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— Owen Wilson, Shanghai Noon

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Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life

Lara punches a shark, rides a motorcycle on the Great Wall of China, and dives off a skyscraper —Matt Anderson (review...)

Jolie fits nicely into Lara Croft's boots

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It’s hard to be objective about this Icelandic film about a Japanese man looking for the site of his parents’ death. After a vacation to Iceland, we searched high and low for movies set there. There just aren’t that many. So when this movie came out and it didn’t suck, we fell in love. I suppose its quirkiness is a little formulaic (an American outlaw and his girlfriend run from the Iceland police) and its production value is pretty low (it looks cheap), but the scenery is great, the story isn’t something you’ll see every day, and it doesn’t suck.