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Game of Throne's Daenerys Targaryen Is Niccolò Machiavelli's Perfect Princ[ess]

If Niccolò Machiavelli were alive today he would enjoy the politically-charged and fantastical world of Game of Thrones, particularly the moral struggles of Daenerys Targaryen.

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Penelope

Penelope’s Otherness marginalizes her at the same time that it makes her a more exotic possession.

B.J. Carter
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The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

Prince Caspian includes mêlée after mêlée, as well as recriminations against the commander in chief who goes in without an exit strategy or even much of a battle plan.

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: May 2008

In the first act of this four-part production, Tinsel Town decides to do some unbelievable front loading. Will there be room for independent offerings, or former HBO carnal comedy divas? Who knows? Without a doubt, it's an interesting way to start the season.

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Death at a Funeral

An everyman nucleus surrounded by idiosyncratic grotesques, grounded in a simple plot of the everyman reconciling the irrationality surrounding him, tangential and irrelevant comedic asides.

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Penelope

Lemon's disillusionment and efforts to reclaim his reporter's cred grant Penelope something like a topical theme.

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Death at a Funeral

Bodies show up everywhere they shouldn't, making public what usually remains repressed: death, defecation, desire.

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Underdog (2007)

Underdog is so piecemeal it should come with a roll of duct tape.

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Monkey Business (Part 4: August)

In past years, Hollywood purposely counter programmed these renowned Cineplex dog days, trying to offset the perception that cinematic scraps were all the studios had to offer. From the look of this lame list, it's apparently back to the filmic fridge for some patently warmed over offerings.

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Find Me Guilty (2006)

All dressed up but not much to say.

Jesse Hassenger
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Find Me Guilty (2006)

You might find Vin Diesel guilty of any number of offenses in Sidney Lumet's new film. First, his hair.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Threshold

Threshold doesn't want to give too much away (typical of the genre), making the central crisis hard to fathom.

Bill Gibron
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13 Moons (2002)

In this world of unbelievable coincidences, Karma battles fate for the destiny of all involved.

Bill Gibron

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