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Culture, The Exhibitionist New on Video: Cyber-Silliness in <i>Hackers</i>

New on Video: Cyber-Silliness in Hackers

Man oh man, the Internet was scary to a lot of people back in the 1990s. Kids these days (kids these days!) who've grown up with it probably can't grasp the fear that the mainstream, particularly the Baby…
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News, Feature Summer Movie Preview: San Francisco Once Again Prepares for Devastation by Blockbuster

Summer Movie Preview: San Francisco Once Again Prepares for Devastation by Blockbuster

5/16 Godzilla Director: Gareth Edwards Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Juliette Binoche Concept: Giant lizard wreaks havoc, as giant lizards do; Golden Gate Bridge once again smashed (see sidebar) as smug untouched Transamerica Pyramid stays out of it.…
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News, The Snitch Brangelina: Guess What's Wrong With This Photo

Brangelina: Guess What's Wrong With This Photo

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have been poked, prodded, and splayed across so many pages that one could be forgiven for ceasing to consider them real, live people. Instead, they're a tabula rasa, an abstract concept -- beautiful wax figures.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The 84th Academy Awards: a Timeline

The 84th Academy Awards: a Timeline

People plan parties around this stuff, so we assume you probably watched too. But just in case you didn't, here's a timeline of the 84th Academy Awards ceremony. They make it this long just to mess with us all,…
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Film, "In the Land of Blood and Honey": An Anti-Movie Star Makes a Vanity Project

"In the Land of Blood and Honey": An Anti-Movie Star Makes a Vanity Project

It's 1992, and Ajla (Zana Marjanovic) and Danijel (Goran Kostic) are about to hook up in a Bosnian nightclub when they're interrupted by a bomb blast. Later, Ajla is one of dozens of women rounded up and bused to a…
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News, The Snitch Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Stop in Oakland Tonight

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Stop in Oakland Tonight

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, the Hollywood power couple better know as Brangelina, will be in downtown Oakland tonight for Pitt's premiere of Moneyball, a film based on the Oakland A's 2002 season.…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Pride of Flint, Mich.

The Pride of Flint, Mich.

Although Sandra Bernhard is touring under the banner of her new comedy album, I Love Being Me, Don’t You?, we don’t think we’re going to hear any of the same jokes. For one, the performer, known for riffing on whatever…
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Film, "The Tourist": Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp take a beautiful, soulless trip to Venice

"The Tourist": Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp take a beautiful, soulless trip to Venice

Men follow Angelina Jolie in The Tourist. Men and cameras. They follow her — chic, coiffed, assless — through the streets of Paris. They follow her onto the train to impossible, floating Venice, where she heads on the instruction of…
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Calendar, Night&Day "Skeleton in the Closet"

"Skeleton in the Closet"

Fritz Liedtke offers a counterpoint to popular culture's glorification of Angelina Jolie and her fellow fit-and-skinny vixens: photos of women with eating disorders. Even better, he lets them tell their stories with short and poignant essays, as with 19-year-old Em,…
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Culture, Artcap

Art Review: Fritz Liedtke: "Skeleton in the Closet"

Liedtke offers a counterpoint to popular culture's glorification of Angelina Jolie and her fellow fit-and-skinny vixens: photos of women with eating disorders. Even better, he lets them tell their stories with short and poignant essays, as with 19-year-old Em, who…
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Film, "Salt": Angelina Jolie is the first ambiguous action heroine

"Salt": Angelina Jolie is the first ambiguous action heroine

Salt, famously the Spy Flick Rewritten for Angelina Jolie after Tom Cruise Dropped Out, has been publicized as the cinematic equivalent of the 19th Amendment: Finally, a level playing field for female action stars! This is mostly bullshit, of course…
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Calendar, Night&Day Shiny Unhappy People

Shiny Unhappy People

We love to blaspheme, so we'll just spit it out: David Hevel is the visual artist John Waters wishes he were. We've seen Waters' gallery shows, and they're good, but Hevel is brilliant. Taking aesthetic cues from Waters, natch, but…
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Music, All Shook Down Aerosmith Announces Bay Area Date

Aerosmith Announces Bay Area Date

Though "Boston's Bad Boys"--technically they're Grandpas by now--jumped the shark several years ago, probably around the time "I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing" was featured in the God-awful movie "Armageddon," they're no denying Aerosmith have more stamina and staying…
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Calendar, Night&Day Fuck Vampires

Fuck Vampires

The zombie genre first tried to die in 1933, a year after Bela Lugosi’s White Zombie. It found out it couldn’t – it was undead. The zombie genre will never die, which is why Will Smith got involved in 2007.…
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Film, Go Ahead, Make Her Day

Go Ahead, Make Her Day

On a double bill with L.A. Confidential, Chinatown, or just about any film made after 1970 about institutional corruption in Los Angeles, Clint Eastwood's Changeling, a period drama based on a 1928 Los Angeles missing-child case, would come off as…
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Film, Violence Is Golden

Violence Is Golden

Of the summer's many revenge-of-the-nerd fulfillment fantasies — from The Incredible Hulk all the way down the megaplex food chain to The Foot Fist Way — Wanted stands the best chance of dislodging Fight Club from fanboys' Facebook pages. It…
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Film, Film Feature <i>Presenting the only Cannes awards that really matter: Ours.</i>

Presenting the only Cannes awards that really matter: Ours.

CANNES, France—The competition for the Palme d'Or is ongoing as I write, but the story of the 61st Cannes Film Festival is Steven Soderbergh's two-part, four-and-a-half-hour Che—an epic non-biopic that might well have been approved by Roberto Rossellini, envied by…
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News, The Snitch Obama and Bush are Like Family. Really.

Obama and Bush are Like Family. Really.

Finally, someone has taken on the heady task of figuring out what famous people our democratic presidential candidates are vaguely related to.According to an AP article from today, researchers at the New England Historic Genealogical society have found that Hillary…
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News, Feature

On Deck

The first thing you notice when you walk onto the set are the 300 extras in late-1920s period costume, seated at cafeteria tables in a holding area, gazing up at you in their wool suits (for the men) and cloche…
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Film, Mighty Heart, Mightier Spotlight

Mighty Heart, Mightier Spotlight

A skilled actor vanishes into a role; a movie star appropriates it. As presence trumps character, the star personifies Brecht's alienation effect, and whatever its ostensible subject, the movie becomes a vehicle — the latest installment in an ongoing career…
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