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Please Sir, May I Have My Job?

 

How to Have a Magnificent Period

 

Save the World, Do Butt Stuff

 

Oopsie Genius

 

No Big Bang

 

Heaven is Overrated

 

50/50 = Zero

 

Don’t Let Millennials Time Travel

 

News-sploitation

 

Confusing Hacktion

 

Calling all Grrrls and Wo(men)

In the world of documentaries, Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines! falls on the end of the spectrum that doesn’t rely on graphic images or astounding facts to evoke a wide range of emotions. Rather, it is a simple exploration of women…and feminism…and their role in pop culture. Simple enough, right? Although the film is independently made, it is far from low quality. Rather, the filmmakers...


Hocus Poke-my-eyes-out

Like a scathing satire of the Soviet Union or a mockumentary musical on grunge, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone sets its eyes on an expired target of cultural derision nobody gives a fuzzy rabbit about anymore. Dressing Steve Carrell in a Siegfried and Roy bedazzled jumpsuit only works if people know who the hell Siegfried and Roy were. Criss Angel, known for targeting gothic youth, is closing in on 50 years old...


That’s Enough, James Franco

At one point, our collective return to Oz (not be confused with Return to Oz, sorry Faruza) was going to see director Sam Raimi deploy Robert Downey Jr as his titular wizard. The short list after Downey split must have consisted of just two names: James Franco and “a bag of dirt and sand.” “A bag of dirt and sand” must have had schedule conflicts.

Look, James Franco must be stopped. For too long we have been...


South of Justice

Four movies have been made, and 16 years have passed since three teenagers were imprisoned for a crime they very clearly didn’t commit. The “West Memphis Three,” the subject of copious celebrity crusading and a myriad of documentaries, have become reluctant mascots of a legal system gone awry. An implosion of justice in Arkansas may not seem like breaking news to a country long fatigued about moral problems in the...


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