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April 30, 2009

Trades give Star Trek two perfect scores

Trades give Star Trek two perfect scores

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According to metacritic, the trades give Star Trek two perfect scores of 100. When is the last time that happened — for any sort of movie? (These have been out a few days, but I only noticed them tonight.) Variety, Todd McCarthy: Blasting onto the screen at warp speed and remaining there for two hours, the new and improved Star Trek will transport fans to sci-fi nirvana. Faithful enough to…

G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra

G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra

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Thanks to Roger Friedman (and every other critic with eyes connected to a cerebral cortex) I can save the 8 bucks I would’ve thrown away on Wolverine to throw away later on G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra. To balance out the superficiality of my interest being a lot more stimulated by Channing Tatum than by Hugh Jackman, I can honestly say I like the way cinematographer Mitchell Amundsen shoots…

Tribeca winners

Tribeca winners

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Main Competition Categories: The Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature ‚Äì “About Elly (Darbareye Elly),” directed and written by Asghar Farhadi. Best New Narrative Filmmaker ‚Äì Rune Denstad Langlo for “North (Nord),” written by Erlend Loe. Best Actor in a Narrative Feature Film ‚Äì Ciar√°n Hinds in “The Eclipse,” directed and written by Conor McPherson. Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Film ‚Äì Zoe Kazan in “The Exploding Girl,” directed…

Outing Gay Conservatives in ‘Outrage’

Outing Gay Conservatives in ‘Outrage’

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There’s a lot of nervous toe-tapping in the hallowed stalls of Washington after the Tribeca premiere of Outrage and its upcoming theatrical release May 8. “Outrage,” a new documentary from filmmaker Kirby Dick, takes issue with the secret lives of closeted gay politicians — especially conservative Republicans who outwardly oppose gay rights. The film, which premiered last week at the Tribeca Film Festival, features tell-alls from men who say they’ve…