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Film, Enemy film review

Enemy film review

Jake Gyllenhaal is forced to confront himself — both figuratively and literally — in Enemy, a haunting Kafkaesque tale about identity (loosely adapted from a José Saramago novel) about a schoolteacher named Adam (Gyllenhaal) who while watching a movie discovers…
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Music, All Shook Down Hey Sexist Tabloids, Taylor Swift's Dating Habits Are Perfectly Reasonable

Hey Sexist Tabloids, Taylor Swift's Dating Habits Are Perfectly Reasonable

As you may have heard, Taylor Swift broke up with her latest fling -- One Direction's Harry Styles -- a few weeks ago. Tabloids and gossip magazines have been having a field day with this ever since. Timelines of her…
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Film, "End of Watch": Irresistible, Empty Entertainment

"End of Watch": Irresistible, Empty Entertainment

Born in 1968, filmmaker David Ayer grew up in the infamously troubled region known as South Central Los Angeles. As an adult, his Hollywood calling card was the screenplay for Training Day (2001), in which Denzel Washington played a corrupt…
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Film, "Source Code": Sci-Fi Thriller Worth Your Popcorn Dollar

"Source Code": Sci-Fi Thriller Worth Your Popcorn Dollar

Moon director Duncan Jones' sophomore feature, Source Code — a pseudocerebral, modestly budgeted sci-fi thriller with ambitions more Philip K. Dicklike in scope than the recent Dick adaptation The Adjustment Bureau — is a propulsive ride worth your popcorn dollar,…
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Film, Jake Gyllenhaal cannot beef up "Prince of Persia"

Jake Gyllenhaal cannot beef up "Prince of Persia"

The story in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time hinges on a dagger that can rewind time, a narrative conceit that doubles as a taunt to those who endure this cacophonous, frivolous adaptation of Ubisoft's Arabian Nights–themed videogame series.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Geek Chic

Geek Chic

Comic books were once the domain of nerdy kids who pored over them after school instead of playing outdoors with their peers. Attending a comic book conference was akin to renewing a virginity vow. But the medium has been adopted…
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