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Film, "The Cabin in the Woods": Horror-Comedy Mold Can't Be Broken

"The Cabin in the Woods": Horror-Comedy Mold Can't Be Broken

With horror comedy The Cabin in the Woods, writers Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard, who also directs, have created an intricate design that makes the film nearly impossible to talk about without giving away surprises. The basic setup (the talk-about-able…
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Film, "Cold Fish": Japanese Thriller Shows the Making of a Killer

"Cold Fish": Japanese Thriller Shows the Making of a Killer

With his impulse to sensationalize, Japanese filmmaker Sion Sono broadcasts the internal minutiae of his characters as something bolder, transforming Cold Fish from an exploration of jealousy, desire, pride, ego, and personal disappointment into a perversely comic Grand Guignol. The…
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Film, "Larry Crowne": Tom Hanks Too Eager to Please in Feel-Good Pap

"Larry Crowne": Tom Hanks Too Eager to Please in Feel-Good Pap

For a movie called Larry Crowne, it sure is tough to get a solid read on the character of Larry Crowne. Directed, co-written by, and starring Tom Hanks in the title role, the film seems to want to be some…
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Film, "The American": George Clooney stars in a deconstructed action movie

"The American": George Clooney stars in a deconstructed action movie

Sometimes you feel bad for movie marketers, tasked with connecting any given film to an audience as large as possible. Take, for example, The American. Judging by the film's trailers and advertisements, it's a fast-paced Euro-stylish thriller starring George Clooney…
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Film, The Joan Rivers show: More than just a vulgar broad in a makeup mask

The Joan Rivers show: More than just a vulgar broad in a makeup mask

Everyone thinks they know Joan Rivers. And they do. They know part of her persona and her performances, but they don't know Joan Rivers." Filmmaker Ricki Stern is talking about the documentary she directed with Annie Sundberg, called Joan Rivers:…
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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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