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Kicking my Coke habitnew

A loyal 'candy water' drinker tries to halt The Pause That Refreshes
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  05-09-2013  |  Policy Issues

Deliverance Turns 40new

Will the South ever live down 'Squeal like a pig'?
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  07-12-2012  |  Movies

Mark Bagley: The Comic Book Illustratornew

Acclaimed illustrator rescues comics from empty heroics.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  01-06-2012  |  Culture

Ian Bogost reveals How to Do Things With Videogamesnew

Georgia Tech professor's new books expand the playing field for video games
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  08-09-2011  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer Carves Up Disneyfied Classicnew

Van Jensen and Dusty Higgins' trilogy transcends vampire shtick.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  11-30-2010  |  Fiction

David Sedaris Does Fables His Waynew

Sedaris’ take on beasts of burden in 'Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary' proves hilarious.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  10-08-2010  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Banksy is One Artful Dodgernew

Exit Through the Gift Shop excels in prankish creativity.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  05-04-2010  |  Reviews

'Kells', Yeah!new

The Secret of Kells illuminates virtues of hand-drawn animation.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  04-27-2010  |  Reviews

Ghostly Scenes Don’t 'Eclipse' Subtle Irish Dramanew

Aidan Quinn enlivens The Eclipse’s paranormal activity.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  04-27-2010  |  Reviews

Hit-Girl gives 'Kick-Ass' Its Super-Powersnew

A few dips into crime fighting clichés can’t keep this film down.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  04-20-2010  |  Reviews

HBO’s ‘Treme’ Shows New Orleans Keeping Head Above Waternew

Where David Simon's The Wire showed a city in the midst of a slow-motion collapse, Treme finds post-Katrina New Orleans at the bottom, trying to get back up.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  04-13-2010  |  TV

'Chloe' Gives Erotic Thrillers a good namenew

Director Atom Egoyan uses insightful dialogue to induce heavy breathing.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  04-13-2010  |  Reviews

Sapfest Makes 'Nights in Rodanthe' Look Like 'Antichrist'new

Best line: "There's a neverending stream of curse words in my mind," Savannah none-too-convincingly tells John in Dear John, to counter her goody two-shoes, don't-drink-don't-smoke image. (In fact, apart from a couple of "frickins," nobody ever swears.)
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  02-09-2010  |  Reviews

'The Providence Effect' Stands, Doesn’t Delivernew

Thanks to films like Dangerous Minds and Stand and Deliver, the "inspirational teacher" movie genre has become one of Hollywood's most predictable formulas. The Providence Effect proves that educational documentaries can succumb to clichés just as easily.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  01-26-2010  |  Reviews

'Hideous Men' Transcribes Interviews With Jerksnew

John Krasinski’s adaptation comes off awkward and obvious. Krasinski (of "The Office") wrote, directed and co-stars in his adaptation of the book by the late David Foster Wallace, but wastes his cast's manpower on themes that could fit on the average tweet, with letters to spare.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  01-26-2010  |  Reviews

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