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WhiteoutHow cold is it in Antarctica? Cold enough for hands to freeze — but lips to remain kissing soft. Or at least that's the bad news/good news for Kate...WhiteoutAction/AdventureRHow cold is it in Antarctica? Cold enough for hands to freeze — but lips to remain kissing soft. Or at least that's the bad news/good news for Kate...2009-09-15Gabriel MachtTom SkerrittGabriel Macht, Tom SkerrittWarner Bros.
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Whiteout

Genre: Action/Adventure; Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Gabriel Macht, Tom Skerritt; Director: Dominic Sena; Author: Carey Hayes, Chad Hayes, Erich Hoeber, Jon Hoeber; Release Date Wide: 09/11/2009; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Warner Bros.

How cold is it in Antarctica? Cold enough for hands to freeze — but lips to remain kissing soft. Or at least that’s the bad news/good news for Kate Beckinsale as a comely U.S. marshal at an ice-encrusted American research station, investigating a homicide when not battling flashbacks of Something Bad that once happened to her in Miami. Whiteout is a conventionally jam-packed, dutifully ludicrous action thriller, based on a graphic novel, which features the lithe marshal in a steamy shower and a chase scene in zero-degree visibility (the bad guy wields a scary pickax). As a bonus, a team of screenwriters devised a prologue involving those sturdiest of menaces — 1950s-style Russians swigging vodka. Ah, but are they merely red herrings? C+

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