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On the 'Morality' of Cinematic Action-Movie Massacres

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.27.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Can a certain level or type of violence actually make a popcorn action film less enjoyable and/or null the would-be happy ending? Arguably there should be some kind of proverbial line in the sand when it comes to casual carnage in 'just for fun' action pictures.

What Now, Arnold Schwarzenegger?

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.30.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Now that his first comeback movie has seriously bombed, what's next for Arnold Schwarzenegger?

Aung San Suu Kyi's Triumph and the Prospects for a New Grand Bargain

David Paul | Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics
David Paul

President Obama and Speaker Boehner understood the parameters of a solution and came remarkably close to a deal. The solutions are not difficult to imagine, just the willingness of our leaders to embrace them, and their followers to follow.

Movie review: Seeking Justice

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.12.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Playing like some disjointed hybrid of Strangers on a Train and The Parallax View by way of Death Wish, Seeking Justice is never terrible - just never...

(A Lot) Less Can Be (a Lot) More

William Mapother | Posted 11.08.2011 | Entertainment
William Mapother

Given my customary habit of trying to find the takeaways, it's no surprise that I have a list from my experience on the independent film Another Earth.

Going on From Lost, Actor William Mapother Heads to Another Earth

Brad Balfour | Posted 09.17.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

With its unusual premise and star Brit Marling's striking yet unvarnished good looks, the sci-fi-oriented Another Earth ended up on the indie hot list...

HuffPost Review: The Warlords

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The battle scenes -- often featuring outnumbered groups getting the best of larger armies -- have a dynamic vivacity, but The Warlords seems more interested in the politics of the Taiping Rebellion.

Celebrate the Year of the Tiger at Hop Woo

Jay Weston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Whether it is possible to get great Chinese food on the Westside of Los Angeles has, until now, been questionable.

ReelzChannel: Family Be Damned - Top 10 Cursed Movie Characters

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The curse that trips its way through the branches of a family tree is a great means to get to an audience's gut. We are, after all, consigned to what we're handed by our forebears.

Dennis C. Blair: Justifing Torture Never Sounded So Sweet

Jacob Dickerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jacob Dickerman

Thank you, Dennis, for showing all of us who think that people should actually pay for their crimes against humanity that we just don't understand. You are truly a one-eyed man in the land of the blind.

Republicans Go All Alice-in-Wonderland Over Dawn Johnsen Justice Nomination

David Latt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Latt

So Senator Cornyn's attack is based on...what? Because Johnsen repudiated the Bush administration's legal opinions, that proves she lacks "requisite seriousness."

Vaudevillainy

Steven Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Weber

David Addington and John Yoo are the latest hoofers appearing in the BushCo burlesque, bucking and winging their way through the most recent House Judiciary Committee hearing.

Stuntman Dies In Fire Filming John Woo Flick

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

HONG KONG — A stuntman was killed and six others injured in a fire while shooting an action scene in director John Woo's Chinese historical epic...