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Entries by Michael Giltz from 07/2007

New York Times' iPhone Music Video Goes One Step Too Far

| Posted 07.06.2007 | Media
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If Pogue were a kid in Oklahoma who put this video on YouTube, I'd say he was clever. But he's not a kid in Oklahoma. He's a reporter for the New York Times.

Huffing and Puffing Over DVDs

| Posted 07.17.2007 | Entertainment
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If Sandra Bullock isn't careful, a few more movies like the confused time-loop thriller Premonition and people will be wondering how she could have once been pegged as the next Julia Roberts.

Why Harry Potter Won't be a Bestseller

| Posted 07.20.2007 | Entertainment
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If this idiotic rule banning kid's books from the charts had been in effect before Harry Potter, there might never have been Harry Potter in the first place.

Why Harry Potter Won't be a Bestseller

Posted 07.20.2007 | Media
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Wanna make some easy money? Tell your friends you don't think Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will debut at #1 on The New York Times Bestseller L...

This Week in DVDs: Undermining Expectations

| Posted 07.24.2007 | Entertainment
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Director David Fincher spent his entire career building towards the engrossing, brilliant film Zodiac ($29.99; Paramount), out on DVD today.

Prince Is Right: Stuff Gotta Be Free

| Posted 07.27.2007 | Media
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Seemingly bizarre changes like giving away major magazines and newspapers are only a matter of time. You can get it for free -- or enough of it to satisfy you -- online. So why pay for it?

Is 300 a Vile, Racist Diatribe ... or Harmless Fun?

| Posted 07.31.2007 | Entertainment
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It's not that those subtle prejudices aren't there. But leaning on tired clichés isn't quite the same as celebrating them.