Theres Something Oddly Comforting in Chris Oliveros' Futile Tale

There’s Something Oddly Comforting in Chris Oliveros' Futile Tale

By Hans Rollman

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PopMatters Comic Book Review -- Jeremy Estes and Neil Kenyon review Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely's new take on DC's most iconic character.

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PopMatters Comic Book Review -- Morrison and Quitely pay homage to the classic tales of Superman but at the same time show us that we are entering new territory.

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Sunn0)))

As the band's publicity notes announce with glee, Sunn0)))'s big goal is to massage listeners' intestines to the point of involuntary defecation. In an honest-to-God church sanctuary, they nearly did just that.

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Family Guy, Volume 3

Whereas All in the Family was all about the troubling racism and personal politics of the time, Family Guy takes on many of these same topics and then blurts them out like a tactless guy at a party that says exactly what he's thinking, without even a second thought about self-censorship.

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Assuming malicious intent in everything around you soon leads to paranoia, and a conspiracy-theory politics.

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Casanova (2005)

Gaudy and giddy, this Casanova is full of energy but also strangely limp.

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Caché (2005)

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Double Take: 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' (1969)

// Short Ends and Leader

"The two Steves at Double Take are often mistaken for Paul Newman and Robert Redford; so it's appropriate that they shoot it out over Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

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