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18 Aug 2007 // 10:42 PM

The Invasion

With 2007’s oft-delayed The Invasion, there is simply no more symbolic juice left.

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17 Aug 2007 // 4:00 AM

The Invasion (2007)

Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel (who made the impressive Downfall), the film goes from sharp paranoid thriller to noisy action flick.

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Reading Comics by Douglas Wolk

Wolk discusses each selection with a fan's enthusiasm and a critic's eye for detail.

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2 Aug 2007 // 9:06 AM

Chicago film crew tries to keep ‘Batman’ under wraps

CHICAGO - A curious crowd has gathered in Old Town, where a film crew has spent a good portion of the night setting up shop.

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In auteur/artist Werner Herzog’s world, there are only two major conflicts – man vs. nature, and man vs. his own nature. Such a philosophy

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Oscar Micheaux: The Great and Only: The Life of Americas First Black Filmmaker by Patrick McGilligan

Reading The Great and Only, one can only imagine the kind of film Micheaux's life story would make, and regret that the man himself isn't around to make it.

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6 Jul 2007 // 5:00 AM

Rescue Dawn (2007)

Dieter's dedication grants him passion and strength, but the film never lets you forget the paradox he lives, his illicit status and the fact that "America" cannot rescue him.

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29 Jun 2007 // 3:32 AM

You see a commercial for a new TV series everyone’s talking about, and yet you’re not interested. It seems too silly, too violent

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Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End is actually awful enough to inspire appreciation for the games that get its flaws right.

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28 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

Superman: Emperor Joker

Sadly, this is one of those stories that was better in my memory.

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25 May 2007 // 5:34 AM

Tia Dalma of ‘Pirates’ was a role to dye for

Tia Dalma, the sultry, scary, tattooed voodoo priestess, played a pivotal role in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. But her part is

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Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End (2007)

In the just-in-time for Memorial Day weekend Pirates sequel, Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) pursues pleasure with the sort of determination usually associated with moviegoers.

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11 May 2007 // 5:44 AM

Kelsey Grammer Broadcast network executives will huddle in New York this weekend to put the final touches on their fall schedules. The lineups won’t

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10 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

Full Frame 3: The Bad, the Ugly, the Cute and the Delicious

Subversive behavior is encouraged, girl-watching is indulged, Hunter S. Thompson gets some respect, and the pig-out at the wrap-up Awards Barbeque begins.

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Monkey Business (Part 4: August)

In past years, Hollywood purposely counter programmed these renowned Cineplex dog days, trying to offset the perception that cinematic scraps were all the studios had to offer. From the look of this lame list, it's apparently back to the filmic fridge for some patently warmed over offerings.

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Monkey Business (Part 3: July)

Finally, a month with only one remaining series contender. All wizard based Potter-y aside, this will be the most tenuous time for the business called show. After a strong start, the eccentric collection of entertainments here could make or break this potentially record shattering motion picture season.

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1 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

Brando

Brando is most original and inspiring when it looks at Brando's other work. As Bobby Seale remembers, "If I said, 'Constitutional democratic civil human rights,' I mean, it lit him up."

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1 May 2007 // 3:50 AM

The King of Queens Say hey, here comes May. The May ratings sweeps bring eye candy treats, meaning a channel surfing month filled with first-run

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Monkey Business (Part 1: May)

Talk about frontloading your approach. Each week in this first full month of patented popcorn movies finds another famous franchise icon making a major blockbuster bow. Only truly disastrous results from these guaranteed crowd-pleasers will keep the coffers from clogging with cash.

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You Know His Name: A History of James Bond

James Bond was the perfect hero for Great Britain of the 1950s, still licking its post-war wounds and eager for a champion who defended old-fashioned values like upper-class snobbery.

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Cage the Elephant Ignite Central Park with Kickoff for Summerstage Season

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"Cage the Elephant rocked two sold-out nights at Summerstage and return to NYC for a free show May 29th. Info on that and a preview of the full Summerstage schedule is here.

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