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Monday, August 29 2005

LAuteurs

Hollywood may be aware of auteur theory, but it has yet to sanction it as a proper means of creating capital.


Sunday, August 21 2005

The Science Behind the So-B.I.G.

Wonder what makes a bad movie bad? Gibron offers six easy lessons in those fabulous disasters known as the So-B.I.G. films.


Thursday, August 18 2005

Hollywood Pimpin’

In 10 simple steps, Harris shows how you, too, can undermine an entire ethnicity, Tinsel Town style.


Wednesday, August 17 2005

Coffee Stalk

In her celebrity filled Hollywood strip mall coffee store job, Horn is trying to figure out in what episode of Quantum Leap 'iced old-school Americano with two Splendas' guest starred.


Wednesday, August 10 2005

‘Chick Lit’ Overload

Makowsky laments the continuing influence of 'Chick Lit' in both bookstores and movie houses worldwide.


Sunday, August 7 2005

Mr. Cent Goes to Hollywood

To be fair, with musicals out of vogue, rappers as a group are more intrinsically prepared to handle movie roles than other pop stars.


Tuesday, August 2 2005

Location, Location, Location

Bricks and mortar will unavoidably symbolize different things to different people, and they are very rarely going to coincide.


Wednesday, July 27 2005

The Undead Underground

Although Hollywood might have rotted the zombie film through insipid cliché, there's plenty of 'fresh meat' available from these straight-to-video auteurs.


Tuesday, July 26 2005

How to Find a Mate in Five TV Shows or Less

Scientists have spent a great deal of time deconstructing physical desirability among humans. But all they had to do was watch 100 Hottest Hotties and call it a day.


Thursday, July 21 2005

Keepin’ It Real(ity)

Without an acknowledgment of race, reality TV can never be 'real'; it can only be '-ity'.


Wednesday, July 13 2005

‘WOW’ of the Worlds

The 2005 War of the Worlds may be one of the few times where the credits 'based on the book by...' actually has a legitimate meaning.


Monday, July 11 2005

Fighting Hollywood’s Super-Relapse

Director-driven fare is back in Hollywood vogue, and one of the great joys of this new auteurist era is watching it spill into comic book adaptations.


Friday, July 1 2005

Spoon-feeding Glamour: Hollywood Knows Best

The mainstream movie fan, in all reality, simply does not want to watch actors, no matter how talented, that they neither recognize nor care about.


Wednesday, June 29 2005

There’s no ‘TV’ in ‘Team’

If the degree to which art imitates life can be a measure of greatness then The Office is king of the workplace comedy.


Tuesday, June 21 2005

Gray Like Me

We grays won't overcome until that one special gray actor or actress steps forward to show us as living, breathing entities with more to offer than a healthy head of hair and corporate hireability.


Tuesday, June 14 2005

Re-Judging a Book by Its Cinematic Cover

Like most bibliophiles, I often cringe when a favorite book is transformed for the big screen. It doesn't mean I won't give it a chance though.


Monday, June 6 2005

Hollywood’s Battle with Depression

It's war to see who really came to America's rescue after the big crash of '29. And the cinematic suspects are a boxer, a ghost, and a horse... of course.


Thursday, June 2 2005

High School of Hard Knocks

One of the benefits of no longer being a teenager is that I don't care if the high school dramas I watch are realistic because I no longer expect to be validated by television.


Friday, May 27 2005

Everything I Need to Know About Being Black I Learned From Kenny Rogers

For PopMatters TV/Film Columnist Mark Harris, being a minority in a majority world created an ironic, lifelong battle against being force-fed at the teat of popular culture.


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