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‘The Lazarus Effect’ Is an 88 Minute Excuse for Exposition

Because The Lazarus Effect takes so long getting to the supposedly scary stuff, we have to stay focused on either the characters or the content, and both fail.

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Tim & Eric with Dr. Steve Brule: Boston - 4 October 2014

Tim & Eric, with Dr. Steve Brule in tow, shared their brand of entrancingly preposterous, thoroughly sweet comedy during an extended set in Boston's Back Bay.

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‘The League: The Complete Season Two’: At the Intersection of Fantasy and Reality

Though it makes compromises in order to deliver its premise while satisfying the average audience, this is a landmark show in its attentiveness to sport, technological and popular cultures.

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‘Terri’: On Not Always Fitting In, and Not Being Bothered About It

These well-drawn characters struggle to make a connection, and learn through the awkward experience.

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Various Artists: Dark Matter: Mutliverse 2004-2009

Dark matter is an argument for the influence of the space between, those negative dub apertures which imbue those notes and interspersed riddims with so much more intensity.

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30 Apr 2009 // 10:00 PM

The Wrestler

Like 'The Ram', we do whatever we can to make it in this world with our dignity or our bodies – though rarely both – intact.

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1 Mar 2009 // 8:59 PM

Woolf at the Door

Both Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway and Michael Cunningham's The Hours offer an illuminating look at the choices we make, the roles we play, and the hours that hinge our lives together.

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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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Tough and Tender - The Top 20 Female Performances of 2008

Twenty talented ladies, 20 performances worthy of multiple little gold men. Unfortunately, as in all years, someone has to come out on top. But after looking over this impressive list, picking the preeminent turn of 2008 seems almost impossible.

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Celulloid Culpability - Top 10 Film Guilty Pleasures of 2008

Like comedy or music, one's choice in cinematic pleasure can be very personal - and very peculiar. Take this tantalizing list of shameful indulgences. You can argue over their artistic value, but their individuals rewards definitely speak to those who champion them.

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Marisa Tomei tries to find the naked truth in ‘The Wrestler’

There’s a phrase that the sportscaster Tony Kornheiser likes to use describing woman of a certain age who retain every bit of their sexual

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Mickey Rourke: Grappling with his past and winning out in ‘The Wrestler’

TORONTO - For a few days at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, where Mickey Rourke’s “The Wrestler” stunned audiences and started a

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Rourke’s Rennaisance Mirrors that of this ‘Wrestler’

Man is not a perfect machine. He is flawed, easily broken, capable of incredibly feats and destined to die off damaged and corrupt. Luckily for

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18 Dec 2008 // 8:59 PM

Exquisite Agony

This holiday season, Mickey Rourke (in The Wrestler) and Will Smith (Seven Pounds) suffer for all us sinners.

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16 Dec 2008 // 9:00 PM

The Wrestler

Just four minutes into The Wrestler, it looks like Randy has good reason to cling to his past, as his present is so exceedingly unpleasant.

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7 Dec 2008 // 8:58 PM

Step Brothers

They're hostile, irritable, and unemployable; it's hilarious but also unsettling.

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2 Dec 2008 // 9:59 PM

Hannah Takes the Stairs

The 'mumblecore' approach may alienate those expecting a glossy indie, but it's a welcome respite from the typical costume dramas and crime epics.

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Chaplin: 15th Anniversary Edition

Robert Downey Jr. is a significant reason why this 1993 effort is worth revisiting.

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17 Oct 2008 // 6:03 AM

Chaplin: 15th Anniversary Edition

Some legends are impossible to capture on film. When an icon inexplicably becomes something to everyone, no matter the era, that personal pliability and universal

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Double Take: The African Queen (1951)

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"What a time they had, Charlie and Rosie. They'll never lack for stories to tell their grandchildren. And what a time we had at Double Take discussing the spiritual and romantic journey of the African Queen.

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