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“We’re in a Very Gray Area”: Looking Back on ‘House of Cards’, Chapter One

House of Cards might be gearing up for its third season, but the very first episode of the series is the most telling indication of how Netflix is helping television break new ground.

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20 Questions: Cassettes Won’t Listen

Let's be honest: guys who used to work for Def Jux records don't usually get cease-and-desist letters from Kevin Spacey. Yet this is just one facet of the ever-fascinating life of Jason Drake, and it makes for one hell of a 20 Questions.

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What has 140 characters or less and no Letterman? Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey talked up Twitter during a witty exchange Tuesday night on “The Late Show

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Summer of Same: June 2009

This month's "original" fare offers a take on a Sid and Marty Krofft classic, more battling seizure robots, and the retaking of '70s subway thriller. Everything old is new again.

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Part 3: The Sixth Sense to  Fight Club (August - October 1999)

Films that have left a lasting impression on their creators (M. Night Shyamalan, Sam Mendes, David Fincher) make up the majority of Part Three of our Films of 1999 overview.

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24 Jan 2009 // 12:14 PM

NEW YORK - Theater people have talked forever about the pros and cons of having a national theater. Does America need one? Where would it

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19 Oct 2008 // 11:00 PM

Boston Legal: Season Four

The wacky cases, the liberal bloviating, the plot contrivances would all make this unbearable…but for one of the finest male-to-male friendships ever presented on television.

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My Own Worst Enemy: Series Premiere

At first you might think My Own Worst Enemy will explore the dueling natures in every man's heart. But the conflict plays more like sibling rivalry.

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1 Jun 2008 // 10:59 PM

Cleaner

Director Harlin's cinematic GPA constantly dips over and under the line between B-movie bliss and C-movie oblivion.

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23 May 2008 // 2:10 AM

Recount

Recount doesn't quite argue that the system remains infinitely gameable for those who know it, those in power who wish to remain in power.

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: July 2008

And it just doesn't stop. If part two in this three-ring play was packed with well hyped product, July just keeps the receipt treats coming.

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28 Mar 2008 // 3:00 AM

21

Even if card counting is legal, this gangster-style brutality plainly cannot be, yet it provides long minutes of hackneyed menace, a B-movie plot point that only underlines 21's unoriginality.

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7 Mar 2008 // 1:00 AM

The Bank Job

Per formula, Terry's bad behavior is offset by the worse behavior of his assorted opponents. Theft, deception, and adultery don't look so terrible compared to murder and torture.

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All Around the World: The Best International/Indie Films of 2007

Beginning and ending with the superlative filmmaking of Jia Zhang-ke, traversing the nooks and crannies of the globe, PopMatters presents the 20 best international and indie films of 2007.

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12 Nov 2007 // 12:23 PM

For rapper/actor Ludacris, giving back is a major role

CHICAGO—Chris “Ludacris” Bridges can’t stop laughing. A rapper with a powerful vocal delivery, he keeps envisioning his big head on a little person’

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11 Nov 2007 // 11:00 PM

Fred Claus

What is Ludacris doing in this movie?

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18 May 2007 // 4:05 AM

Fay Grim (2006)

Fay Grim is less concerned with the details of contemporary spy-craft and global deception than with broader moral questions.

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25 Mar 2007 // 4:13 AM

Mike Binder’s ‘Reign Over Me’ came out of 9/11

BIRMINGHAM, Mich.—Like most everyone, director Mike Binder knows exactly where he was on 9/11. Unlike most of us, though, he didn’t witness it on

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23 Mar 2007 // 5:29 AM

Reign Over Me (2007)

Even as it probes the difficulties of coping with loss and showcases Cheadle's remarkable capacity for compelling understatement, it also grants Sandler too much time to practice his seriosity in close-up.

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The PopMatters ‘Short Ends & Leader’ Spring Film Preview

In order to separate the worthy from the worthless, PopMatters' "Short Ends & Leader" editor is highlighting 10 new films he's looking forward to this spring.

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Ubisoft Understands the Art of the Climb

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"Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed and Grow Home epitomize the art of the climb.

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