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The Phantom Menace Turns Ten: A Retrospective

The Phantom Menace just turned ten this month. I have to imagine you had two immediate reactions. 1. WTF?! [Denial anger depression negotiation acceptance.] Damn I’m getting old. 2. Never forgive. Never forget. Rotten Tomatoes has a fantastic article that focuses on the glory and

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Movie Reviews of Movies I Haven’t Seen: Precious

Picture this: A friend sends me this trailer in an email very unassumingly titled “watch this when you get home.” I’m home now expecting something hilarious, or pop music related. I’m on the couch, I put “House” on pause and I click on the link

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Drag me to Drag Me to Hell AGAIN!!

* Please pause to admire how awesome this poster is.* Drag Me to Hell marks Sam Raimi’s return to horror, after spending several years at the helm of the Spiderman franchise. Raimi got his start in horror with Evil Dead and its subsequent sequels, pioneering

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Terminator Salvation: A Kwon & Juan Review

Catchy, ain’t it? So this is a new thing Juan Carlos and I have cooked up, born out of our long talks regarding what we love and hate in all things cinema. And we’re hoping to make it a regular thing. Expect some gravity, humor,

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SleepCrime Melts My Face

The weekend before last I had the pleasure to have my face melted off by SleepCrime. They invited me to video and photograph them recording their first album in upstate New York. The band has fellow poptenners Andy on guitar and Matt on bass. Hot

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Erik Johansson Dreams For Us

I know very little about Swedish photographer Erik Johansson except that I really, really dig his photos. I think you might too. After the jump a few of my favorites, but I urge you to check out his site here, and be blown away.

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SLATE = Comedy GOLD!!

Um… I just about lost the ability to breathe after seeing this, I was laughing so hard. Politics and media have been simpatico since the beginning of time (maybe not that long), as has our voracious consumption of all things publicity, especially when it comes

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Summer-Ready Cover Mix

Summer is unofficially here. And what better way to honor Memorial Day than by listening to covers? It’s other people remembering classic songs in a slightly different way than we’re used to. The mix is one hour of summer songs or at least songs that