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Film, "Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff": Doc on Legendary Lenser

"Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff": Doc on Legendary Lenser

He gave me half my performance with the lighting," says actress Kathleen Byron of cinematographer Jack Cardiff, who shot her in 1947's Black Narcissus. A rebuke to style-versus-substance segregationists, these words pay tribute to the star of Craig McCall's documentary,…
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I miss Arnold Schwarzenegger right about now, and so does this movie. Instead, we have dour, scrawny Jim Caviezel, come down from the cross, as a spaceman who crashes in 8th-century Norway. The Vikings (led by John Hurt) are a…
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Music, Bouncer

The Naked Ape: Body Image and Baboons at Retox Lounge

Seein' as I just love Planet of the Apes, along with all of its offspring (sequels, remake, TV show, merchandising), I was excited to recently watch Behind the Planet of the Apes, a 1998 documentary about the whole shebang. The…
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Music, All Shook Down R.I.P. Charlton Heston

R.I.P. Charlton Heston

The man who parted the red sea, fought for your second amendment rights, and took on a gang of evolved primates barehanded is no more. We'll miss that heroic, right-wing swagger. At least he'll never have to deal with…
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Home Entertainment, Game On Monkey Trials

Monkey Trials

What could be more fun than monkeys trapped in plastic hamster balls? That's the strange philosophy of Super Monkey Ball, a puzzle series that debuted in 2001. Much as with Marble Madness, the goal here is to cross the finish…
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