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HBO'S Truthful Vampires Return for a Sixth

“Bill, this isn’t you,” she says as he holds the vile of sacred blood. “What the fuck do you know about me?” he responds
San Antonio Current  |  M. R. Brown  |  06-13-2013  |  TV

Not Quite Apatow: Rogen, Franco, Hill, and McBride Joke Around

“This Is the End” exposes the narrow limits of the self-referential humor favored by Generation Z comics James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, and Craig Robinson.
City Pulse  |  Cole Smithey  |  06-11-2013  |  Reviews

Illegal Alien: Superman the Underdog

“Man of Steel” takes a fresh approach to the well-worn origin of the Superman narrative (first published as Action Comics #1 in 1938).
City Pulse  |  Cole Smithey  |  06-10-2013  |  Reviews

Now You See Menew

"Now You See Me" is a Robin Hood tale, if that's what you call four magicians robbing banks, safes and rich people to give the money to their audiences.
Jackson Free Press  |  Amber Helsel  |  06-07-2013  |  Movies

We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaksnew

Play it where it lies.
East Bay Express  |  Kelly Vance  |  06-05-2013  |  Reviews

Pussy Riot Won the Warnew

The Sex Pistols have nothing on Pussy Riot. While Johnny Rotten and co. changed the course of music with only one album and two years of live performances, all the Russian feminist art collective/punk band needed to make an impact was 40 seconds (and no album).
San Antonio Current  |  Enrique Lopetegui  |  06-05-2013  |  Movies

This Is Your Director on Drugsnew

Can a director’s style reach through the screen and physically affect me as if I've just consumed an illicit narcotic?
Cincinnati CityBeat  |  Rodger Pille  |  06-05-2013  |  Movies

Canned Shakespeare — Joss Whedon Falls on His Sword

Josh Whedon’s sophomoric attempt at swimming in Kenneth Brannagh’s waters of expertise — namely adapting Shakespeare plays to film — is akin to watching a wet cat lick itself dry.
City Pulse  |  Cole Smithey  |  06-03-2013  |  Reviews

Roadtrip to Nowherenew

Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms reprise their franchise roles in “The Hangover: Part III.”
Jackson Free Press  |  Anita Modak-Truran  |  05-31-2013  |  Movies

Dumb and Dumber: Teen Adventure Fantasy Flounders

Coming on the heels of Jeff Nichols’s superior Huckleberry Finn-styled boys’ coming-of-age movie “Mud,” “The Kings of Summer” reaches farther into the realm of fantasy, but comes up short.
City Pulse  |  Cole Smithey  |  05-28-2013  |  Reviews

Gen X Grows Up — Linklater, Delpy, and Hawke Put a Cherry on the Cake

For better or for worse — mostly better — Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke may best be remembered for their romantically euphoric trilogy in collaboration with wunderkind Generation X auteur Richard Linklater.
City Pulse  |  Cole Smithey  |  05-28-2013  |  Reviews

Welcome back, Bluthsnew

New episodes of Arrested Development on Netflix? Here’s why we give a shit.
Creative Loafing (Tampa)  |  Daniel Figueroa IV  |  05-28-2013  |  TV

Simon Pegg: Great Scotty!new

The multitalented Simon Pegg is a geek for all seasons.
Creative Loafing (Tampa)  |  Joe Bardi  |  05-25-2013  |  TV

Summer Blockbustersnew

Although you wouldn't know it from the wild fluctuations in hot-cold flashes of rain-sunshine forecasts, the summer blockbuster movie season has officially begun.
Jackson Free Press  |  Anita Modak-Truran  |  05-20-2013  |  Movies

Gatsby In Hell: Flames of Incompetence Consume Baz Luhrmann

Baz Luhrmann’s bastardization of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel is a demeaning travesty.
City Pulse  |  Cole Smithey  |  05-20-2013  |  Movies

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