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trailer break: ‘Shorts’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… If it’s Robert Rodriguez, it’s sure to feature tons of wacky greenscreen stuff: kids bouncing off pillows the size of planets to escape Day-glo monsters or somesuch. If Rodriguez can whip it on his Mac, he can slap a goofy kid into it and call it a … more…

dream cast: hypothetical ‘Three’s Company’ movie

It’s Thursday, so it’s time for another Dream Cast, in which we take a classic movie or TV show — perferrably something with Xer appeal that we can either trash or have fun with — and recast a hypothetical (or sometimes not so hypothetical) remake with actors working today. This week: Three’s Company, the 1977-84 … more…

Boiler Room and Wall Street (review)

And that realistic attitude is a big part of what makes Boiler Room so refreshing: Younger doesn’t offer any pat, happy endings, doesn’t have all his characters wrap things up by kissing and making nice. The film ends on such an abrupt note — and such a perfect one — that I gasped with unexpected delight.