Jonathan V. Last

East of Little Big Horn

"The Last Samurai" puts a Yankee in the Emperor's court and lets Tom Cruise show off his swordsmanship.

11:00 PM, Dec 4, 2003 • By JONATHAN V. LAST

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The Cat in the Hat Does Paris

Dr. Seuss's classic comes to the big screen with style, barf jokes, and a newly-minted porn star.

11:00 PM, Nov 20, 2003 • By JONATHAN V. LAST

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Christmas Comes Early

"Elf" comes in time to give you holiday cheer while you're still savoring your leftover Halloween candy.

11:00 PM, Nov 6, 2003 • By JONATHAN V. LAST

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The Matrix: Exposed

"Revolutions" reveals that underneath the philosophy, allegory, and intellectual pretension of "The Matrix" is a great big wad of nothing.

11:00 PM, Nov 4, 2003 • By JONATHAN V. LAST

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Stopping Stephen Glass

The new movie "Shattered Glass" believes that Stephen Glass's mad genius made it impossible to stop him before he was caught. There is evidence to suggest otherwise.

11:00 PM, Oct 30, 2003 • By JONATHAN V. LAST

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"Scary Movie 3"--The Final Insult

What the Scary Movie franchise means for the future of the film spoof. Plus, why won't Nicole Kidman get fat?

12:00 AM, Oct 24, 2003 • By JONATHAN V. LAST

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War? What War?

From the October 10, 2003 Wall Street Journal: Why Hollywood is ignoring the biggest story of the day.

12:00 AM, Oct 13, 2003 • By JONATHAN V. LAST

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Fangoria

Quentin Tarantino and "Kill Bill" pay homage to the samurai epic, shower the audience with blood, and dilute pop culture.

8:15 AM, Oct 10, 2003 • By JONATHAN V. LAST

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Trading Places

The Dixie Chicks have decided that they aren't a country music group any more. What are they thinking?

12:00 AM, Sep 24, 2003 • By JONATHAN V. LAST

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Top 10 Letters

A meditation on 9/11, thoughts on Mecca, observations of recall, and more.

12:00 AM, Sep 15, 2003 • By

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The Bush Doctrine Goes to the Movies

Lionel Chetwynd's "DC 9/11" tells the story behind the policy change brought on by September 11.

12:00 AM, Sep 5, 2003 • By JONATHAN V. LAST

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City Limits

From the August 29, 2003 Wall Street Journal: Infidels are forbidden from entering the city of Mecca (pop. 1.2 million). A look at Saudi Arabia's religious apartheid.

12:00 AM, Sep 2, 2003 • By JONATHAN V. LAST

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Blair Hornstine Settles

The case of the New Jersey valedictorian comes to an end as the teen settles her lawsuit with the town.

10:15 AM, Aug 20, 2003 • By JONATHAN V. LAST

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Top 10 Letters

Kuwaiti conspiracy theory, a New York Times contributor defends the practice of lying to reporters, and more.

12:00 AM, Jul 21, 2003 • By

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Truth and the New York Times

In addition to making a spectacle of himself on "Charlie Rose," Howell Raines exposed the New York Times as having lied to reporters.

12:00 AM, Jul 18, 2003 • By JONATHAN V. LAST

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