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Review: Brave

Disappointing on a story level, this fable in the feminist Disney Princess mold (unremarkably so) signals problems from the start.
Merely good
By BRETT MICHEL  |  June 22, 2012
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Review: Snow White and the Huntsman

Hers is not the old clichéd path towards romance, but the new clichéd path towards becoming a kickass girl warrior.
Not the old clichés
By  |  June 02, 2012
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Review: Mirror Mirror

Had Tarsem Singh given his dwarves names that described his film they might be: Ugly, Creepy, Murky, Listless, Pathological, Sadistic, and Inane.
The least magical adaptation of a fairy tale ever made
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 06, 2012
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Review: Anonymous

For most folks, if Shakespeare didn't write those plays, it wouldn't be the end of the world. Nor does it seem a likely topic for Roland Emmerich, whose films usually are about the end of the world.
Absurd entertainment
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 28, 2011
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Review: All's Faire In Love

It seems that before actually performing in a Renaissance Faire, actors first have to appear in a movie about one.
Scott Marshall's Renn Faire stinker
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 28, 2011
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Headstart! go where they wanna go

There was a time when we wouldn't review EPs in this space (Sontiago is still bitter about it). Times have changed.
B real
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 22, 2010


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Fall Film Preview: Underground big-screen shows

One of the happiest and most unexpected developments in local arts culture over the past year has been the subtle yet persistent proliferation of DIY and/or locally-oriented movie nights in the area.
The local film scene revs up for fall
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  September 17, 2010
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Review: Great Directors

The chore is to blank out Greek filmmaker Angela Ismailos's clueless, indulgent voiceover and moony on-camera presence and enjoy the commentary of the filmmakers she's tracked down in Europe and America.
Documentary about filmmakers nearly derailed by its own not-so-great director
By GERALD PEARY  |  July 30, 2010
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The Big Hurt: ICP take on magnets

Would that I could simply post the entire lyric to “Miracles” by INSANE CLOWN POSSE and call it an article.
Plus Slash loves Axl and Dre does Freddie
By DAVID THORPE  |  April 16, 2010
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Unitards survive the ages


  Truthfully I've been looking for an excuse to do a blog post in which I could use this clip of Jean-Claude Van Damme dancing in...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  March 04, 2010
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Prep rally

Much of the early backlash that followed the Strokes' meteoric rise had to do with the idea that a '00s punk revival couldn't be spearheaded by a band of moneyed prep-school twerps — as if boarding school and rock stars didn't go together like marmalade
Rock's rich history of boarding-school brats
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  January 08, 2010


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The Big Hurt: Woo ware

A friend of mine offered a suggestion: I should make a ton of money by compiling and selling the most foolproof ladykiller of a romantic mixtape ever conceived.
This one goes out to all the ladies
By DAVID THORPE  |  August 14, 2009
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The Big Hurt: Devil music

When I was around 10 years old, I wandered into a rural flea market and found one of the greatest pieces of music journalism ever written: a forgotten crank masterpiece called Backward Masking Unmasked that had been written in 1983 by Texan minister
sgurd fo stros lla od ot su slepmoc nataS
By DAVID THORPE  |  May 08, 2009
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Royal pain

Every tragedy reaches a point where mourning turns to kitsch. Watch the trailer for The Queen (QuickTime)
Mirren and Frears save The Queen
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 20, 2007