David Dobkin
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The PopMatters Fall Film Preview: October 2014
3 Oct 2014 // 5:15 AM

Awards season starts in earnest with several titles vying for a place among the best of's and critic's choices. We'll get a few scares, shocks, and laughs out of these films.


Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall Chew Scenery in 'The Judge'
10 Oct 2014 // 6:15 AM

A strong cast fights a losing battle against subpar material in this ramshackle drama.

'The Change-Up': Becoming Better People
5 Aug 2011 // 1:31 AM

There are certain high concepts that should be retired by Hollywood. Like body-swapping comedies.


F-Bombs and Baby Diarreha: 'The Change-Up'
5 Aug 2011 // 3:00 AM

The Change-Up wants to have its crudeness cake and force you to eat it as well. Just like a face full of pre-ingested infant mousse, however, the results are just nauseating.


For rapper/actor Ludacris, giving back is a major role
12 Nov 2007 // 6:23 AM

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's

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Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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