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Jason Bailey

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Your Republican Friends Are Going to Love Lockout

(69) Comments | Posted April 13, 2012 | 3:07 PM

Countless observers have described Lockout, the latest dumb-as-a-doorknob action flick from writer/producer Luc Besson, as "Taken set in space" -- including the prolific scribe himself. But if its tough-guy-rescuing-Maggie-Grace premise is lifted from Besson's 2010 hit, that's merely one of the many other films echoing throughout the futuristic space prison...

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Capital Politics and Herzog's Into the Abyss

(6) Comments | Posted April 10, 2012 | 3:20 PM

It would be tough to pick the most chilling moment from the 20 Republican primary debates, in which television viewers watched debate audiences boo an active duty American soldier, cheer waterboarding, and try to egg Ron Paul into letting our country's uninsured die in the streets. But for sheer bloodthirsty,...

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Newt Gingrich: The Ed Wood of the GOP Primary

(4) Comments | Posted March 30, 2012 | 5:43 PM

Back in February, during an appearance on the Rich Stevens Show, Newt Gingrich had a typically modest suggestion for who could play him in the story of his life: "Brad Pitt ... why not?" Why not indeed. However, a cursory glance at his campaign thus far -- particularly the...

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