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Damages: The Complete Third Season

Damages main dramatic elements still work grandly, but its too-many subplots -- some of them utterly pointless -- weigh this season down considerably.

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26 Feb 2010 // 2:55 AM

I love Damages. I do. But I can’t help but feel that their trailers are… lacking. Tate Donovan’s, “Another 15 minutes and you would

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Summer of Same: July 2009

In a rare attempt at novelty, July jets along with only Harry Potter and the Ice Age crew sampling continuing series spoils. The rest provide unknown pleasures.

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23 Mar 2009 // 3:47 AM

‘Knowing’ tops weekend box office

The debut of the Nicholas Cage science-fiction thriller “Knowing” took top honors at the weekend box office, raking in some $24.8 million through Sunday morning, according

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20 Mar 2009 // 3:00 AM

Knowing

Knowing’s premise is intriguing, even if it ends up being a familiar race-against-time-disaster-movie.

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Damages: The Complete First Season

A superbly acted, complex serial story, this show is well-suited to the DVD medium as it can followed at your own pace without fear of missing some of the story.

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A Gallery of Good Works: The Best Films of 2007

From Julian Schnabel's artsy The Diving Bell and the Butterfly to the legendary Coen Brothers splendid adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men, PopMatters counts down the 30 best films of 2007.

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The Best Big Screen Eye Candy of 2007

When flipping through my mental catalog of the year's films, certain scenes stand out. This past year offered a veritable feast of visual goodies.

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21 Aug 2007 // 2:19 AM

Ted Danson relishes playing the bad guy for a change

Ted Danson knows that Glenn Close scares people. “C’mon, she’s evil!” Danson said jokingly of the actress, who stars in FX’s “Damages” (10

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6 Aug 2007 // 2:10 AM

40something (and up) women are taking over cable TV

Holly Hunter told a story recently about secretly convening seven years ago with other top actresses, including Kyra Sedgwick and Mary-Louise Parker, who hatched a

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29 Jul 2007 // 11:05 PM

British director gets around to making his own sci-fi adventure

Soon after having made his second film, the exuberant drug-addiction drama “Trainspotting,” Danny Boyle got a lucrative offer from 20th Century Fox to direct the

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26 Jul 2007 // 3:47 AM

‘Sunshine’ star Michelle Yeoh hits the heights

The world’s most famous female action heroine is deathly afraid of heights. Yet there was Michelle Yeoh, lashed into a nose-diving stunt plane to

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24 Jul 2007 // 3:29 AM

Damages

The new FX legal thriller offers images that stand out for their precise pacing, deep-saturated colors, and gorgeous design as much as for their storytelling.

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23 Jul 2007 // 4:07 AM

Glenn Close calls the shots on her new series

"Subliminally, people still think women in power are considered aberrant," Close says. "It's been that way for centuries. I want Patty to be a good leader. I don't want her to lead by fear or screaming."

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20 Jul 2007 // 1:57 AM

Sunshine (2007)

The notion of loss pervades Sunshine, even as calculations of self are increasingly complex.

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11 May 2007 // 2:00 AM

28 Weeks Later (2007)

The moral universe is intractably skewed in 28 Weeks Later, a film that works hard to reflect the world around it.

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10 May 2007 // 11:12 AM

Zombie sequel rides the crest of a horror-movie wave

Indulge me here: Imagine being under attack by flesh-eating zombies. Your cornered spouse is screaming out for help. Do you rush to his or her

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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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28 Mar 2007 // 2:00 AM

The Dead Girl (2006)

An anthology of five stories organized around the titular corpse, the movie is a bleak but oddly robust homage to women's survival and defeat in the face of violence, oppression, and non-options.

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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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Moving Pixels Podcast: Unearthing the 'Charnel House'

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"This week we discuss Owl Creek Games's follow up to Sepulchre, the triptych of tales called The Charnel House Trilogy.

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