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a few thoughts on ‘Caprica’: “Unvanquished”

Has everyone gone totally round the bend? Joseph Adama has thrown himself in with the gangsters in full, it seems. Daniel Graystone is about to go to work for them. (Has he never seen whatever the Colonial version of GoodFellas is? ‘Every since I was a kid I wanted to be a Tauron gangster…’)

new this week in U.S., Canadian, and U.K. theaters: ‘Despicable Me,’ ‘Predators,’ ‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,’ more

U.S. AND CANADA/OPENING WIDE Despicable Me: “It’s so fluffy I’m gonna die!” is my new go-to phrase for when I’m excited about anything. If you can’t make it to the multiplex, try: • The Incredibles (2004): the last great animated movie about supervillains (and the superheroes who thwart them). • 101 Dalmatians (1961): For one … more…

classical movies are music to cinema’s ears

No, not classic movies: classical movies. September is Classical Music Month, the origin of which probably ties in to the whole “back to school, back to seriousness” idea. Which is sort of silly, actually: just because classical music is has stood the test of time doesn’t mean it has to be solemn. In fact, for … more…

question of the day: What film would you ban, and why?

The Independent runs down the list of films that have been banned around the world for such reasons as extreme violence, religious blasphemy, explicit sex, and other outrageousness. They’re all the usual suspects you’ve probably heard about before as controversial: A Clockwork Orange, Monty Python’s Life of Brian, Caligula, and so on. I’m not sure … more…

return of the sonic screwdriver, and… those boots!

Not that the sonic screwdriver ever really went away. But it seems that Matt Smith’s new Doctor has a new and improved toy. Maybe it’s 3G? Certainly, he can tweet with it… I’m mostly posting these to annoy my Doctor Who pal Bonnie, who is in mourning for David Tennant’s Doctor and refuses to hear … more…