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    Film, Burning Japanese

    Burning Japanese

    It begins with the roar. That unmistakable sound, like an untuned violin bow being scraped against a rusty saw blade. Anyone with any exposure at all to global pop culture knows it; even Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin reused it…
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    Film, Saving Private Mad Max

    Saving Private Mad Max

    Despite what many believe, it doesn't come down to explosions, star power, or millions of greenbacks thrown at the producers. The true indicator of success for a summer movie is The Moment, that one memorable scene that sticks in your…
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    Zoom Lens

    The Monster Mash The American remake of the beloved Japanese monster movie has the faux sophistication to tell us that the creature should be called "Gojira." The new film should be called Gojillions -- it's as sure-fire and pro forma…
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    Gypped

    My first act of pop-culture protest came at age 4. When my parents took me on a Ferris wheel ride that stopped at two twirls, I yelled out, "What a gyp!" Shamed, the operator gave us another two go-arounds, which…
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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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