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Author Gregg Tubbs

‘Cars’

Hybrids are the latest technology in automobiles, pairing the power of a gasoline engine with the smooth economy of an electric motor. But “Cars,” the latest offering from Disney/Pixar, is a hybrid of a different and delightful kind. It combines the sleek, “wow”-worthy visuals of Pixar’s computer animation with the rich, old-fashioned storytelling of classic […] Read More

They say talk is cheap, but the smart, funny satire “Thank You for Smoking” illustrates that talk can also be very profitable—if you’re good enough at it and open to the highest bidder. When consummate spin-doctor Nick Naylor (Aaron Eckhart) talks on behalf of Big Tobacco, people light up. It’s been a while since I’ve […] Read More

In modern times, there has never been so grand a stage for the battle between good and evil as World War II. Great leaders and common soldiers amassed for epic battles and bold gambits that would rewrite world history. However, not all heroes trod the battlefield. Some acts of courage and sacrifice were played out […] Read More

‘Crash’

Scientists use a machine called a particle collider to smash atomic particles at a high speed to break them into smaller, more elementary parts, thus allowing study of even simpler, more basic parts of physical matter. “Crash” is like a “people collider”—thrusting diverse individuals together unexpectedly, shockingly and often violently—giving us a look at the […] Read More

‘Walk the Line’

Oscar-nominated Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon literally light up the screen in “Walk the Line,” bringing to vibrant life Johnny Cash and his great love, June Carter. “Walk the Line,” just released on DVD, tells the exhilarating and sometimes harrowing tale of the early years of “The Man in Black,” from rockabilly rebel to country […] Read More

‘An Unfinished Life’

“An Unfinished Life” is set in the high-country of a remote Wyoming ranch. But it also transports us to the high-country of the soul—an inner place that is stark and lonely, where people hide their hurt behind cowboy stoicism and mountains of reserve. In this quiet and thoughtful drama we meet the emotional hermits of […] Read More