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The Long, Slow Death of American Triumphalism

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Hollywood's products still rule the globe. Yet, in that international arena, American-style war, as in Iraq or Afghanistan, is a complete turn-off and real-world all-American triumph just doesn't fly anymore.

Q&A: Sci-Fi Director Neill Blomkamp Describes Life in District 9 As No Picnic

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

"I felt like half of my mind wanted to make some serious film about these topics and the other half wanted to make a bloody genre film, "said Blomkamp. "And then I thought maybe I'll be able to do both."

HuffPost Review: G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

This is the movie as pure product without soul or inspiration. It was blueprinted rather than created, assembled by drones to be shown to drones, who will walk out of it and, when asked to describe it, drone on.