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Teens Sucker Punching Random Victims, Sometimes With Deadly Consequences

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 11.21.2013 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — In New York, a 78-year-old woman strolling in her neighborhood was punched in the head by a stranger and tumbled to the ground. In W...

Movie Review: Man of Steel

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.14.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Zack Snyder widens his view as a director with Man of Steel, taking a proclivity for creating startling images in the service of storytelling and using it to enlarge and expand the action.

Why Kathryn Bigelow's Oscar Snub Is a Symptom of a Larger Problem in Film Criticism

Scott Mendelson | Posted 03.13.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Truly adult films don't hold our hands and explain everything to the audience.  And in today's 24-hour shock/outrage news cycle, there is no real chance for such a film.

Pizza Delivery Man Punched For Odd Reason

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.31.2012 | Small Business

Garlic knots -- those cheap, chewy meal extenders that always need more garlic -- exacted a heavy price on a Vero Beach, Fla., pizza deliveryman. A...

WATCH: High School Lacrosse Player Sucker Punches Opponent

Posted 05.03.2012 | Sports

Even Metta World Peace would likely cringe at the sucker punch delivered during a high school regional final lacrosse game in Florida on Tuesday night...

2011 Year-End Wrap Up: The Underrated Films of 2011

Scott Mendelson | Posted 02.27.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Here are ten films that qualify as "underrated." Some of them are good, if not great films, that were unfairly maligned. Others were mediocrities that nonetheless did not deserve the level of scorn which they received.

Movie review: Sleeping Beauty

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.31.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Perhaps I'm not qualified to write about Sleeping Beauty, the debut film from Australian director Julia Leigh. I am, after all, a middle-aged man. An...

True Blood Sucker Punch: Season 4, Ep. 12

Mark Blankenship | Posted 11.12.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

It's like this episode was delivered directly to my heart. It's like Alan Ball and company looked at an X-ray of my desires and said, "Oh, okay. Let's give Mark everything he wants.

True Blood Sucker Punch: Season 4, Ep. 11

Mark Blankenship | Posted 11.06.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

Welcome to Sucker Punch, the only blog post that ranks the gaudiest moments in this week's episode of True Blood.

True Blood Sucker Punch: Season 4, Ep. 6

Mark Blankenship | Posted 10.03.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

This week we actually see what we only heard about last week: The moment when Antonia forces the vampire clergy into the sun, causing them to burn as she is burning.

True Blood Sucker Punch: Season 4, Ep. 4

Mark Blankenship | Posted 09.17.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

The grand theme of this season might be Owning Yourself (or Someone Else). This week, every storyline touches on that idea.

True Blood Sucker Punch: Season 4, Ep. 3

Mark Blankenship | Posted 09.10.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

Eric has been hollowed out just as many other characters are discovering deep truths about themselves. All this self-knowing, is empowering: It's shaking up the characters, changing them, and giving them much more power as they move through the show.

The best films of 2011 - so far

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.10.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

So - if the movie year had ended June 30 and we had to choose the best films of 2011 from the releases that hit American screens since Jan. 1, which o...

True Blood Sucker Punch: Season 4, Ep. 2

Mark Blankenship | Posted 09.04.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

Welcome to Sucker Punch, the only blog post that ranks the gaudiest moments on each episode of True Blood. I'd like to begin the discussion of this week's installment, with a word about nudity. Warning: SPOILERS AHEAD***

More Random Violence In FoCo: Sucker Punch Leads To Death (UPDATE)

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.07.2011 | Denver

*** UPDATE *** The Associated Press reports that Terance Wilson, the suspect in the punching death, has denied involvement in the incident. Wilson...

PHOTO: Emily Browning Goes Nude For Lusty New Film

Posted 06.30.2011 | Entertainment

Don't expect to see this one get its own ride at Disneyland anytime soon. Emily Browning goes tastefully nude in the new Cannes poster for her Jane...

Emily Browning Shows Skin In New Prostitution Movie

Posted 06.14.2011 | Entertainment

This is no fairy tale story. Emily Browning stars in the new film "Sleeping Beauty," starring as the newest member of a mysterious and shady high-e...

Movie Review: Hanna

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.06.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Hanna and her father live in a cabin near the Arctic Circle -- but their time there is about to come to an end. He's training her for a mission: to find her way to a certain address in Munich.

Weekend Box Office: Hop Scores $38m, Source Code and Insidious Open Well, Sucker Punch Crashes

Scott Mendelson | Posted 06.03.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Until tomorrow's final numbers are released, Hop has the top opening weekend of 2011. Universal didn't even bother hyping the celebrity voices, instead selling the various cuddly characters.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Sucker Punch

Dan Persons | Posted 06.03.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Steve Biodrowski and Dan Persons narrowly avoid a sucker punch to the solar plexus as they dodge and feint their way through an examination of Zack Snyder's new CGI-laced fantasy action pic.

In Defense of Sucker Punch: Why the Flawed Film Is Worth Fighting for

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.29.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Rarely have I spent so much effort defending a film I merely liked, but the seemingly willful misinterpretation of this film merits mention -- this is genuinely challenging movie-making and should be acknowledged as such.

SUCKER PUNCH: "Am I the Only One Who Liked This Film?"

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 05.28.2011 | Entertainment
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

Sucker Punch takes a shot at our ideas about who we think we are. Director Zack Snyder makes you think it's about sex. But it's not, it's about integration: personal accountability, maturity and moving forward.

Sucker Punch: Why You Were Unprepared To See the Film

Dan Pashman | Posted 05.28.2011 | Comedy
Dan Pashman

I didn't see Sucker Punch, and chances are, neither did you. The heavily-hyped special effects film opened Friday, but it lost the weekend box office...

'Sucker Punch' Gets Sucker Punched

AP | By DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 05.28.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- A wimpy kid has delivered a knock-out punch to a band of warrior vixens at the weekend box office. The 20th Century Fox family sequel ...

Weekend Box Office: Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2 Knocks Out Slightly-under-performing Sucker Punch

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.27.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Stymied by the difficult-to-explain narrative and reviews that couldn't see past the fishnets and colorful visuals, the film is another example of geek excitement not translating into mainstream interest.