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Why Was 'Punisher: War Zone' Pummeled by Fans?

Why did the only film based on a Marvel Comics property and directed by a woman fail so spectacularly?

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Talk, Talk, Talk: December 2008

Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.

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Rome

The lofty political rhetoric disguising base power-grabbing in Rome is all too familiar in a contemporary US context.

Todd R. Ramlow
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Rome

If there is a civics lesson to be gleaned from Rome, it is to beware the passions inflamed by a government in the midst of an identity crisis.

Michael Buening
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Rome

Lest one fear the consequences of amoral political realism get a watered-down treatment, Rome proves steadfast -- eager, even -- in its refusal to skimp on detail.

Ryan Vu

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