Short Ends and Leader

April 2008

Thunderpants (2002)

It’s time for our weekly look into some of the worst movies of all time. Today, it’s the tale of a boy, his best friend, and his incredibly flatulent bottom.

Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead

Sidney Lumet has made some of the greatest films of the modern era. Looking over titles like The Pawnbroker, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, Network, it’

Darren Lynn Bousman: Repo-ssessed!

For more information on this amazing movie, please visit the new Repo: The Genetic Opera website (click here)

Flash Point (2007)

In the world of Hong Kong action films, fights are the fists of fury equivalent to sex scenes. The more accomplished the actors, the “hotter”

Charlie Wilson’s War

If politics makes for strange bedfellows, then Washington DC must be an orgy of Caligulian proportions. There among the conservative and liberal, special interests and

Friday Film Focus - 18 April 2008

For the weekend beginning 18 April, here are the films in focus:Forgetting Sarah Marshall [rating: 8]Written with a sensationally smutty Woody Allen expertise and loaded

“Sarah Marshall” is Unforgettable

Apparently, Drillbit Taylor was just a fluke. After a year which saw comedy giant Judd Apatow score with Knocked Up, Superbad, and the highly underrated

‘88’ is 87 Minutes Too Many

Sometimes, the creative writing is splashed all over the workprint walls. Anyone seeing John Avnet’s name on the directing credits should take a moment

Spurlock Subverts His Own Hunt for ‘Bin Laden’

The information is eerily the same. A lack of education, unemployment, limited opportunities, rampant poverty, and future prospects that seem dim at best drive the

Rock Me!: Possible Post-Modern Movie Musicals

In preparation for Monday’s feature piece on director Darren Lynn Bousmann’s revisionist rock musical, Repo!: The Genetic Opera, SE&L sorts through the past forty years on the Great White Way to find five additional projects that may just revitalize the still flatlining film genre.

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//Mixed media

Measuring Success: The Unsatisfying Notion of "Good Endings" and "Bad Endings"

// Moving Pixels

"Sometimes stories need to end badly in order to be really good.

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