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Review: Marvel's The Avengers
Even for a hard-ass like Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), head of the ultra-secret S.H.I.E.L.D agency, getting a billionaire genius in a metal suit, a scientist with a bad temper, a cryogenically preserved WWII warrior, a Norse god, and two secret agents
Awkward first steps
| May 04, 2012
Of all the groups of people from among the wide array of demographics to choose from, I never expected the world of nerd-dom to generate my eleventh-hour inspiration for a column topic, much less one about ingrained racism in society.
| April 27, 2012
Russian protesters can use your help
Back on February 21, Pussy Riot, a group of Russian artist-activists, staged a "punk prayer" to the Virgin Mary, dancing, singing, and chanting at the altar of Moscow's Christ the Saviour Cathedral, in an effort to promote human rights in Russia, which
| April 27, 2012
Review: Iron Man 2
Maybe I’m just relieved that it wasn’t in 3-D, or maybe actor Justin Theroux (frequent David Lynch collaborator and co-scripter of Tropic Thunder ) is just a better writer than the law firm of scribes that pasted together the original, but Jon Favreau’s
| May 07, 2010
Ask a Black Woman: Harry Reid edition
Just in time for Black History Month, another installment of "Ask a Black Woman," thanks to JT in Portland who in early January asked me: What's your take on the Harry Reid thing?
| February 05, 2010
Review: The Soloist
A small, real-life drama about a homeless musical genius set in the urban present.
Troubled reporter meets homeless musical genius
| April 24, 2009
Review: Afro Samurai
Afro Samurai , which is based on the anime of the same title, follows Afro on his quest to find the Number Two headband.
| February 17, 2009
No longer is there an off-season or even a chance to catch our breath after the fall deluge.
A blizzard of new games
| December 29, 2008
Mac especially is a joy to watch, and a counterpoint to the humor elsewhere, as he breaks out Temptations-style moves with just the right mix of sly fun and respect for the music.
Plot and crass jokes aside, it's a feel-good film
| November 05, 2008
LaBute tries to engage issues of race, class, and gender in this potboiler, but his usual vitriol gives way to blood in the swimming pool.
Full of entrapping clichés
| September 23, 2008
With pundits already reading political significance into summer blockbusters like The Dark Knight (“Is Batman a stand-in for George Bush? Discuss.”), the meatier movies of fall arrive not a moment too soon.
Films with a full agenda
| September 08, 2008
Life and this movie are too short to have to put up with the little shit.
An 88-minute flop
| February 13, 2008
Resurrecting the Champ
The maudlin turns near the final bell mute Champ’s resonance.
| August 22, 2007
If you know your Stephen King, then you know haunted hotels have killer pasts.
The Shining gets squeezed
| June 27, 2007
Black Snake Moan
Craig Brewer seems to harbor a need to exorcise his white burden through films centered on black music.
Bluesmen and nymphomaniacs
| February 28, 2007
Fractured fairy tales
Times are tough when the Dream Factory has a better grip on what’s going on than the people in Washington.
Fantasy and reality compete for the box office in 2007
| December 28, 2006
Boston club king DJ Ricky Fatts is a busy man. Termanology, "Watch How It Go Down" (mp3)
DJ Ricky Fatts six nights a week; Claude Von Stroke
| September 26, 2006
Crossword: 'Field day'
Pretty damn corny
| September 20, 2006
Snakes on a Plane
I don’t know who had more fun at this Frankenfilm’s first showing: a fellow critic (who was frequently stomping his feet), the audience (who were frequently on their feet), or myself (my feet planted firmly in my mouth for ever doubting this film would f
The Internet generation's own Rocky Horror
| August 25, 2006
On the racks: August 15, 2006
. . . plus mothafuckin' snakes
Christina Aguilera, Panic Channel, Skycycle . . .
| August 17, 2006
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is blogging!
ADAM REILLY & BILL JENSEN
| August 17, 2006
Bono does Samuel L.
First came the homemade movie posters, then the T-shirts, the fan fiction, and the board game.
Snakes on a Plane fan brilliance, part 24
| July 05, 2006
Dots and dashes
Just about any list of the greatest character actors working today would include David Morse. And with good cause.
The career of David Morse
| June 22, 2006
Apocalypse now and then
With Snakes on a Plane and World Trade Center opening on the same day, this summer won’t be offering the usual escapist fare.
Doom, damnation, and other summer fun
| May 03, 2006
Wild and Crispy
When Johnny Damon took a $52 million deal in December to join the New York Yankees, it cut through Red Sox Nation like a rusty knife.
Yes, Damon’s departure changes the Sox, but they won’t be wanting for charisma
| April 11, 2006
A practiced hand in frivolity, director Joe Roth here moves on to something more serious: distilling Richard Price’s 700-page crime drama into a two-hour seesaw.
When a missing white boy, an alleged black carjacker, and mounting racial tensions collide
| February 14, 2006
Politics as usual?
Conspiracy, corruption, catastrophe — politics and world events sure can be exciting. Even the mainstream news is taking an interest.
Or will Hollywood cover the issues in 2006?
| January 26, 2006
New to DVD on January 17, 2006
With the possible exception of the days of Soviet Social Realism, people have gone to the movies to escape the daily grind, not relive it.
Junebug , Enron , Lord of War , Two for the Money , and more.
| January 19, 2006
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