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  • June 27, 2007
    By webteam

    Recently I trekked north to Salem, MA to visit the Peabody-Essex Museum and see the Joseph Cornell exhibit. Pretty much everybody knows about Cornell’s boxes, but his experimental films were new to me, and a friend and myself sat in the screening room and watched, entranced, a selection of his shorts.

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  • June 24, 2007
    By webteam

    Not that he needs any more publicity for his upcoming film "Sicko," but here's a rough transcript of an interview I had with Michael Moore when he made an appearance in Manchester, New Hampshire to promote the movie

    Q: You used to be print journalist. Want to go back to that? A little easier?

    MM: I often think about how much I like to write and how writing is more peaceful and sometimes a more personally enjoyable way to spend my time.

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  • June 20, 2007
    By webteam

    Twenty-five years ago Ridley Scott made “Blade Runner,” initiating the trend in adapting the works of sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick that continues to this day. Soon, it is rumored, he’ll be working on an adaptation of a different kind, starting what might be another trend in moviemaking and one that would seem right out of one of Dick’s bleakest, satiric dystopian visions: he’s making a movie out of “Monopoly.

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  • June 13, 2007
    By webteam
    I'm sure no one wants to wait until next Thursday to read my review of "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer," which is when it will appear in print since the studio didn't screen it until yesterday, too late for the deadline for this week's issue of the Phoenix. Or perhaps even read it at all. Nonetheless, thanks to the magic of the Internet and probably to the annoyance of the folks at 20th Century Fox, here it is two days early.

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  • June 13, 2007
    By webteam

    I first started noticing this trend with the commercials. Here’s just one of the more obnoxious ones, for Coors beer:

    Wife in bathroom checking to see if the strip for her pregnancy test has turned blue: “Honey, I think this is what we’ve been waiting for…”

    Oafish husband checking to see if label of his beer has turned blue, indicating it has reached the perfect temperature for consumption: “Yes, I think it is!”

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