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Casino Jack: Homo Conman Politicus

Casino Jack: Homo Conman Politicus

Casino Jack is a consistently amusing biopic starring Kevin Spacey as the manic,...

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Fame! I’m Gonna Be Harassed Forever

Fame! I’m Gonna Be Harassed Forever

“I always want to say to people who want to be rich and famous: ‘Try being rich...

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The Fighting Irish

The Fighting Irish

On Friday, I was shocked like the rest of America to learn that Richard Nixon had...

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Black Swan: Hysterical, But Not Necessarily Funny

Black Swan: Hysterical, But Not Necessarily Funny

What’s the most demanding sport? A 1975 Journal of Sports Medicine study by...

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The King’s S-S-Speech

The King’s S-S-Speech

In outline, The King’s Speech sounds like a Wayans Brothers spoof of a Weinstein...

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J. K. Rowling: Britain’s Most Important Cultural Conservative

J. K. Rowling: Britain’s Most Important Cultural Conservative

Kids these days have short attention spans. Or so I’ve often been informed. For...

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127 Hours of Hollywood Hokum

127 Hours of Hollywood Hokum

The exuberant 127 Hours, Director Danny Boyle’s first movie since winning the...

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Inside Job Documentary Passes

Inside Job Documentary Passes

Typical documentaries, such as Waiting for “Superman” and Freakonomics, are...

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Freakonomics

Freakonomics

The new documentary Freakonomics harkens back to the good old days of 2005....

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Ben Affleck’s The Town is a Perfectly Executed Heist

Ben Affleck’s The Town is a Perfectly Executed Heist

The Town, set amidst the fading (but increasingly fashionable) Irish-American...

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The Great Machete Meta-Joke Fail

The Great Machete Meta-Joke Fail

After the Euro-ennui of The American last week, Robert Rodriguez’s Machete...

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George Clooney Hits Rock Bottom (We Hope)

George Clooney Hits Rock Bottom (We Hope)

Why has The American, in which superstar George Clooney plays an international...

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Eat, Pray, Love: A New Low for Chick Flicks

Eat, Pray, Love: A New Low for Chick Flicks

Four decades into the feminist era, the number one movie at the box office is...

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Will Ferrell’s The Other Guys: Surprisingly Funny

Will Ferrell’s The Other Guys: Surprisingly Funny

Despite both a forgettable title and the fifteen years in which Will Ferrell and...

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