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Amy Amy Amy by Nick Johnstone

The interviews contain much hearsay, and several interviewees had very brief contact with Amy Winehouse.

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: June 2008

If May almost tent-poled itself out of existence, June will be even worse. After all, are audiences really ready for 13 major release in less than two months -- with more to come?

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Smashing Pumpkins: American Gothic

Billy Corgan celebrates the beauty of an acoustic guitar after the big bang of Zeitgeist... to little effect

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Accepting the Blame: The Top Guilty Pleasures of 2007

PopMatters proffers its collection of 2007's most notable defective faves. And it's okay to laugh. After all, we'd probably do the same to you and your uncomfortable fixations as well.

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Duran Duran: Red Carpet Massacre

The new-wave survivors get their sexy back. But at what price did they get it?

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13 Nov 2007 // 10:00 PM

Southland Tales

The very incoherence of Southland Tales is something like an argument, its many pieces and pronouncements a deconstructive challenge to world order.

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25 Oct 2007 // 11:27 PM

It was called “The All New Mickey Mouse Club,” but a better title might have been Tomorrowland. During its 1989-96 run, the Disney Channel variety

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6 Aug 2007 // 1:00 AM

Smashing Pumpkins

As Smashing Pumpkins prepare for the fourth night of their historic 12-show residency at rock’s most hallowed hall, questions abound. What will be the effect of its two new members, and can version 2.0 match the legendary intensity of the original?

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Smashing Pumpkins: Zeitgeist

What Zeitgeist is really about, what all Pumpkins albums are really about, is Billy Corgan.

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24 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

Mark Ronson: Version

If Ronson is going to pander to an audience, he may as well be straightforward about it.

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8 Jun 2007 // 3:37 AM

Rocking the boat on rock band reunions

After the Smashing Pumpkins broke up at the end of 2001, leader Billy Corgan and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin joined up with three other musicians to form

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18 May 2007 // 11:24 AM

Acting legend Julie Andrews returns in Shrek the Third

LOS ANGELES—PUBLICIST: “You’re not going to write that you watched the Kentucky Derby in Julie Andrews’ bedroom, are you?” JOURNALIST: “I wouldn’t

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18 May 2007 // 5:00 AM

Shrek the Third (2007)

Nothing looks to be ongoing so much as Shrek, except maybe the other sequel machines huffing and puffing this summer.

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1 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

Celebrity Deathmatch

Every decision already consists of two wrong choices -- it's only a matter of which is the path of least regret.

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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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11 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Timbaland: Shock Value

The man who calls himself Thomas Crown steps into the spotlight for an above-average pop album that could have been so much more.

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2 Mar 2007 // 2:58 AM

Black Snake Moan (2007)

Samuel L. Jackson's new Southern-fried movie is all about the blues.

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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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1 Mar 2007 // 1:20 AM

Blues at heart of ‘Black Snake Moan’

BIRMINGHAM, Mich. - “Have you ever been publicly called a racist and misogynist?” asks film writer and director Craig Brewer. “It’s hurtful because you

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12 Jan 2007 // 2:00 AM

Alpha Dog (2006)

The film identifies a limited range of possible "reasons" for the murder, most having to do with ignorance, by the victim, the aggressors, the parents, and the 30 some "witnesses," numbered on screen.

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After Images: Poland's 41st Gdynia Film Festival

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"From painters to interrogators, some of the finest films at Gdynia Film Festival 2016 dramatized real-life figures from the country’s past.

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