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Don't Believe the Hype: 'Magic Mike XXL' Is No Big Deal

Magic Mike XXL could have ratcheted up the expectations one has for the rom-com, but ultimately it does very little with the space that it ekes out for itself among the genreā€™s norms.

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Summer of Same: August 2009

With names like Tarantino, Lee, and Zombie, the final month of the season pulls out all the film geek stops. Still, the only guarantee is familiarity, not freshness.

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Fighting

For all its attention to local "color", Fighting focuses on the white boy's progress.

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Stop-Loss

Realism doesn't make a better movie, just a more sensitive one.

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Stop-Loss

In Brandon's confrontations with his own delusions, Stop-Loss focuses on unhealthy rituals of manhood and male community recalling Peirce's Boys Don't Cry.


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