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Motion Picture Soundtrack

Motion Picture Soundtrack: “Go Daddy-O”

This past weekend I was the best man at my friend Rodger’s wedding. I spent a long time working on my toast, which went well, but...

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Music, Soundtrack Saturday

Soundtrack Saturday: “Real Genius”

Well, hello, Popdose! My name’s Kelly and I’m the new kid on the block. A few of you might know me as the writer of the...

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DVD Reviews

DVD Review: Pete Seeger, “The Power of Song”

Pete Seeger: The Power of Song purchase this DVD (Amazon) You need to see this movie. He’s happily existed on the outskirts of the...

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Exit Music, Music

Exit Music (For a Film): Office Space

In Mike Judge’s 1999 comedy Office Space, its protagonist Peter Gibbons (Ron Livingston) is described by the downsizing consultants...

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DVD Reviews, Television

DVD Review: “The Office: Season Four”

The Office: Season Four purchase this DVD (Amazon) This is the best comedy on television, but it finished its fourth season languishing at...

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Current Events, Film, Sugar Water

Sugar Water: Celebrity Soapbox!

Bad news — my girlfriend, Aimiee, and I are still on that steamship we boarded in China two weeks ago. You know the phrase...

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DVD Reviews, Television

DVD Review: “Heroes” Season Two

Heroes: Season Two purchase this DVD set (Amazon) Yeah, yeah, I know. Second season wasn’t as good as the first. The magic’s...

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DVD Reviews, Dw. Dunphy On..., Television

Dw. Dunphy On… “Freakazoid!”

For all my pretensions, all my attempts to present myself as a literate, knowledgeable, and discerning fellow, I’m really a...

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Film, Sports

Top 5 Miraculous Shots in Non-Basketball Movies

Basketball owes its success as a spectator sport to the fact that a miraculous shot at the end of the game can change everything in a...

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Film, Music, Television

In Memoriam: Isaac Hayes

Many miles have I traveled since I first knowingly encountered the music of Isaac Hayes, so I hope you’ll forgive me if my memory is...

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Trailer Trash

Dave and Mikey’s Trailer Trash: “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”

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No Concessions

No Concessions: A Moving “Elegy” as Summer Movie Season Draws to a Close

Outside of a few odds and ends, the summer movie season pretty much concludes today. Throw the tarp over the pool, recondition the leaf...

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Motion Picture Soundtrack

Motion Picture Soundtrack: “Two Cool Guys”

A number of months ago, Darren Robbins posted a column discussing how brazen arrogance seemed to be the most valuable asset in a...

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Trailer Trash

Dave and Mikey’s Trailer Trash: “Tropic Thunder”

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No Concessions

No Concessions: Seventies Highs — “Pineapple Express,” “Man on Wire,” and Patti Smith

If I ever run for office, and someone asks the drug-use question, I can honestly say I didn’t inhale. While pop-music critics are a...

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Exit Music, Music

Exit Music (For a Film): Brick

One of of the most overlooked films of 2006 (a terrible, terrible year for movies; with redemption only brought by the likes of The...

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DVD Reviews, Music

DVD Review: Martin Scorsese & the Rolling Stones, “Shine a Light”

After watching the first 10 minutes, the most surprising thing about Shine a Light, Martin Scorsese’s concert documentary about the...

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Motion Picture Soundtrack

Motion Picture Soundtrack: “Useless”

I tend to make a lot of allowances for films that translate classic literature into high school settings. If nothing else, I respect the...

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Trailer Trash

Dave & Mikey’s Trailer Trash: “Pineapple Express”

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No Concessions

No Concessions: Summer Shorts — “Baghead,” “Brideshead,” Etc.

Maybe I’ve been overthinking things. Worrying too much about the corrosive effects of superheroes on the cinema and all that. I did...

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Exit Music, Music, Popdose

Exit Music (For a Film): My Little Eye

With another potential Hollywood strike looming (the SAG contract has expired and the actors have yet to reach acceptable terms with the...

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Trailer Trash

Dave & Mikey’s Trailer Trash: “Mamma Mia!”

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No Concessions

No Concessions: “The Dark Knight”

Watching a superdeluxe presentation of The Dark Knight unfold across the eight-story-tall IMAX theater in Manhattan, I had a nagging...

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Film, Sugar Water

Sugar Water: Harrison Ford

If you were to ask me what I wanted to be when I was growing up, I could lie and say “astronaut” or “baseball...

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No Concessions

No Concessions: “Hellboy II” and “Journey to the Center of the Earth”

Like the humans who misjudge or underestimate the big red lug on the big screen, I must apologize to Hellboy. Our first encounter, in 2004,...

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Trailer Trash

Dave & Mikey’s Trailer Trash: “The Dark Knight”

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No Concessions

No Concessions: Let’s Talk About Sex

Sex. You know you want it — and I know you’re not getting it from the movies. And I know you’re not because...

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Motion Picture Soundtrack

Motion Picture Soundtrack: “Battle Without Honor or Humanity”

Nobody, and I mean nobody, has demonstrated an ability to manipulate popular culture better than Quentin Tarantino. The pop-culture...

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Trailer Trash

Dave & Mikey’s Trailer Trash: “Step Brothers”

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No Concessions

No Concessions: Lazy-Ass Critic Watches New Movies in Bed

I have violated the covenant between reader and critic. You, the reader, expect me, the critic, to leave his home in Brooklyn, get on the...