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Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

With a little person running around, I get to go to the movies far less often, and so can take fewer risks. I still do want to see Burton’s Alice, despite the decidedly mixed reviews, but instead decided to see the well-reviewed Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Män som hatar kvinnor). A number of people […]
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7 Year-Old Vengeance Ed

“Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” Our seven-year-old guest was literally on the edge of his seat, watching The Princess Bride for the first time, and seeing Inigo Montoya fulfill his lifelong pursuit to avenge the death of his father at the hyperdactyl hand of Count Rugen. “This […]
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Do film critics know anything?

That’s the question Richard Corliss, Time film critic, asks. He reports on the New York Film Critics Circle’s picks this year, and laments that some of the top grossing films this year did not make the list. He complains that films like No Country for Old Men, There Will Be Blood, and Away From Her, […]
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Watch out McLuhan

I’ve always joked that my aim in academia is getting a walk-on part in a Woody Allan film, like McLuhan in Annie Hall. No luck on that yet, but Derek sent along this trailer for Truth in Numbers: Yes that’s me at the beginning of the trailer, in pretty good company, even if I still […]
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