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Calendar, Night&Day what kind of bird are you?

what kind of bird are you?

Moonrise Kingdom is a story of forbidden love, a story of leaving it all behind, and a story of staring authority in the face, then sticking a thumb squarely in its eye. The film follows a 12-year-old orphan, one…
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Film, "Stone": Edward Norton talks about his new criminal buddy pic with Robert De Niro

"Stone": Edward Norton talks about his new criminal buddy pic with Robert De Niro

Movie stars make a living peddling distinct, definable personalities. Edward Norton, a movie star who might have enjoyed the comparative anonymity of a character actor if not for the gossip-media market value of a few of his habits (an aggressive…
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Film, We Rent the Night

We Rent the Night

Pride and Glory doesn't make any effort to disguise precisely what it is: a barely-held-together string of vignettes lifted from every cop movie ever made, save, perhaps, Turner & Hooch. It serves up clichés bound together by a flimsy, bored-out-of-its-own-skull…
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Film, The Not Terrible Hulk

The Not Terrible Hulk

In recent days, Universal has been running a TV spot for The Incredible Hulk that gives away what should come as no surprise to any fanboy worth his action figure collection: the appearance of Robert Downey Jr. as, natch, Tony…
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Music, All Shook Down Ed Norton Smash!: Norton Feuds with Marvel Over Hulk Movie

Ed Norton Smash!: Norton Feuds with Marvel Over Hulk Movie

Reports have surfaced that Edward Norton is not pleased with Marvel's final cut of the upcoming Hulk movie. Norton, who plays Dr. Bruce Banner/Hulk, has a different view than Marvel on how the film should be edited, and is…
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Home Entertainment, DVDish Camel Light

Camel Light

The Big Animal (Milestone) It's a simple yet lesser known law of comedy: Camels are always funny. There are the jaws that drool and chew side to side, the front legs that move like a human's, the humps -- but…
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Film, Practical Magic

Practical Magic

If, at this remove, we can imagine Vienna in the late 1890s, we behold a great imperial capital in ferment. Gustav Mahler is not only reinventing the harmonic structure of serious music, but he is also getting his head seriously…
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Film, Psycho Cowboy

Psycho Cowboy

The Old West has vanished, John Wayne is dead, and — this just in — the two most famous ranch hands in America are gay. But there would be no point in telling any of that to Harlan Fairfax Carruthers,…
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Culture, Stagecap

Burn This

At the center of this play about lifestyle divides is the coked-out restaurateur Pale -- a dangerous and coarse fireball of machismo who invades the lives of a New York dancer named Anna, her scriptwriting boyfriend, Burton, and Larry, a…
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Film, Internal Despair

Internal Despair

At first look, the swaggering neo-Nazi skinhead played to scary effect by Ryan Gosling in The Believer seems to hail from the same cesspool that spit up Russell Crowe's Neanderthal in Romper Stomper and Edward Norton's deep-thinking thug in American…
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Film, Revenge of the Nerds

Revenge of the Nerds

David Fincher needs a hug, the poor bastard. Or possibly a diaper change. Ever since 1992, when he ruined the Alien series with the excrescence of his pointless, senseless third installment, he's been making the same bratty, obnoxious movie over…
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Shouting for Attention

American History X Directed by Tony Kaye. Written by David McKenna. Starring Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Avery Brooks, Stacy Keach, and Elliott Gould. Opens Friday, Oct. 30, at the Presidio. The spirit of the late Sam Fuller, fondly remembered for…
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Everyone Says I Love You Directed and written by Woody Allen. Starring Allen, Alan Alda, Goldie Hawn, Tim Roth, Drew Barrymore, and Lukas Haas. Opens Friday, Jan. 17, at the Metro in S.F. and the Shattuck in Berkeley. World governments…
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