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Issue: Summer 2006

Night at the Museum movie review

A newly recruited night security guard (Ben Stiller) at the Museum of Natural History discovers that an ancient curse causes the animals and exhibits on display to come to life and wreak havoc. (IMDb)

Night at the Museum's producers recruited a stellar cast for this comedic jump on the supernatural adventure bandwagon. Stiller's character is given a character arc to follow, a fairly mundane one, and a caper-crime plot line.

Despite the special effects budget and talent that was thrown at this movie, it never rises above standard kiddie fare.

Movie poster, Night at the Museum; Festivale film review

Movie poster, Night at the Museum
Everything comes to life.

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by Ali Kayn
Due for Australian release 26 December 2006
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Title: Night at the Museum (2006)
Written by: Robert Ben Garant (screen story, scr) & Thomas Lennon (screen story, scr); Milan Trenc (book)
Directed by: Shawn Levy
running time: 108 mins
rating: PG

The Players: Ben Stiller, Carla Gugino, Dick Van Dyke, Mickey Rooney, Bill Cobbs, Robin Williams, Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson

Official website:
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