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Joe DePaolo

Entries by Joe DePaolo

What Andrew Garfield's Pending Superstar Status Tells Us About the 21st Century American Male

(7) Comments | Posted April 10, 2012 | 4:05 PM

It's two and a half hours into the latest Broadway revival of Death of a Salesman, and I am as captivated as I was at minute one. I'm watching Andrew Garfield -- playing the role of aimless, troubled thirty-something Biff Loman -- steal a show that was supposed to belong...

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On Moneyball, and Why Sports Fans Don't Always Like Sports Movies

(6) Comments | Posted January 30, 2012 | 1:20 PM

As expected, Moneyball was one of the big winners during Tuesday's announcement of this year's Academy Award nominations. The film -- adapted from the bestselling book written by Michael Lewis -- scored six nominations, including a nod for best picture. Charismatic lead Brad Pitt -- whose portrayal of...

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Mission Impossible: The Resurrection of Tom Cruise's Career

(6) Comments | Posted January 17, 2012 | 1:52 PM

During that interminable period at the movies betwixt the dimming of the house lights and the appearance of the dancing popcorn, I have taken to playing a game to help pass the time. The game's objective is to guess a film's eventual Rotten Tomatoes score, based solely on the quality...

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A Plea to Ricky Gervais: Be Vanilla!

(3) Comments | Posted January 10, 2012 | 7:15 AM

We're less than a week away from Ricky Gervais Part Three at the Golden Globes. Despite the behind-the-scenes rumblings from some members of the Hollywood Foreign Press that The Office star would not be welcomed back in 2012 (thanks, in large part, to one particularly scathing barb directed...

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