Articles tagged marc blucas

28 Sep 2007 // 1:28 AM

The Jane Austen Book Club

The movie abandons any aspiration to Austen's wit or social critique, and lapses instead into total triteness.

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17 Jan 2005 // 12:00 AM

First Daughter (2004)

This is the film's premise, that Sam's existence is simultaneously ideal and outrageous, typical and desirable.

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29 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Alamo (2004)

'A lot of people who have seen this movie are surprised that we have depicted these people warts and all,' says historian Stephen L. Hardin.

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23 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

First Daughter (2004)

These 'times' are somehow exponentially more dangerous, but no one refers to 9/11 or the Bush administration, apparently erased in this alternate non-reality.

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8 Apr 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Alamo (2004)

Standing on a rooftop at the Alamo, the apparently valiant and suddenly insightful Davy Crockett (Billy Bob Thornton) pulls out his fiddle.

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10 Nov 2003 // 12:00 AM

Prey for Rock & Roll (2003)

The mere presence of joker-faced Gina Gershon in a movie makes it campy.

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24 Jul 2003 // 12:00 AM

I Capture the Castle (2003)

The Cottons bluster into the Mortmains' lives, as Americans in British tales will do.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Complete Fourth Season

That is, the season that many fans have called out as disjointed and erratic, maddening and disappointing. To a point, the complaint is justified, as Joss Whedon and company tend to concede. But only to a point.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Lord of the Nerds

Buffy is often mentioned specifically as a "female empowerment" show, but one of its most inviting aspects is the way its cast has always been uncommonly split between guys and girls.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Scooby Love

But the Scoobies have expanded the tv series, to include character study and analysis of the bonds of humankind.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer / Angel

Given Buffy's track record for playing with conventions, there may be hope for Dawn Summers on the horizon, but as of now she is definitely the Scrappy-Doo of the Scooby Gang.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Boys and Girls and Buffy

We've all learned a lot about the politics of being young and being adult, about sexuality and gender roles, as well as about the difficulties of daily life from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but perhaps we've learned the most about all of this from Xander.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Surprises

Many non-initiates of Buffy the Vampire Slayer dismiss it as a show about teen angst or girl action. But Buffy's diverse fan base understands that these things are worthy of our attention, and know Buffy as a series with a little something for everyone.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - We Could Be Heroes

The finale of Buffy the Vampire Slayer marks not only the end of a great series, but also the end of one of the most popular myths of our postmodern times.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Family Relations

Combining the family conflicts characteristic of the horror genre with those typical of melodrama, Buffy the Vampire Slayer has consistently challenged popular notions of feminism and monstrosity.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Death Is What a Slayer Lives

However you read the twisty evolution of Buffy, it's worth remembering, amid the current reevaluating and memorializing, that it has always been about ends, specifically, the ways that young people deal with loss.

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//Mixed media
//Blogs

Hozier + Death Cab for Cutie + Rock Radio 104.5's Birthday Show (Photo Gallery)

// Notes from the Road

"Radio 104.5's birthday show featured great bands and might have been the unofficial start of summer festival season in the Northeast.

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