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Gone and Not Forgotten: The PopMatters DVD Wish List

A lot of good movies are still missing from DVD. Here is a list of 25 that PopMatters feels have been unceremoniously left to simply fade away.

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21 Jan 2008 // 9:59 PM

The Donovan Concert: Live in Los Angeles

The concert acquires an unwavering sense of honesty and personal investment on Donovan’s part, and he never comes off as pretentious or ironic.

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Accepting the Blame: The Top Guilty Pleasures of 2007

PopMatters proffers its collection of 2007's most notable defective faves. And it's okay to laugh. After all, we'd probably do the same to you and your uncomfortable fixations as well.

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Performance Art: The Best Acting of 2007 - Male

From the tender and eerie precision of Sam Riley's depiction of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis in Control to yet another superlative performance by Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood, PopMatters highlights the best male actors of 2007.

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2 Jan 2008 // 3:39 AM

Jack of all trades: Nicholson stars as a dying man

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.—“Big Jack,” as Jack Nicholson calls his mischievous, Cheshire Cat-grinning, eyebrow-raising, L.A. Lakers-cheering public alter-ego, is sitting on the coffee table

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26 Dec 2007 // 11:00 PM

The Bucket List

The Bucket List is the sort of movie you can watch in your sleep.

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Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmakers Apocalypse

The openness and honesty with which Eleanor Coppola portrays her husband is by far the greatest asset of Hearts of Darkness.

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20 Sep 2007 // 3:33 AM

DALLAS—Four decades after “Easy Rider” merged low-budget biker flicks with art-house sensibilities, the man who gave life to the iconic “Captain America” is selling

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The talents behind ‘3:10 to Yuma’ hope the Western will ride again

SAN FRANCISCO—Meanwhile, back at the hotel ... After a photo shoot staged at Marin County, Calif., horse stables, James Mangold and Peter Fonda are back

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7 Sep 2007 // 3:42 AM

3:10 to Yuma

All the men in this movie think they're doing the right thing, no matter how unhinged their actions may look.

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31 Aug 2007 // 4:42 AM

Balls of Fury

What really gives the cinematic pallet a high-quality cleansing is a ripe old fashioned dose of certifiable stupid.

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20 Jul 2007 // 3:00 AM

Hairspray (2007) (2007)

Hairspray doesn't just replay Waters' film, it extends and complicates the original parody.

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19 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Hairspray (2007)

When Hairspray is good, it’s fantastic. It radiates an energy and a joy that’s beyond infectious.

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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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NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

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"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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