Articles tagged brian haley

30 Dec 2008 // 5:41 AM

Hanging tough with the old master Clint Eastwood

As Gran Torino opens, Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski (played by Clint Eastwood) has just buried his wife - and with her, his remaining interest

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26 Dec 2008 // 3:43 AM

Hollywood, race and the Age of Obama

Gook. Dragon lady. Swamp rats. These are but a few of the cringe-inducing racial epithets spewed by Clint Eastwood’s Walt Kowalski in “Gran Torino,”

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12 Dec 2008 // 4:15 AM

Gran Torino

As Gran Torino breaks down the iconic Eastwood Movie, it recalls The Searchers, another timely evocation of collective wrongheadedness and terrible legacies.

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14 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Weird Al Show - The Complete Series

The Weird Al Show is a schizophrenic beast -- too goofy and beset with moral lessons for the hip and ironic crowd, but also far too winking and full of deadpan humor for the children for whom it was designed.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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