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It’s Stop-Motion Brilliance From the Low Countries In ‘A Town Called Panic’

There's never an attempt to mask nor rationalize the absurdity of this story. Rather, it's a world that's almost infinitely open and flexible, and that operates on its own logic.

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‘Hot Tub Time Machine’: Jump In, But Hold Your Nose

If you liked The Hangover, are a fan of any of the leads or enjoy the kind of humor associated with Apatow-style films, Hot Tub Time Machine may be for you.

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Janes Smiley’s Excellent Prose and Sly Humor are Here in ‘Private Life’

Smiley never writes a book without placing her characters amidst upheaval; here it's war, along with scientific advances and technologies like the telephone, the 1906 earthquake, and the Spanish Influenza epidemic.

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Girl Trouble by Holly Goddard Jones

If this came with a CD, I know what would be on it – Neko Case, The Drive-By Truckers, Gillian Welch, Kings of Leon, The Band and Mason Jennings. Like these artists, Jones makes America come alive.

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Does Late Night TV Still Matter? Jimmy Kimmel

In the third part of his never-ending odyssey of late-night talkers, the Rockist endures Kimmel and bits.

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Cute. Comical. Slapstick funny. These are just some of the tricks Hollywood abuses and exploits to mask the sexual harassment of women and appeal to

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All the Faith in the World: Holiday

Holiday is the sort of movie that gives those who do know it the satisfyingly superior glow of being in on something really good.

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Part 3: The Sixth Sense to  Fight Club (August - October 1999)

Films that have left a lasting impression on their creators (M. Night Shyamalan, Sam Mendes, David Fincher) make up the majority of Part Three of our Films of 1999 overview.

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21 Jan 2009 // 9:00 PM

Part 2: Katzenjammer to Xiu Xiu

From Katzenjammer to Xiu Xiu, PopMatters presents our second batch of Slipped Discs, 40 great albums that didn't quite make our year-end list in 2008, but our writers thought belonged there.

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OMG - The 20 Worst Films of 2008

There's bad, and then there's 2008 level bad. You know this list is looking down into a deep dark bottomless pit of cinematic despair when Mike Myers' shameful Love Guru didn't even make the Top 20!

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23 Oct 2008 // 12:10 PM

Words and Pictures by Steve Stirling

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12 Sep 2008 // 3:57 AM

The Women

Despite its title, The Women is not an update of George Cukor's diva smackdown of the same name.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: September 2008

From wars both past and present to a number of nail-biting thrillers, September is sizing up as a potentially profitable one.

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8 Jul 2008 // 10:58 AM

The Cloud Room, Ben Weaver, Windmill…

The Cloud Room Blue Monday (New Order cover) [MP3]       Blue Monday (New Order cover) [Video] Ben Weaver (both songs from

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6 Jul 2008 // 10:59 PM

Women: Women

Calgary's most impossible band to Google shows Canada got and understood the Velvet Underground.

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30 Jun 2008 // 3:57 AM

Tracy Morgan is not Tracy Jordan, the character he plays on NBC’s “30 Rock.” But the comedian does have a few things in common with

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Comic Lisa Lampanelli may have lost her big butt, but she’s still got her big mouth. “I’ve said now that I’ve lost

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13 Dec 2007 // 9:59 PM

Diaries 1969-1979: The Python Years by Michael Palin

No laughing matter: Comics' memoirs reveal seriously hard work, conflict behind success.

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Various: Think Global: Women of Africa

Anyone who has had more than a passing acquaintance with the African part of their music store's World section is going to find most of this familiar territory.

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1 Oct 2007 // 6:03 AM

For entertainer George Carlin, comedy is a secret weapon. “Laughter is a completely Zen moment. When a person laughs, they’re completely defenseless,” he explains

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

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"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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