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To offer commentary on The Dark Knight Rises is to go back to every part of the movie and discuss it. Therefore, I will say that this is not a review, but more a discussion of what works and what does not within the film, and contains MAJOR SPOILERS below.

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THE DARK KNIGHT RISES is an amazing experience and a flawed movie, both spectacle of the highest order and a house of cards. It’s worthy of your time, attention and love, but it doesn’t rise to the transcendent heights of previous entries in the series.

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BREAKING BAD is the most important show on television today, as well as the best show in its current generation. These are bold words, but the show is good enough to merit them. Furthermore, as it approaches its fifth season premiere this Sunday on AMC, it deserves attention that only

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As PROMETHEUS opens up this week, we continue our conversation of all things important surrounding the movie. We posted our first post yesterday, and today we look at the R rating, creature design, and dichotomy of optimism and pessimism surrounding the release. I had the privilege to be joined by

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PROMETHEUS opens up this week in the United States, and marks director Sir Ridley Scott’s (BLADE RUNNER, GLADIATOR, BLACK HAWK DOWN, and too many other good ones to mention) return to science fiction and (maybe?) the universe of ALIEN, where he revolutionized science fiction and horror. Consequently, it also marks the

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I had the chance to speak with Chronicle‘s Michael Kelly recently about his work in the successful teens-with-superpowers movie (because it’s not a movie about superheroes) that is out TODAY on Blu-Ray and DVD! The twenty-year Hollywood veteran chatted with me about his work in Chronicle, Generation Kill, Changeling, and  the Zach Snyder remake

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I had a whole huge column about why the Oscars were too old and focused on recreation/simulation culture. Then I realized that it’s not the point anymore. (FYI, just look at the Best Actress nominations and tell me what actress got in there for playing an original character. None? Okay,

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So yesterday I suggested that factors like the increasing homogenization of radio playlists, the eradication of local talent, and the avoidance of new music was hurting rock radio. I wanted to take the time to explain how this affects rock radio on a cultural level today, as well as leveling

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When’s the last time you bought a song or album after hearing it on the radio? Okay, now when’s the last time you bought a song or album that you heard on rock radio? If you didn’t answer because you don’t remember or don’t listen to rock music, you’re in

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I love Joss Whedon’s work. I have seen every episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, & Dollhouse. I can quote Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog if there are enough amaretto sours involved. I have read all the Buffy comics, his run on Astonishing X-Men with John Cassaday, and began

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Hi, welcome to the Moody Views! I’m hoping to provide some more in-depth commentary on issues in popular culture that I believe greater consideration. In this era of quick reactions and instant commentary, sometimes it’s good to actually reflect on what certain things mean in our information era, and I

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