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Tuesday, September 13 2005

Mirror Mirror on the Wall, Who’s the Dullest of Them All?

In this month's installment, Makowsky wonders why, in either kid-friendly or mainstream motion picture versions, the Brothers Grimm just can't get any respect.


Monday, September 12 2005

The Case for Tom Cruise

If we are indeed witnessing the death rattle of Cruise's career, then perhaps it's time to give him some credit for what it was that made his stardom so impenetrable for so long.


Monday, September 5 2005

The Black Die Young

Black genocide in the horror genre has reached hilarious proportions -- and Harris can't get enough of it.


Thursday, September 1 2005

A Horror Renaissance

Horror is hot again. In his new column, Lanzagorta explains how the current scary movie revival is but a regurgitation of the fears and paranoias of the 1970s, and quite apropos for these times.


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.


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