Articles tagged george carlin

George Carlin: Philosopher, Poet, Preacher

Few comedians have aimed for the mind over the funny bone (while still reaching both) quite like George Carlin has.

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Humor vs. Religion: An Unholy War, Part One

Even within the US, where democracy and political openness have fostered a rich tradition of rebellious humor, stains still linger from those periods when “God-is-on-our-side” attitudes swept the nation into a mass hysteria of obedience and fear.

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24 Jun 2008 // 4:58 AM

Comedian George Carlin always cheerily referred to himself as “a footnote in American legal history,” and in the wake of his death from a heart

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Wonder if he got “the two-minute warning”? George Carlin’s fans know what I’m talking about. It’s part of a routine he did

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10 Apr 2008 // 4:05 AM

In just over five decades in show business, George Carlin has graduated from comedy’s troublemaking Class Clown (the title of his 1972 Grammy-winning album), to

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1 Oct 2007 // 6:03 AM

For entertainer George Carlin, comedy is a secret weapon. “Laughter is a completely Zen moment. When a person laughs, they’re completely defenseless,” he explains

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11 Dec 2006 // 5:07 AM

As consistently profane, right-on-the-edge provocative, and sometimes offensive as he has been over his four-decades-plus career, it still wouldn’t be paradoxical to call George

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9 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

Cars (2006)

Thrilling in its shiny surface detail, the NASCAR scene stretches before you like an anthropomorphized vista: this is the immediate future of animation, and Pixar, recently and loudly sold to Disney, means to own it.

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12 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Aristocrats (2005)

The sheer number of performances wears thin by film's end.

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Bill & Ted’s Most Excellent Collection (2005)

Bill and Ted have barely a brain between them and speak in brilliantly realized Surferese: they're that guy you know who still snickers at the double entendres in Van Halen album titles.

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8 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

Jersey Girl (2003)

Affleck and Smith talk lots about shooting details and feelings about their chosen fields, their mutual esteem and affection audible.

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26 Mar 2004 // 1:00 AM

Jersey Girl (2003)

Early in Jersey Girl, Ben Affleck cries. It's a grim and alarming moment.

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23 Oct 2003 // 1:00 AM

Scary Movie 3 (2003)

Just when you thought the Scary Movie franchise had run out of ideas, here it comes again -- looking like it's run out of ideas.

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21 Jun 2001 // 4:00 PM

“I’m a Fucking Visionary”George Carlin Stays Hungry (and Angry) This isn’t my father’s George Carlin, to pervert a phrase, something Carlin

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NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"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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