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Once, Again

 

Speaking of Unholy Abominations…

 

Never Go “Full Arthouse”

 

Ride this Dragon

 

United in Praise

 

Cutting Room for May

 

Twitter Wars: A New Nope

 

Can Mew Dig It?

 

Fashion Backward

 

Yas, Queens!

 

For Me? Fine. So Dumb!

The theory holds that monkeys typing on a typewriter can eventually produce “Hamlet” by accident. Presumably, Jack the Giant Slayer is one of the monkeys’ lesser works. Hobbled together by five writers, one of whom is a previous Best Screenplay Oscar winner, this film is a series of studio executive notes stretched into two hours. Unimaginative, uninspired, undeserving of attention, this bloated monstrosity...


Cutting Room for March 1

  • Although the documentary Girl Rising sadly does not detail the first woman born with the superpower of flight, the film does have a pretty neat trick: it’s free to see! At least if you head down to Film Streams (filmstreams.org) on Thursday, April 4 at 7 pm. The free screening, funded in part by TD Ameritrade, will be held in collaboration with the Institute for Career Advancement Needs (icanglobal.net) and...


Cutting Room for February 22

  • Adam Sandler, whose contract with the devil that grants him riches and fame but specifies he must unleash the fresh hell that is a new film once a year, is returning to romantic comedy for his next outing. And he may be returning to a familiar partner in Drew Barrymore. Having forced her to listen to Billy Idol in The Wedding Singer and somewhat psychologically abused her in 50 First Dates, it is unclear the...


I Immediately Regret This Decision

It has been claimed by the defendant, Mr. Ryan Syrek, that the film Beautiful Creatures is neither “reductive Twilight barf” nor “derivative young-adult hormonal daydreaming” but that it is, instead, “charming and kinda fun.” The prosecution points to Mr. Syrek’s questionable celebration of such films as Miss Congeniality 2 and Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters as evidence of his compromised mental state. Let the...


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