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July 2008

Friday Film Focus - 11 July, 2008

It’s time to get back on track as Hollywood continues to unveil its weekly array of tent pole titles. For 11 July, here are the


Del Toro Delivers with ‘Hellboy 2’

Ever wonder what it would be like if your favorite filmmaker had the creative freedom to realize his or her own inner artistic aims? Ever


This ‘Journey’ is Generic, But Fun

There is nothing wrong with being generic. There is no crime in staying standard and formulaic. Sure, it signals a kind of creative malaise on


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),


June 2008

May 2008

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'Herald' Attempts the Troubled Waters of the Colonial Narrative

// Moving Pixels

"The demo tells us nothing about the relationship between the Capital and the Protectorate except as filtered through Devan. The “colonialism” at play is not between nations, rather it seems more interested in how it influences a man recently come of age.

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