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Calendar, Night&Day Your Slacker, My Hero

Your Slacker, My Hero

The Big Lebowski opened in 1998 to mixed reviews and a so-so box office. Fresh off the smash success of their breakthrough 1996 movie Fargo, Joel and Ethan Coen had raised critics' expectations for yet another dark, demented comedy in…
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Calendar, Night&Day So True

So True

When it was released in 1986, David Byrne's film True Stories was besieged by many of the same criticisms that would dog the Coen Brothers in the years to come — that it was patronizing to small-town America, that it…
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I don't remember ever wanting to just haul out and punch a movie before Gigantic. Interrupting every scene with a proud little fart of idiosyncrasy, Matt Aselton's auteur debut provides another limpsy indie comedy for the heap. The screenplay's per-page…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Speed Racer</i>

Speed Racer

Converting a fondly remembered cartoon series into a prospective franchise, the Matrix masters, Larry and Andy Wachowski, have taken another step toward the total cyborganization of the cinema. Gaudier than a Hindu-temple roof, louder than the Las Vegas night, Speed…
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I Did Not Know That

In The Big Lebowski, John Goodman's character, Walter, takes his gun to the bowling alley and points it at an opponent during a scoring disagreement. The victim, Smokey, is revealed to be "fragile, man," but not too fragile to submit…
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Film, Pure and Simple

Pure and Simple

If there's one man on the planet who knows how to market rustic charms to the masses, it's Paddy Maloney. As the mercurial leader of Ireland's phenomenal traditional ensemble the Chieftains, he's outdistanced countless Celtic contemporaries, trotting his group's unmistakable…
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The Dude's Big Score

The Big Lebowski Directed by Joel Coen. Written by Joel and Ethan Coen. Starring Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, and Steve Buscemi. Opens Friday, March 6, at the Kabuki and the Century Plaza in S.F., the Shattuck in Berkeley,…
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Something's Missing

The Borrowers Directed by Peter Hewitt. Written by Gavin Scott and John Kamps, from the novels by Mary Norton. Starring John Goodman and Jim Broadbent. Opens Friday, Feb. 13, at the Regency II. In these paradox-ridden times, producers on the…
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Living the good death

Scrubbed, gowned and flat on a gurney awaiting the cancer surgeon's knife, Garland Grizell was startled when the head nurse broached a touchy subject. "We have to talk about the Big D," she told him. " 'The Big D'? You…
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