Articles tagged julie benz

24 Mar 2009 // 6:30 AM

Punisher: War Zone (2008)

Filmmakers are funny people. The movies they make are a lot like their children, and as with most good parents, they are reluctant to consider

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OMG - The 20 Worst Films of 2008

There's bad, and then there's 2008 level bad. You know this list is looking down into a deep dark bottomless pit of cinematic despair when Mike Myers' shameful Love Guru didn't even make the Top 20!

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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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5 Dec 2008 // 3:39 AM

Punisher: War Zone

The premise is so awful it veers toward sublime: the angry white guy kills everyone.

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This ‘Punisher’ Goes to ‘War’ with the Audience

By now, the comic book movie is really nothing new. We’ve already gone through the various phases of adoration - from sycophantic worship to

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26 Sep 2008 // 6:00 AM

Dexter: Season Three Premiere

The moral muddling is never resolved in Dexter. The more Dexter (Michael C. Hall) insists on his rightness, the more limited his vision appears.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: December 2008

Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: October 2008

What studio suit thought this was a good idea? With four months to schedule your high priced efforts, you instead unload almost 30 overpriced pictures on an unsuspecting movie audience.

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Sylvester Stallone hopes violence of ‘Rambo’ will get people thinking

TOKYO - Sylvester Stallone fans planning to sit back with a cola and some popcorn to enjoy an hour and a half of escapist fun

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16 Feb 2008 // 11:00 PM


Predictably, the network cut is much more concerned with removing all premium cable language than with obfuscating the utter corruption Dexter embodies and acts out each episode.

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28 Jan 2008 // 4:42 AM

Sylvester Stallone explains why he brought back Rambo

LOS ANGELES—Sylvester Stallone was in a hurry. He was moving quickly but gracefully down the hall at the Four Seasons hotel in Los Angeles

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25 Jan 2008 // 3:01 AM


That Rambo is by now too old to recover or start again only underlines the film's ultimate point: no one wins this time.

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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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4 Oct 2007 // 12:00 AM


With Dexter worrying and fumbling, the second season has opened with questions.

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16 Oct 2006 // 3:39 AM


While Dexter provides a seductive enough surface, it doesn't lose sight of the ugliness "deep inside."

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

The Brothers (2001)

Facing his boys on the basketball court, where they go to sweat, score, and hash out their 'stuff', Terry (Shemar Moore) argues -- none too convincingly -- that his settling down is a sign of his maturity. The others are unconvinced. And so they go on to talk about it. A lot.

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//Mixed media

Stirring Up eSports Drama: The 2015 League of Legends World Championship

// Moving Pixels

"Let’s put the pitchforks down and enjoy the game.

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