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Five signs the end is near: February 21, 2013

The meteor that slammed into the Chelyabinsk region last Friday must have seemed like something out of a Michael Bay movie to the poor Russians who witnessed it: loud, bright, fast and utterly incomprehensible. And like the first Transformers movie, … Continue reading

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The enemy within

You wouldn’t know it to look at me, but I’m a violent guy. No, really. First of all, I’m a consumer of violence. I’m drawn to thrilling crime fiction, in which sex is used as a weapon and bullets pierce … Continue reading

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Def Black Riot: The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle

Or: “Al Stewart, Tenacious D and the beginnings of my freelance writing career” Tenacious D, the mock-rock duo comprising actors Jack Black and Kyle Gass, announced recently that they’re looking to host Festival Supreme this October, a kind of Lollapalooza … Continue reading

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Five signs the end is near: March 24, 2012

5. Turtle Nation Gets Up in Arms Having turned the dumbest property in ‘80s toy history into a blockbuster film franchise, Transformers director Michael Bay is now turning his attention to the second-lamest property: The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Wait, … Continue reading

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Five signs the end is near: March 8, 2012

5. The Osbournes are coming! The Osbournes are coming! It’s not bad enough that Sharon Osbourne can be seen each weekday morning cackling with other hens on a pointless knockoff of The View, or that no one questions why marrying … Continue reading

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Kevin Forest Moreau is a twerp

As narcissistic as I am, I don’t Google myself very often, and today I was reminded just why that is. Three years ago, I reviewed the animated film Coraline for the weekly newspaper I used to run. I didn’t review … Continue reading

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Re-start your engines!

So Rise of the Planet of the Apes did pretty well this weekend, nabbing the No. 1 slot at the box office and raking in an estimated $54 million as of this writing. I haven’t seen it yet, but I … Continue reading

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Less than meets the eye: Why the Transformers movies are the work of the devil

I am a child of the ’80s, and thus a fan of ’80s toys, comics and cartoons. I was a huge G.I. Joe geek well past the age when I should have been embarrassed to be caught admiring the latest … Continue reading

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Mission: Improbable

So I’ve seen the trailer for the new computer-animated atrocity that is Yogi Bear, coming to a theater near you this holiday season. Apparently, after the success of Bill Murray selling his soul to give life to the perennially unfunny … Continue reading

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The Curious Case of Frost/Nixon

Yesterday, I discussed how the Oscars are perceived by many as the official record of the best pictures, performances and achievements in the year in cinema—all of which was a lengthy preamble to what I’m here to say today. Since … Continue reading

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