Articles tagged bobby bare, jr.

Summer of Same: May 2009

May's titles include the fourth films in two aging franchises, more Pixar perfection, and the reboot of a TV series from 40 years ago. And they say there are no new ideas.

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Off Balance Comedy Could Use Some ‘Cleaning’

It’s a part of life we generally don’t think about - mostly because it reminds us of our own morality, and because of

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23 Mar 2009 // 3:14 AM

Actress Emily Blunt: A star who’s about to be born

Despite indelible performances as Anne Hathaway’s tormentor in “The Devil Wears Prada” and as Tom Hanks’ seductress/underwear model in “Charlie Wilson’s War,”

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When this British actress chooses film roles, the accent is on America

Emily Blunt is British to the core, London-born, a veteran of the West End stage and many a BBC production. But in spite of break-out

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16 Mar 2009 // 3:45 AM

Death on a Factory Farm

In exposing animal cruelty, Death on a Factory Farm inspires your outrage, a first step toward changing weak laws.

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13 Mar 2009 // 5:02 AM

Sunshine Cleaning

Despite occasional nuances, we can see from a long way off where Sunshine Cleaning is headed.

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The Beverly Hillbillies: The Official Third Season

This is as complete a DVD set as any fan could wish for, and the comedy holds up incredibly well after more than 40 years.

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19 Feb 2009 // 4:31 AM

This year’s Supporting Actor?

When it comes to the best supporting actor Oscar, the winning hand could be held by The Joker. That, of course, is the late Heath

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Roger Joseph Manning, Jr.: Catnip Dynamite

An absolutely irresistible aural explosion of sparkling, spaced-out power pop and platform-stomping glam rock!

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Independent Lens: Tulia, Texas

As Tulia, Texas follows the many turns of the Drug Task Force case, from the initial convictions to investigations of undercover agent Tom Coleman, it becomes a cautionary tale.

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30 Jan 2009 // 4:30 AM

New in Town

New in Town subjects Lucy (Renée Zellweger) to a series of life-changing revelations, most stemming from a reductive big city/small town dichotomy.

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The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008

Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.

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Iconic - The Top 20 Male Performances of 2008

Like the gladiators of old, 2008 resembles a battle of formidable acting gods, especially when looking over the 20 choices presented below. Indeed, if anything, choosing a winner requires more of a leap of faith than any amount of critical skill - they all were that good.

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Are We Not Funny? Laugh, Damn You!

The problem with the (inexplicably popular) Tropic Thunder may be that Ben Stiller is just not a funny filmmaker. Not even remotely.

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‘Madness’ Maintains Tropic Thunder’s Gimmick

Say what you will about Tropic Thunder - hilarious Hollywood satire or sorry excuse for politically incorrect potshots - but it’s hard to deny

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Jack Black talks ‘Tropic Thunder’ and how he got the girl

They teach it in Interviewing 101: find common ground with your subject. But when your subject is rich, famous, plump and happy Jack Black, that might

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13 Aug 2008 // 4:21 AM

Tropic Thunder

Tropic Thunder tells you that race and masculinity and class identity issues make men in this business mean and juvenile. And then it tells you again.

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12 Aug 2008 // 10:45 PM

‘Tropic’ Blunder

We hear it all the time, that comedy cop out meant to assuage the offender of all implied guilt: “It’s just a joke.” Be

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11 Aug 2008 // 10:45 PM

Danny O.D.: Too Much McBride?

That’s it. I’ve had it. I am officially at my character actor capacity. Nothing personal on the man in question, but after a

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: August 2008

Talk about a crowded schedule. There are more offerings scheduled this month than in the previous two combined.

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Considering Twitter: An Interview with App Artist Nora Reed

// Moving Pixels

"Twitter is a place where bots prevail. And where they don't rule, people, acting like bots, rule. This uneasy person-bot rapprochement offers a fertile space for artistic exploration.

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