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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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Film, Tony Scott, Trailblazer

Tony Scott, Trailblazer

OK, so Jerry Bruckheimer and Tony Scott were asking for it by naming their latest mega-production Dejà Vu. These dudes aren't exactly paragons of innovation, unless taking rhetorical hysteria to awesome new heights counts. As the opening credits roll —…
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Film, Fool's Gold

Fool's Gold

The fact that 2003's Pirates of the Caribbean: the Curse of the Black Pearl was such a hit had much to do with viewers' pre-launch expectations, which were approximately none. Who could have been blamed for thinking a Gore Verbinski-directed,…
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Film, Cage Death Match

Cage Death Match

Jerry Bruckheimer has always insisted he cares less about critical acclaim than commercial appeal. "We make movies for the common man," he said almost three years ago, as Black Hawk Down was crash-landing in theaters. "The pictures that I've made…
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Film, U.S.A.-holes

U.S.A.-holes

A parody of Gerry Anderson marionette shows (like Thunderbirds and Joe 90), Jerry Bruckheimer action movies, and the '80s cartoon/toy line M.A.S.K. , Team America: World Police boils all those ingredients down to their essences, starting with the theme song…
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Culture, Stuff Devil's Advocate

Devil's Advocate

It should be so easy to hate this man sitting on a couch in a high-priced hotel suite, this man sharing his bottle of Evian. He is, after all, a demon dressed head to toe (or tail?) in slate gray,…
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Starr Chamber

Enemy of the State Directed by Tony Scott. Written by David Marconi. Starring Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, and Loren Dean. Opens Friday, Nov. 20, at area theaters. Here we go again. Enemy of the State is Fascism in…
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