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July 2008

Guillermo the Great

Guillermo Del Toro should be Peter Jackson. He should be sitting on a multi-billion dollar franchise, a few Oscars, and that rare combination of mainstream


Roberto Benigni’s ‘Pinocchio’

Wednesday means Crap Day here at SE&L, and today we've got a doozy - a fetid fairy tale by everyone's favorite Italian irritant, Roberto Benigni


Movie News Tuesday: 8 July, 2008

Ferrell, Baron Cohen, Apatow take on Sherlock Holmes From the Official Press Release: Comedy superstars Sacha Baron Cohen and Will Ferrell will team together for


Ruining It for Everyone

In the case of The Ruins, the advertising took a decidedly odd approach.


Little Girls (1966)

In the annals of exploitation, Bob Cresse remains more myth than man. While other kings of the grindhouse see their names celebrated as part of


Superhero Movie (2008)

In general, there are two crucial elements to a successful spoof. One is the source material. Something has to be part of the pop culture


The 2008 Summer Movie Scorecard (So Far…)

With the bottle rocket’s red glare, and the cherry bombs bursting in air (at least, in those places where said celebration ammunition remains quasi-legal),


Cinematic Titanic: Doomsday Machine

It’s been nearly six solid months of agony and waiting, speculation leading to momentary bouts of joy and sullen disbelief. With reliable information a


Wednesday Film Focus - 2 July 2008

With the Fourth arriving on Friday, Hollywood is getting an early jump on the holiday box office bonanza. For 2 July, here are the films in


These ‘Children’ Deserve a More Factual Format

While it may seem sacrilegious to say it, stories of heroic human efforts during the tenuous dangers of wartime appear to be an international dime


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