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18 Jul 2007 // 9:21 AM

Ice cream server one day, ‘Hairspray’ star the next

Yes, she really was in the Cold Stone Creamery, scooping ice cream. And no, she really didn’t know it was coming. “I knew I

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24 Jun 2007 // 10:59 PM

Ghost Rider (2007)

This script takes generic archetypes and applies them to specific situations only by the cheapest of character-development techniques.

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Part 3: The Stellar ‘70s

When it comes to post-modern moviemaking, everyone stereotypes the Me Decade as the genre's defining moment. In this case -- as illustrated by the 10 films that represent it -- the categorization is more than accurate.

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3 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

The Strange World of David Lynch by Eric G. Wilson

You read it right, folks: Wilson has written one of that film's most astute descriptions without seeing a single frame.

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Monkey Business (Part 3: July)

Finally, a month with only one remaining series contender. All wizard based Potter-y aside, this will be the most tenuous time for the business called show. After a strong start, the eccentric collection of entertainments here could make or break this potentially record shattering motion picture season.

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1 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

Brando

Brando is most original and inspiring when it looks at Brando's other work. As Bobby Seale remembers, "If I said, 'Constitutional democratic civil human rights,' I mean, it lit him up."

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30 Mar 2007 // 3:00 AM

Memory (2005)

Like a high school essay written the night before it's due, Memory reveals its dearth of imagination right off, with a frontispiece dictionary definition of its title.

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21 Feb 2007 // 8:59 PM

Shallow Graves

Martin Scorsese's hotly tipped Oscar fave, The Departed, plumbs the depths of the psychological and sociological motives of violence, loyalty, and duty.

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16 Feb 2007 // 2:00 AM

Ghost Rider (2007)

Now, not only is the Ghost Rider beleaguered by Mephistopheles' incessant demands, but also by this big-screen ignominy.

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25 Jan 2007 // 2:12 AM

Bingo! Bango! Bliss?? An interview with David Lynch

SEATTLE—It’s natural to think of David Lynch accompanied by a low, menacing hum in real life. Not an aura of bliss. But I’

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The Pay Off: The Best Film of 2006

For many of the movies on PopMatters' 2006 list of the year's best films, it is clear that a heavy personal and professional stake was riding on the final product.

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8 Jan 2007 // 2:00 AM

Inland Empire (2006)

Nikki's story takes her deep inside herself or deep inside the movie industry.No matter how you're inclined to read the film's final dancers, the scene offers a Lynchian Rorschach test. What you see tells you something about you.

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16 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

Reds (1981)

Warren Beatty's personal best film stands among the most spectacular films of the '80s and has retained its dignity with age.

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16 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Click (2006)

At heart, Click is a trivial movie that asks an important question about life, the universe, and everything: how on earth can a man who's doing Kate Beckinsale on a regular basis be at all dissatisfied with his life?

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13 Oct 2006 // 4:30 AM

Man of the Year (2006)

The troubles with Barry Levinson's movie are many, including an erratic pace and too many unfunny diversions, but the primary issue, strangely, is its lack of pointed political humor.

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6 Oct 2006 // 2:00 AM

The Departed (2006)

The Departed's understanding of identity is deeply rooted in place and culture -- South Boston, Irish Catholicism, masculine rituals.

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His career ambitions were pretty much fulfilled, says Leonardo DiCaprio, when Martin Scorsese called him to talk about playing Howard Hughes in 2004’s “The Aviator.” “

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The rumors emanating from the set of “The Departed,” Martin Scorsese’s remake of the 2002 Hong Kong crime thriller “Infernal Affairs,” had Jack Nicholson doing

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1 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Joe Dirt (2001)

Joe's unflappable nature in the face of constant rejection and torture is what is supposed to make him a hero, his attitude embodied in his oft-repeated personal slogan, "Life is a garden: dig it."

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23 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

Click (2006)

While the movie's point is clear enough from frame one, it's so blatant and comes at such a high price that you feel mostly battered by its end.

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