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Life As We (Don’t) Know It

Katherine Heigl is famous, in part, for dissing the TV show and movie that made her famous. She notoriously withdrew an acting Emmy bid...

Let Me In: “I’ve Been 12 for a Long Time”

The insinuating Swedish vampire movie Let the Right One In took the world (including the 2008 Lone Star International Film Festival) by storm, and...

I Like The Social Network

Let me start by telling you what The Social Network isn’t, because it’s a lot of things you might not expect. First of all,...

Wall Street Sequel: Gekko Insurance

Here’s an example of overthinking. Oliver Stone’s sequel to his 1987 hit Wall Street is entitled Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. The subtitle refers...

Legend of the Guardians: Hoot and a Holler

Live-action filmmakers have been getting into animation lately, but only the ones who have a strongly developed and distinctive cinematic style (like Tim Burton...

Talk of The Town

After all this time, after having his private life extensively dragged through the tabloids by a series of high-profile romances, after becoming a pop...

Resident Evil: Afterlife Bores

The fourth Resident Evil game was a thrilling reinvention of the series, ditching zombies for more unusual monsters. It also was a fast-paced story...

The Tillman Story: “Why Are You Shooting at Me?”

I used to live in Arizona, so I remember Pat Tillman wreaking havoc on the football field for Arizona State University. After going on...

Ya’Ke at UTA

Ya’Ke is a Swahili word meaning “son of God, great warrior.” That English translation is tattooed on the right shoulder of Dwain Ya’Ke Smith...

One Sharp Machete

Before Machete was a real movie, it was a fake movie. For their 2007 double-bill Grindhouse, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino had four trailers...