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Watching 'Scandal' Is Like Riding a Runaway Train -- Hang on Tight!

In its ridiculously entertaining second season, Scandal comes into its own as one of television’s great thrill rides, a runaway train of twisty, soapy plotting that never stops.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: September 2008

From wars both past and present to a number of nail-biting thrillers, September is sizing up as a potentially profitable one.

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The Best Big Screen Eye Candy of 2007

When flipping through my mental catalog of the year's films, certain scenes stand out. This past year offered a veritable feast of visual goodies.

Daynah Burnett
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Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

Not every comic book movie is geared toward the nearing middle aged geek - something naysayers of the Fantastic Four franchise fail to comprehend.

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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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Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

At the start of Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, the now incorporated superheroes are negotiating endorsement contracts.

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Monkey Business (Part 2: June)

Apparently, as the sun's strongest rays finally settle over the movie going public, sequels are the remedy to cool down an overheated demographic. This month alone holds five examples of such redux refreshment. The rest of the choices are a variety pack of genres, ideas and possibilities.

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The Last King of Scotland (2006)

Based on Giles Foden’s novel of the same name this bold, visceral cinematic-bodyblow takes a political maelstrom and a maniacal dictator and squeezes them into the mould of a genre-picture.

Emma Simmonds
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The Dead Girl (2006)

An anthology of five stories organized around the titular corpse, the movie is a bleak but oddly robust homage to women's survival and defeat in the face of violence, oppression, and non-options.

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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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Little Man (2006)

Little Man requires a heroic (or myopic) suspension of disbelief on the part of all the adults in the film that is truly fantastic, if not a little miraculous, to keep it all going.

Jake Meaney
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The Last King of Scotland (2006)

That Nicholas is also capable of great horrors, specifically in that he lets others act it for him and gets away with it, makes him, at some level, even more troubling than Amin.

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Little Man (2006)

None of these gender clichés is especially funny, and it doesn't help that Marlon Wayans' face often looks sloppily pasted onto the stunt bodies who do all the running around, falling, and crashing.

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Fantastic Four (2005)

The superpowers bring trauma, anger, and confusion, and eventually a sense of responsibility, as the crew decides to do good with what they've got.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2005)

John's casually precise athleticism and stuttering are oddly enchanting.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Fantastic Four (2005)

As Marvel comics fans already know, being zapped by a radioactive cloud in outer space alters your DNA according to your sense of self.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

More evocative of Fred Astaire than James Bond, John's killer athleticism reflects a general quickness of mind.

Cynthia Fuchs
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She Hate Me (2004)

As the last bill appears -- a three dollar 'bogus' bill featuring George W. Bush's face -- Spike Lee laughs. 'Hopefully, by the time you're seeing this DVD, he'll be out!'"

Cynthia Fuchs
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Ray (2004)

Repeatedly, Ray collapses lore and desire into metaphorical, emotional, and narrative economy, occasioned by a groundbreaking song.

Cynthia Fuchs
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She Hate Me (2004)

Spike Lee's She Hate Me begins with money.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Against the Ropes (2004)

'It seemed like a microcosm of life,' says Jackie Kallen of boxing.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Against the Ropes (2004)

Reasonably angry, distrustful, and full of himself, Luther (Omar Epps) brings all kinds of energy to the movie.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Lift

Examines our consumer culture in a way that is less venal and less macho than the usual heist movie.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Bad Company (2002)

PULL.

Cynthia Fuchs
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