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Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013

Who Was That Masked Man?

 While Michael Singer’s book is obviously related to the recent box office failure The Lone Ranger and has sections devoted to the movie’s creation, The Lone Ranger Behind the Mask: On the Trail of an Outlaw Epic (Insight Editions) is more than a film tie-in coffee table book. It’s a
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
 Steve Carell returns as Gru, a master criminal who is determined to go straight in the wake of adopting three charming young girls. While attempting to start his own jam-making company, Gru is recruited to the anti-villain
Sunday, March 10, 2013

Framed for murder

 The local media called it “the break the police were waiting for.” In 1993, three teenagers were arrested for the murder and sexual violation of three eight-year old boys
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Tim Burton remakes 1960s soap opera

A year after it premiered, the gothic soap opera “Dark Shadows” took a strange turn with the arrival...
05.25.2010 | | Posted at 09:25 AM

Tim Burtons Rabbit Hole

By David Luhrssen
Cleverly enough, Tim Burton�s latest film is actually the sequel to a movie he never made but probably wanted to. In his Alice in Wonderland, the little girl has grown into a young woman (well played by Mia Wasikowska) and revisits the world below the rabbit hole. Who knows? Maybe 10 years from now Burton will film Alice�s second return, this time in middle age. The Blu-ray/DVD release in...
Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Johnny Depp stars as bank robber John Dillinger

Outlaws are beloved by law-abiding citizens in most every land, even by people who would be scared stiff to meet one. To define terms: An outlaw is no mere criminal. Serial killers, spouse beaters and investment brokers don't make the grade. An outlaw shimmers with reckless romanticism, and a spark of goodness must illuminate his legend. The archetypal outlaw among English speakers, Robin Hood, robbed from the rich and gave to the poor. John Dillinger spent the money he stole on himself, but according...
11.07.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
Hunter S. Thompson was considered past his peak when he killed himself in 2005. During the high times of the 1960s and �70s, however, Thompson helped revitalize journalism through the audacity of his reporting and his willingness to use the tactics of fiction in the strategy of finding truth. Filmmaker Alex Gibson�s Gonzo: The Life & Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, out now on DVD, is an e...