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Status: Hollywood un-friends Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook

Status: Hollywood un-friends Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook

| October 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

by Bryce McGuire Guest Writer If there had been a “dislike” button for Mark Zuckerberg after viewing The Social Network, I would have pressed it. As the film opens, we see Zuckerberg and his then girlfriend talking at a table in a crowded Harvard bar, The Thirsty Beaver. Mark is the smartest guy in the […]

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‘A Serious Man’

‘A Serious Man’

| March 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

by Phillip Johnston I’ll admit from the start that I don’t quite know how to write about Joel and Ethan Coen’s new film “A Serious Man” (newly released on DVD), but I’ll begin with a few things I know for sure. I know that this is a hysterically funny movie and that it made me […]

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Invictus: A Cocktail of Timely Ideas

Invictus: A Cocktail of Timely Ideas

| February 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

by Michael Palmer Guest Columnist The film “Invictus” is both stirring entertainment and a history lesson about a remarkable convergence of sport and statesmanship.

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Julie & Julia

Julie & Julia

| December 9, 2009 | 0 Comments

by Phillip Johnston In 1998, Nora Ephron directed “You’ve Got Mail,” one of the first movies about Internet communication. Following in her own tradition, Ephron has now made “Julie & Julia” (out on DVD this Tuesday), perhaps the first movie about blogging and one that also happens to be about legendary chef Julia Child. In […]

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Wild Things Redux

Wild Things Redux

| October 20, 2009 | 0 Comments

Originally written for The Chattanooga Pulse. If you want to bear witness to a few moments of perfect cinema, watch the first couple minutes of Spike Jonze’s “Where the Wild Things Are.”  Here we’re introduced to the indefatigable young Max as he builds a snow fort in his neighbor’s yard.  He’s packed the snow tight […]

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