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  • Vin_for_the_win_home_top_story

    The Morning Read (4.09.09) Will Riddick's 'Chronicles' continue?

    Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Apr 9, 2009

    Plus working with David Foster Wallace, the evolution of a rumor, and a maskless Michael Myers
  • Fakeoffjudgeslstrutv_home_top_story

    Confusingly weird reality competition 'Fake Off' has mesmerizing performances

    Type: Article | Date: Monday, Oct 27, 2014

    'Fake Off' tries to introduce a new art form, maybe
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    The Morning Read: Rutger Hauer is a 'Hobo With A Shotgun'

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, Apr 19, 2010

    Plus Ebert on videogames and Knowles on Ebert as multiple online debates go nuclear
  • Airbender_home_top_story

    TMR: 'Airbender' photos, On The Screen, and Gilliam at Cannes

    Type: Post | Date: Friday, May 22, 2009

    A rant about the responsibility of reviewers as we head into the holiday weekend
  • Bandw_home_top_story

    Comic-Con 2013: 'Sandman,' 'Fables,' and more at Vertigo Comics panel

    Type: Article | Date: Friday, Jul 19, 2013

    Newly editor Shelly Bond joins writers Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire onstage
  • World's Greatest Dad - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Dec 8, 2009

    A high school poetry teacher and single father discovers that the thing he covets most in life may not be what makes him truly happy in this pitch-black comedy directed by Bobcat Goldthwait, and starring Robin Williams. Lance Clayton (Williams) is a mild-mannered high school teacher from Seattle who was granted sole custody of his son, Kyle (Daryl Sabara), following a nasty divorce. As hard as Lance tries to connect with his hostile, loathsome son, all he receives for his sincere efforts are insults and scorn. The only things Kyle seems to care about are violent video games and internet porn, the latter obsession eventually serving to alienate the foul-mouthed teen from his sole friend, Andrew (Evan Martin). His books rejected by publishers and his poetry class on the verge of being canceled due to student disinterest, Lance does find a bit of happiness in his relationship with pretty art instructor Claire (Alexie Gilmore), though these days her gaze is drifting toward handsome young English teacher Mike (Henry Simmons), who recently celebrated the publication of his very first piece in The New Yorker. Then, one day, Lance discovers his son dead, the apparent victim of autoerotic asphyxiation gone horribly awry. In order to give the boy some dignity in death, Lance pens a suicide note before summoning the authorities. By chance, that note is published in Kyle's school newspaper, instantly transforming him into a misunderstood cult icon among the impressionable student body. Now, tragedy has become opportunity for Lance. Can the grieving father live with the knowledge of how he achieved such fame, or has he sacrificed his own soul in his blind quest to garner the kind of fame that has eluded him his entire life? ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide
  • World's Greatest Dad - Blu-ray Disc

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Dec 8, 2009

    A high school poetry teacher and single father discovers that the thing he covets most in life may not be what makes him truly happy in this pitch-black comedy directed by Bobcat Goldthwait, and starring Robin Williams. Lance Clayton (Williams) is a mild-mannered high school teacher from Seattle who was granted sole custody of his son, Kyle (Daryl Sabara), following a nasty divorce. As hard as Lance tries to connect with his hostile, loathsome son, all he receives for his sincere efforts are insults and scorn. The only things Kyle seems to care about are violent video games and internet porn, the latter obsession eventually serving to alienate the foul-mouthed teen from his sole friend, Andrew (Evan Martin). His books rejected by publishers and his poetry class on the verge of being canceled due to student disinterest, Lance does find a bit of happiness in his relationship with pretty art instructor Claire (Alexie Gilmore), though these days her gaze is drifting toward handsome young English teacher Mike (Henry Simmons), who recently celebrated the publication of his very first piece in The New Yorker. Then, one day, Lance discovers his son dead, the apparent victim of autoerotic asphyxiation gone horribly awry. In order to give the boy some dignity in death, Lance pens a suicide note before summoning the authorities. By chance, that note is published in Kyle's school newspaper, instantly transforming him into a misunderstood cult icon among the impressionable student body. Now, tragedy has become opportunity for Lance. Can the grieving father live with the knowledge of how he achieved such fame, or has he sacrificed his own soul in his blind quest to garner the kind of fame that has eluded him his entire life? ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide
  • Brutal_legend_morning_read_home_top_story

    TMR: Jack Black rocks out in 'Brutal Legend,' 'Star Wars' in 3 minutes, and a trip to heaven and hell

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, Jul 6, 2009

    Plus how to see a space station and the truth about movie weed
  • Grumpy_old_critics_home_top_story

    Why do older movie critics suddenly want everyone off their lawn?

    Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, Aug 11, 2009

    Has the generation gap finally become too wide for Roger Ebert and others?