Short Ends and Leader

March 2008

‘Fat Boy’ Can’t Cross the Finish Line

Romantic comedies are, by their very nature, saddled with two completely different sets of motion picture hurdles. First, the story needs to be quixotic, dealing

Spring Break: Geek Out

On our final day of Spring Break, SE&L looks back at an August 2007 essay on how Internet PR is failing to capitalize on the built-in fanbase frenzy of the web.

Spring Break: Ground Down

With Grindhouse premiering on the Starz Movie channel this month, it’s time for SE&L‘s Spring Break to revisit a April 2007 look at the film’s box office failure.

Spring Break: It’s Miller Time!

With 300 current in heavy rotation on Cinemax and HBO, it’s time for SE&L to take a few days off for Spring Break. In the meantime, enjoy this March 2007 piece on how Frank Miller’s style could enliven other ‘dead’ genres.

Easter Alternatives

It’s not the most visualized holiday in the motion picture canon. Perhaps it has something to do with the bifurcated nature of the celebration.

P.T.U.: Police Tactical Unit

Unlike most cinematic genres, the Hong Kong crime film is a fluid, flexible category. It can easily embrace horror, comedy, drama, and even the occasional

The Mist: Two Disc Collector’s Edition

Sometimes, a filmmaker needs to be dragged out of his or her comfort zone. It’s not because what they do is so dull or

‘Taylor’ More Hit or Miss than Hilarious

Is it fair to judge a comedy as a failure if it doesn’t make you laugh? That’s not really a rhetorical question. Indeed,

Sanctified: In Defense of Tyler Perry

Don’t worry if you don’t “get” Tyler Perry. You’re probably not his intended audience, anyway. As a playwright, he strives to understand

Kurt Cobain About a Son

There has always been something accidental about Kurt Cobain’s legacy. His remains a myth forged out of an undeniable gift, cultural happenstance, and a “

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//Mixed media

Cage the Elephant Ignite Central Park with Kickoff for Summerstage Season

// Notes from the Road

"Cage the Elephant rocked two sold-out nights at Summerstage and return to NYC for a free show May 29th. Info on that and a preview of the full Summerstage schedule is here.

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