pop culture

Visiting Martian, President Jack Nicholson, ‘Mars Attacks!’ (1996)

Art of the Possible

Surprising lessons to be learned in popular culture.

Dec 31, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 16 • By BRUCE EDWARD WALKER

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Terzian reads at the movies.

Dim Viewer

Philip Terzian, the non-moviegoer

Oct 15, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 05 • By PHILIP TERZIAN

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The Passion of the Starsky and the Hutch

Owen Wilson and Ben Stiller go old school; the Oscars give it up for the ugly and the unhappy; and "The Passion" might be bigger than you think.

11:00 PM, Mar 4, 2004 • By JONATHAN V. LAST

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Famous by Association

What Nicole Richie and "The Simple Life" teach us about America and celebrity.

11:00 PM, Jan 15, 2004 • By MATT LABASH

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The End of the Ring

"The Return of the King" is a flawed, disappointing end to Peter Jackson's exceptional Lord of the Rings trilogy.

11:00 PM, Dec 16, 2003 • By JONATHAN V. LAST

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Cold Comfort

"Cold Mountain," the season's biggest slab of Oscar bait, comes to theaters. Audiences will be deeply moved. Or else.

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

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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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Stardumb: Sean Penn

Don't call him an "activist," he's been here for years. The artist formerly known as Spicoli speaks out about sensing the war.

12:00 AM, Oct 15, 2003 • By DAVID SKINNER

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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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Special K

How to save the HBO series "K Street."

12:00 AM, Oct 10, 2003 • By MATTHEW CONTINETTI

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