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Film, "Wish I Was Here": Zack Braff's Indie Ennui a Decade Later

"Wish I Was Here": Zack Braff's Indie Ennui a Decade Later

Here's the new one from writer-director-star Zach Braff. Are we ready to give him a fair shake? Prerelease points of contention include that grammar-nerd bait in the title, the fact that he had the gall to Kickstart it, and, perhaps…
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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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Music, Reviewed Jose Gonzalez

Jose Gonzalez

It was only a matter of time before a Jose Gonzalez song appeared during the sappy monologue that closes every episode of Scrubs. His sensitive acoustic songcraft, built around contemplative lyrics and melancholy guitar chords, is the perfect soundtrack to…
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Home Entertainment, DVDish Juices Flowing

Juices Flowing

Jackass Number Two: Unrated (Paramount) The sequel to the dumb-ass jamboree makes its predecessor look plain and inoffensive. In short: more puke, more blood, more semen (from a horse, consumed nonetheless), more shit, more piss, more everything till you'd think…
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Film, Guarded State

Guarded State

Those twentysomethings, poor dears, can never catch a break in the movies. First this maligned generation is told, in countless gritty indies and perky studio comedies, that they're rowing through life without oars. Now, director Tony Goldwyn's admirably understated handling…
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Film, Coming Home

Coming Home

A good friend likes to say that there's only one kind of great pop song -- the song that someone had to create, as though the writer and performer had no choice. The song can be corny or cynical, upbeat…
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