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Tough Guys Recite: The 5 Best Poetry Spittin’ TV Characters

Every generic hero on TV can finish a poetic quotation or identify a poignant quatrain (down to the line numbers). But few can spit Tennyson or Yeats with such venom as these guys.

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One of the finest actors of our time, Sir Ben Kingsley, shows all the young Hollywood starlets exactly how you nail an audition…in less

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26 Mar 2009 // 8:58 PM

Elegy

Coixet’s examination of age and the natural process of dying are refracted through a spectrum of cultures, ages, experiences and fears that are atypical of contemporary American films.

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22 Jan 2009 // 7:58 PM

The Wackness

Ultimately, this film is neither dope nor wack — it’s just kind of boring.

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Outside the Lines - The Top 20 International/Indie Films of 2008

With many indie/international films receiving more and more mainstream approval from unfamiliar audiences, many of the titles here could be considered part of the overall 2008 Best Of. But their individuality and multicultural appeal keep them a quality concept apart.

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‘Transsiberian’ Serves Up Old School Suspense

The little lie begins the deceit. Soon, the lack of truth clouds everything - from love to legality. Within days, loyalties which once seemed firm

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31 Jul 2008 // 9:03 PM

The Wackness (2008)

For filmmakers, nostalgia is a double edged sword. Pick the right era, and audiences are with you and your cinematic wistfulness. Dress things up in

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18 Jul 2008 // 1:00 AM

Transsiberian

Transsiberian makes provocative connections between external and internal states, the ways that composition can reveal character.

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14 Jul 2008 // 1:48 AM

China’s Stolen Children

For his remarkable documentary, filmmaker Jezza Neumann spent three and half months posing as a tourist in order to obtain undercover footage of victims, traffickers, and buyers.

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3 Jul 2008 // 2:00 AM

The Wackness

The Wackness is a too familiar nostalgic movie, with period soundtrack, hot summer nights, and boys coming of age.

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20 Jun 2008 // 1:00 AM

The Love Guru

Both frantic and tedious, The Love Guru piles on the slapdash offenses.

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18 Jun 2008 // 9:00 PM

Hin-Don’t

It stands as one of the most unusual, and blinkered, boycotts ever. For the last few months, self-proclaimed Indo-American leader Rajan Zed has been waging

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: July 2008

And it just doesn't stop. If part two in this three-ring play was packed with well hyped product, July just keeps the receipt treats coming.

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: June 2008

If May almost tent-poled itself out of existence, June will be even worse. After all, are audiences really ready for 13 major release in less than two months -- with more to come?

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18 Oct 2007 // 9:59 PM

You Kill Me

An alcoholic hit man is sent to San Francisco by his “family” to achieve sobriety. You Kill Me is another “mobster in therapy” movie, but with a fresh perspective.

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20 Aug 2007 // 1:00 AM

The Last Legion

The leaps of faith in The Last Legion are many, but once you've made one or two, Bollywood superstar Aishwarya Rai seems as likely a super-lethal fighter as Mr. Darcy.

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24 Jun 2007 // 11:30 PM

You Kill Me (2007)

While he's largely unsocialized, having spent so much time alone, murdering people, and, lately, drinking, Frank does evince a weird charm.

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Gandhi (25th Anniversary Edition) (1982)

The filmmakers tend to aestheticize, rather than dramatize, Gandhi's politics, but despite its superficialities, Gandhi remains eminently watchable a quarter of a century after its original release.

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6 Apr 2006 // 11:00 PM

Lucky Number Slevin (2005)

Despite the title of the movie he lives in, Slevin (Josh Hartnett) is only partly lucky.

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13 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

BloodRayne (2006)

The main special effect is something called the slash and spray -- a sword slice across the torso that causes a fountain-like torrent of arterial goodness.

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Is Black Widow Still a Hero? Dissecting the Misogynistic Outrage Against the Avengers

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"Black Widow may very well be the pinnacle of the modern action heroine, so why is there so much backlash about her role in the new Avengers film?

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