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Neon Indian's New Music Is The Best New Music.

11 years ago by Pete Freedman
Over at Pitchfork today, area sun-drenched retro-pop outfit Neon Indian (side project of Vega, your DOMA-winning Best Dance/Electronica Act) has been awarded a Best New Music tag for its song "Deadbeat Summer."Writes reviewer Richard Armitage, while giving the song a score of 9 out of 10: "Here the project really...
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Comrade Detective’s Commies and Castlevania’s Clergy Run Western Civ Through the Wringer

2 years ago by Alan Scherstuhl
Comrade Detective premieres on Amazon Prime August 4. Castlevania streams on Netflix.   Only slowly does it become clear that Comrade Detective, a star-driven meta-prank cop-show curio, isn't supposed to suck. This fact hit me early in the second episode, a full hour into this squirmiest of prestige streaming series,...
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Peter Jackson's Hobbit Project Arrives at its Spectacular End

5 years ago by Alan Scherstuhl
The biggest laugh I heard from the audience at my screening of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies came after seven words in the end credits: "Based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien." Just picture that tweedy Oxford philologist nodding in approval at this adaptation of his lark...
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Peter Jackson's Hobbit-Embiggening Project Hits its Spectacular End

5 years ago by Alan Scherstuhl
The biggest laugh I heard from the audience at my screening of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies came from seven words in the end credits: "Based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien." Just picture that tweedy Oxford philologist nodding in pleased approval at this adaptation of his...
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This Hobbit is Everything the Last Wasn't

6 years ago by Alan Scherstuhl
Elves snore, it turns out. Their maidens make teensy-peen jokes and pine for the hottest of dwarves. And Bilbo Baggins, so concerned about his doilies just three hours of screen time ago, now punches his sword right through the trachea of a goblin — and then looks rather proud of...
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The Hobbit Gets Neither There Nor Back Again

7 years ago by Scott Foundas
Welcome back to Middle-Earth. It has been nearly a decade since writer-director Peter Jackson last set foot on J.R.R. Tolkien's hallowed ground, signing off on a spectacular trilogy of films adapted from the British author's Lord of the Rings novels. There were box office billions and well-earned Oscars aplenty and...
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Perotnoia

24 years ago by Gerald Posner
Editor's note: When Ross Perot first announced his candidacy for president in 1992, his eccentric populism generated a tidal wave of popular support. But many outside of Texas did not know just how eccentric the Dallas billionaire could be. The country got its first clear look at Perot's combative, sometimes...
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Pilgrimage

NR
Action/Adventure, Drama
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Into the Storm

PG-13
Suspense/Thriller
Incompatible fronts collide in director Steven Quale's weather-horror patience-tester Into the Storm. The first is the summertime yen for righteous kablooey, the dumber the better, exemplified here by drunk galoots hauling ass into a twister on a four-wheeler ATV. In the climactic mega-funnel, jets and 18-wheelers flit about like dollar bills...
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The Hobbit Marathon in 3D - HFR

PG-13
Program, SciFi/Fantasy

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