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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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The Perfect Lean, Mean, Macho Machine

The Die Hard series is a true rollercoaster of visual excesses guaranteed to raise the viewer’s adrenaline levels – while invoking intriguing ideological and cultural subtexts that deal with race, gender, masculinity, and social anxieties.

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Hitman

Too dry for teenagers, and not sophisticated enough for anyone who has ever seen an espionage movie better than Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever.

Jesse Hassenger
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Hitman

Hitman isn't interested in complex emotions or motivations. Rather, it maintains a pretty much relentless focus on the predictable poetry of violence.

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Die Hard Neocon

In yet another Die Hard film this summer, Bruce Willis will reprise his role as John McClane. But can the public stomach the implicit politics that animate him?

Michael Serazio
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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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