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Film, "Project X": Empty Hedonism for High-Schoolers

"Project X": Empty Hedonism for High-Schoolers

"There's a midget in the oven!" is about as inspired as the dialogue and set pieces get in this queasy-making entertainment about a 17-year-old dude's birthday bacchanalia. Produced by The Hangover's Todd Phillips, Project X repackages that franchise's skull-numbing hedonism…
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Film, The Popcorn King

The Popcorn King

It's a bright March afternoon on the set of Rush Hour 3, and the mood is tense. After shooting last winter on location in Paris, the production has returned to Los Angeles behind schedule and over budget. The Supermarine Executive…
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Lewis Blows His Top

Lewis Black: Red, White & Screwed (HBO) Like many other Daily Show success stories, Lewis Black is a comedian made for these times; his facial contortions and verbal tics are expressions of the Bush-era phrase "outrage overload." But unlike other…
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Film, Lucky X III

Lucky X III

When kids of all ages discuss comic books and superheros, there is inevitably one question that comes up time and again: If that one guy and that other guy had a fight, who would win? Comics companies occasionally indulge these…
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