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Film, "The Last Stand": Arnold Does Arnold

"The Last Stand": Arnold Does Arnold

Shrewd ex-politico that he is, Arnold Schwarzenegger has made his comeback movie after a decade-long hiatus a modestly scaled action programmer — more Raw Deal than Terminator — that does exactly what it should: It leaves us wanting more. Still…
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Film, "Broken City": A Miserable Film Full of Miserable People

"Broken City": A Miserable Film Full of Miserable People

Prodigious early success has hung like a sword of Damocles over the careers of twin-brother filmmakers Allen and Albert Hughes, who burst onto the scene like a roman candle with their brilliant 1990 debut, Menace II Society, then spent the…
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Film, Feature "Gangster Squad": Will Beall Faces the Thin Blue Line

"Gangster Squad": Will Beall Faces the Thin Blue Line

"Like a lot of other stuff in my life, I sort of fell backwards into it," screenwriter Will Beall says of his unexpected perch atop Hollywood's A-list. Unexpected, because just five years ago Beall was busy working for Tinseltown's second…
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Film, "Zero Dark Thirty:" The Long, Dark Night

"Zero Dark Thirty:" The Long, Dark Night

"Just so you know, it's going to take a while," says the CIA officer to his newly arrived colleague at the start of Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty. The year is 2003, the place a secret prison (or "black site")…
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Film, "Django Unchained": A History of Violence

"Django Unchained": A History of Violence

Watching Django Unchained, it's easy to imagine that Quentin Tarantino had such a blast making his last picture, the ebullient Holocaust fantasia Inglourious Basterds, that he decided to take his whole blood-spattered historical tent show on the road, this time…
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Film, "Les Misérables": The Follies of 1832

"Les Misérables": The Follies of 1832

You can hear the people sing — really hear them — in the long-gestating screen version of that Broadway juggernaut Les Misérables. Countering the standard practice of having the actors in a film musical lip-synch their songs to prerecorded tracks…
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Film, Film Feature Don't Stop Believing: David Chase Achieves His Dreams

Don't Stop Believing: David Chase Achieves His Dreams

David Chase looks like he wants to whack somebody. Not just anybody, mind you, but the middle-age guy with the bad dye job a few tables away from us in the Library Bar of the Regency Hotel. "Hiya!" bellows the…
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Film, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey": Slouching Toward Erebor

"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey": Slouching Toward Erebor

Welcome back to Middle-Earth. It has been nearly a decade since writer-director Peter Jackson last set foot on J.R.R. Tolkien's hallowed ground, signing off on a spectacular trilogy of films adapted from the British author's Lord of the Rings novels.…
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News, Feature Paul Thomas Anderson: Master of "The Master"

Paul Thomas Anderson: Master of "The Master"

"I've made six movies, and I feel like I'm only just finally figuring out how this business fucking works," Paul Thomas Anderson says on an unseasonably mild August afternoon in Astoria, Queens, where later tonight he will preview his latest…
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Film, Christopher Nolan interview: Can "Inception" director save the summer?

Christopher Nolan interview: Can "Inception" director save the summer?

Christopher Nolan doesn't wear a black cape (though he is partial to a finely tailored dark suit) and, to the best of my knowledge, harbors no secret identities (unless you count his dual British and American passports). But like a…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>An Education</i>

An Education

The title is a double entendre in An Education, the film version of British journalist Lynn Barber’s memoir about the crash course she received in the “university of life” while studying for her A-levels in early-1960s suburban London. So, too,…
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    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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