Articles tagged hank azaria

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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Back to Basics - The 30 Best TV Shows of 2008

The Year in TV was a lot like the US economy: struggling until summer and then tanking under the hope of a 2009 comeback. Still, our staff found 30 solid reasons to be cheerful come entertainment investment time.

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The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XIX

The way The Simpsons not only apes, but also twists familiar cultural touchstones shows reveals again that it's still smarter than all other parodists.

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22 Oct 2008 // 1:00 AM

Independent Lens: Chicago 10

Opening the Fall 2008 season of Independent Lens, Chicago 10 revises old ideas -- about what constitutes history and documentary.

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14 Oct 2008 // 10:00 PM

Chicago 10

Where is our Chicago Ten? Where are our “conspirators”? Is Obama really supposed to fix everything? Can we really pretend that things are still getting better all the time?

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The Simpsons: Season 20 Premiere

For its 20th season premiere, The Simpsons takes aim at all the big targets: bounty hunting, the IRA, and erotic baking.

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With ‘Fatboy’ and ‘Star Trek,’ Simon Pegg is playing it straight for a change

Already an established comedy star in Britain with the hit TV series “Spaced,” Simon Pegg made a strong trans-Atlantic impression with the films “Shaun of

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28 Mar 2008 // 2:22 AM

Run, Fatboy, Run

David Schwimmer's achingly formulaic Run, Fatboy, Run is centered on commitment-phobe Dennis Doyle (Simon Pegg).

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29 Feb 2008 // 3:05 AM

Chicago 10

You can't make this stuff up: Bobby Seale, bound and gagged in a Chicago courtroom. But there it is, again, in big, brightly colored animation, in Brett Morgen's Chicago 10.

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22 Jan 2008 // 2:43 AM

Broadway play spotlights man who brought radio to the masses

In Broadway’s “The Farnsworth Invention,” broadcasting pioneer David Sarnoff is celebrated as the earliest and most fervent backer of a new technology: television. Long

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High Redefinition: The 30 Best TV Shows of 2007

In memoriam of a TV season cut down before its prime time, PopMatters staff celebrates the Top 30 TV Shows of 2007. Some are old favorites. Others have barely made their impression felt. But at a time when all broadcast fortunes are up in the air, they definitely deserve the recognition.

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A Gallery of Good Works: The Best Films of 2007

From Julian Schnabel's artsy The Diving Bell and the Butterfly to the legendary Coen Brothers splendid adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men, PopMatters counts down the 30 best films of 2007.

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20 Dec 2007 // 8:58 PM

The Simpsons Movie

The Simpsons Movie may be familiar, but it's bigger and visually richer than what we're used to, as well as funnier than many of the show's more recent episodes.

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9 Oct 2007 // 10:00 PM

Part 3 - The New Networks

It would never work... no one challenged the reigning broadcast junta and survived. No surprise then that the upstarts snuck in and changed the face of TV forever.

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21 Sep 2007 // 1:00 PM

The Simpsons: Season 19 Premiere

Springfield, destroyed at the end of the movie, is still in ruins, and Bart careens off of pieces of the dome that had quarantined the city.

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8 Aug 2007 // 1:56 AM

Woohoo! Satire seeing a revival

On the weekend of July 27-29, “The Simpsons Movie” grossed $74 million, the fifth-largest opening weekend of 2007. It was also the most surprising hit of the

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The Simpsons: The Complete Tenth Season

Season 10 marked the beginning of The Simpsons' metamorphosis from mere long-running comedy series to cultural institution.

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1 Aug 2007 // 2:36 AM

20 essential things I’ve learned from Homer Simpson

The time has come at last. This weekend, Americans stood in line, grabbed a tub of buttery popcorn, sat down in the dark and awaited

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30 Jul 2007 // 12:15 AM

Creator as surprised as anyone by success of ‘The Simpsons’

LOS ANGELES—Matt Groening stopped by a Borders bookstore the other night and bought a CD of the 1967 album “The Who Sell Out.” There are

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27 Jul 2007 // 1:32 AM

The Simpsons Movie

If you understand the Simpsons to be at once the most egregious and exemplary dysfunctional family in U.S. popular culture, Marge's stalwart strength isn't nearly so spectacular as Bart and Homer's bizarrely symphonic pandemonium.

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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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