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        Every year, the corporate-controlled media does its part to convince us that holiday retail sales are going to be taking a big upswing — except this time ...
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        A lot of you readers have probably felt some concern that this column often seems like little more than a platform for our incendiary political views, behind the flimsy guise of a movie roundup ...
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        Turn off your irony detector for a sec, because we gots something to say: People who write about film sure can be some serious tools ...
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        Believe it or not, it's not always easy to make these columns cohesive. Just look at the disparate ground we have to cover this week ...
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        We're not in the habit of lauding multimedia corporations for their good sense and decency, but darned if the folks at Warner Bros. don't keep racking up the Do-Bee points ...
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        Once again this week, we're going to dispense with our normal pre-amble/ramble and get right to the handicapping ...
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        We're huge fans of the 2004 comedy Mean Girls, so we were as alarmed as anybody to hear that Paramount is developing a straight-to-DVD sequel ...
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        This week marks the release of Disaster Movie, the umpteenth genre parody from the Friedberg-Seltzer house of knee-jerk larfs ...
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        Just this once, we're going to skip our usual state-of-the-cinematic-art preamble and get right into the product-by-product armchair quarterbacking ...
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        So the summer is nearly over — not according to that silly Gregorian calendar, but by the say-so of the movie conglomerates ...
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        One of the worst things about the movie business is how little hands-on training freshman talent can get in areas that really matter ...
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        It's official: Movies are still your best entertainment value. Especially if you stop counting everything else.
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        Don't you love it when a corporate Cyclops blinks? Marvel Films has reportedly reached a deal with director Jon Favreau for Iron Man 2, after having made some threatening noises that the sequel might be going on without him.
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        We know it's not our mission in this column to talk about what's on TV, but with movie-theater attendance remaining a relative stampede, something about the idea of encouraging you to stay home instead appeals to our contrarian impulses.
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        Talk about raising the bar. Notorious L.A. Weekly columnist Nikki Finke has claimed that Warner Bros. relied specifically on her wisdom when it decided to up the distribution of its forthcoming remake of The Women (due Sept. 12)...
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        This is going to be a rough weekend if you love new movies - and we mean really love new movies, in the sense that R. Kelly loves the legal system and his own urine.
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        So far, even this summer's biggest box-office hits have appealed to specific viewer demos. Iron Man got the men. Sex and the City got the women. And Kung Fu Panda got the... plushies.
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        When words like "legacy" start worming their way into your everyday vocabulary, it's usually a sign you should start taking Metamucil, voting for McCain and giving every show on CBS a TiVo Season Pass.
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        A mere five years ago, Hollywood's first pass at a Hulk movie sent a legion of critics scurrying to their reference shelves to look up the correct spelling of “ponderous.”
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        We don't say things like this every day, but we really think Oliver Stone needs to start taking some liberties.
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