirring tributes to the human spirit as Rocky, Body and Soul and the phlegm-inducing weepie, The Champ. At this point, we are so familiar with the boxing movie's David-and-Goliath proportions that we barely need to follow the plot. We can simply plug the characters into the pre-fab model and flick the switch to autopilot. Sadly, that's exactly what first-time director Karyn Kusama does. Substituting a young woman in the place of the universal Rocky, Kusama's film features all the training montages, fight sequences and soul-building moments of redemption the genre demands, but it never breaks out of the box. The gender-bending twist forces a few moments of novelty such as a sparring match between Diana and her boyfriend, Adrian (Santiago Douglas) but for the most part, Kusama h ''':! u 1 1 j 8 lvERcrrY",B,wr IsiLVERcnr"" F - - j 7-1 ,r '! i CHECK TMEEATRE DIRECTORIES FOR SHOVVTIMES punch pulls her punches and fails to rearrange the blunt features of the boxing movie's face. Despite its weakness in form, the film still succeeds thanks to Kusama's attention to detail. Everything in these frames feels authentic whether it's the sweat-coated gym, the Guzmans' low-rent apartment or the Brooklyn locations that give the film a gritty, Scorsese-ish glow. Most of all, it is the actors who redeem this movie particularly Rodriguez, an untrained actor and neophyte boxer who was discovered through an open casting call. Rodriguez not only talks like a tough chick with a heart of gold, she oozes raw power and undeniable vulnerability all at once. Thanks to her as well as co-stars Santiago and Tirelli GirZ-fight brings freshness and enthusiasm to a routine we've seen several times over. Vancouver Sun Movie Critic, At the Fifth Avenue Cinemas. tin.- ft ti ii Isilvercity" siivEHCiTYcmrH CAPRICE 4' " -rxi ' '"PI

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