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TV Highpoints and Lowpoints of 2010-2011… Number 3

This year Justified went from being a very good show to being a great one, while two of TV's most promising new series, Terriers and The Chicago Code, were gone too soon.

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Summer of Same: August 2009

With names like Tarantino, Lee, and Zombie, the final month of the season pulls out all the film geek stops. Still, the only guarantee is familiarity, not freshness.

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6 Aug 2008 // 10:59 PM

Stop-Loss

Realism doesn't make a better movie, just a more sensitive one.

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28 Mar 2008 // 5:04 AM

Stop-Loss

In Brandon's confrontations with his own delusions, Stop-Loss focuses on unhealthy rituals of manhood and male community recalling Peirce's Boys Don't Cry.

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The Perfect Lean, Mean, Macho Machine

The Die Hard series is a true rollercoaster of visual excesses guaranteed to raise the viewer’s adrenaline levels – while invoking intriguing ideological and cultural subtexts that deal with race, gender, masculinity, and social anxieties.

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18 Mar 2008 // 10:59 PM

Hitman

Too dry for teenagers, and not sophisticated enough for anyone who has ever seen an espionage movie better than Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever.

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2 Jan 2008 // 10:00 PM

Live Free or Die Hard

Bruce Willis' career may not have mandated a fourth trip into Die Hard territory. Who knew that action fans needed it so badly?

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30 Nov 2007 // 4:00 AM

Timothy Olyphant becomes a ‘Hitman’

When it comes to your first starring action vehicle, you never think it will happen to you bald in Bulgaria. But Timothy Olyphant’s steady

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20 Nov 2007 // 10:03 PM

Hitman

Hitman isn't interested in complex emotions or motivations. Rather, it maintains a pretty much relentless focus on the predictable poetry of violence.

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2 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Die Hard Neocon

In yet another Die Hard film this summer, Bruce Willis will reprise his role as John McClane. But can the public stomach the implicit politics that animate him?

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29 Jun 2007 // 2:58 AM

If new ‘Die Hard’ is a hit, Timothy Olyphant can live free

MODESTO, Calif.—If you’re going to go big, go big. If you’re going to go bad, go bad. If you’re going to

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Bruce Willis talks about the tardy return of his tough-guy alter ego

Bruce Willis shoots into the hotel suite like a blue-eyed bullet, head shaved, T white, jeans pale as his orbs. The wiry actor is trim,

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Live Free or Die Hard (2007)

Bruce Willis as John McClane is back, recalling all the retro rightness and righteousness he first incarnated in 1988.

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14 Jun 2007 // 4:00 PM

Mr. Cool: Bruce Willis returning to ‘Die Hard’ after 12 years

"Fifty percent of the time I'm right, but 50 percent of the time I'm just as wrong," he says in response to a question about his knack for choosing projects like "Die Hard" (1988) and "The Sixth Sense" (1999).

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13 May 2007 // 10:59 PM

Catch and Release (2006)

That this film somehow managed to attract such an array of diverse talent, and was marketed as a feminine romantic comedy, will confound viewers to no end.

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Monkey Business (Part 2: June)

Apparently, as the sun's strongest rays finally settle over the movie going public, sequels are the remedy to cool down an overheated demographic. This month alone holds five examples of such redux refreshment. The rest of the choices are a variety pack of genres, ideas and possibilities.

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26 Jan 2007 // 2:00 AM

Catch and Release (2006)

That this movie doesn’t find a way out of the morass of generic cliché and triviality isn't surprising, but it is disappointing.

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Net-Works: The Best TV of 2006

You won't have to look far along your television dial to discover the Top TV picks from PopMatters staff. From 20 upward, each entry represents the boob tube at its best.

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10 Jul 2006 // 3:00 AM

Deadwood: The Complete Second Season

For those who have taken the time to appreciate its oily charms, the subtle shifts in dynamics between the show's unreliable heroes and villains, and its unparalleled ensemble of character actors, Deadwood is one of the most arresting and original series in TV history.

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22 May 2006 // 4:00 PM

Deadwood - The Complete Second Season

For those who have taken the time to appreciate its oily charms, the subtle shifts in dynamics between the show's unreliable heroes and villains, and its unparalleled ensemble of character actors, Deadwood is one of the most arresting and original series in TV history.

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