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Can I Say That? Stand-Up Comedy in the Age of Political Correctness

For all the alarmist propaganda about political correctness in the US, insensitive speech is still protected by the First Amendment. The complaints about PC are BS.

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Part 4: All About My Mother to Sleepy Hollow (October - November 1999)

Outsiders and oddballs make up Part Four's formidable filmmakers, an idiosyncratic collection of dreamers and visionaries.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: November 2008

Like the sainted sigh of relief that comes after another shriek-filled All Hallow's Eve, November usually means the start of the 'nominate me' process for the proposed prestige pictures of 2008.

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The Black List, Vol. 1

As Lou Gossett Jr. recalls his childhood and early career in Greenwich Village for The Black List, Vol. 1, he sits in a depthless space, a gray screen behind him.

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Bee Movie

A possible trans-species romance turns instead into a strangely balanced relationship comprised of financial and legal accord -- with a bit of ecological crisis and subsequent alignment to boot.

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I Think I Love My Wife

When you strip away all its jokiness and "Rock-isms", there's actually a good film hiding in here.

Tiffany White
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I Think I Love My Wife (2007)

The movie is an erratic, noisy, and anxious paean to masculine desire. In a word, it's all about dick.

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Everybody Hates Chris

Episode: 'Everyone Hates Corleone' - Despite his parents' firm belief that he will be 'safer' in the all-white school, Chris' status as the only black student opens him up to a daily barrage of abuses.

Amanda Ann Klein (Rating: 7; Episode: 6)
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The Longest Yard: Widescreen Collector's Edition (2005)

Given the prison's largely nonwhite population, Paul's friendship with Caretaker (Chris Rock) is invaluable in assembling the team.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Everybody Hates Chris

The brilliantly constructed and deceptively complex pilot succeeds by not trying to force an awkward story over the exposition required of a premiere episode.

Michael Buening
Film

Madagascar (2005)

What could be better -- you have four legs, all kinds of energy, and all the room in the world?"

Cynthia Fuchs
Film

The Longest Yard (2005)

Sandler is resolutely unriled, whether abused by guards, the warden, or his own teammates, which makes him a decidedly peculiar action comedy hero.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Comedian (2002)

Comedian presents stand-up comics as working stiffs.

Stephen Kelly
Film

Head of State (2003)

As crossover-dreamy as it is, Head of State may just grant him enough industry clout to drag it - the industry -- along with him.

Cynthia Fuchs
Film

Bad Company (2002)

PULL.

Cynthia Fuchs

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