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Jonathan Kim

Rethink Review: Just Go With It -- It's a Trap!

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

This ad campaign is designed to trick guys into volunteering to see what is not only a romcom, but a truly horrific one that people of any gender should avoid.

ReThink Review: The Eagle -- Slavery Before Dishonor?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

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ReThink Review: No Strings Attached -- Is the Romantic Comedy Dead?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Does No Strings Attached manage to rise above the morass? Or is it further proof that the romantic comedy is a genre that should be put out of its misery?

Why The Green Hornet's Kato Matters

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The film's real star in The Green Hornet isn't Rogen, but Chou, and the importance of an Asian actor co-starring in a mega-budget American crowdpleaser should not be overlooked.

ReThink Review: Blue Valentine -- NC-17? Really?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Blue Valentine has been receiving a smattering of Oscar buzz for its two stars, Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams, for their gritty, un-Hollywood por...

ReThink Interview: Charles Ferguson, Director of Inside Job

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

People interviewed in Inside Job claim that finance professionals deserve their money. But can someone rationally argue that someone earning $30 million/year works 1,000 times harder than someone earning $30,000/year?

ReThink Review: Gasland -- Is Your Tap Water Flammable?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

A man holds a lighter up to a running faucet, only to have the water burst into a fireball that comes perilously close to engulfing the man's torso in...

Why A Charlie Brown Christmas Is Christmas for Me

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

I tend to be very careful about acquiring more stuff, especially at Christmastime. But does that make me anti-Christmas? If it does, what is Christmas?

ReThink Interview: Tom Hooper, Director of the King's Speech (VIDEO)

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The nominations for the 2011 Golden Globes have been announced and, to the surprise of few, The King's Speech is leading the pack with seven nominations.

ReThink Review: Tangled -- Are the Disney Princesses Good for Girls?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Are the Disney Princesses clean fun for girls, or are they anti-feminist propaganda that teaches girls to simply look pretty until Prince Charming arrives?

ReThink Review: Four Lions -- the Lighter Side of Jihad

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

When we think of terrorists, we mostly think of scary, angry Middle Eastern men declaring their murderous intentions in suicide videos or, if we're un...

ReThink Review: 127 Hours -- Between a Rock and an Overrated Place

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Director Danny Boyle's new film 127 Hours has been generating Oscar buzz for several months now, especially for James Franco's performance as Aron Ral...

ReThink Review: Monsters -- the Real Aliens at the Border

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Digital video and desktop/laptop editing have brought filmmaking into the hands of the average person with an idea and some people to put in front of ...

ReThink Interview: Alex Gibney

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

It's safe to say that Alex Gibney is easily among the five best documentary filmmakers in America, if not the world, with Michael Moore and Errol Morr...

ReThink Review: Hereafter -- Death, American Style

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

While Hereafter hinges on the comforting notion that there is, indeed, a hereafter, the way the film's three main characters grapple with the concept of death is something rarely seen in American films

ReThink Interview: Jeff Reichert & Bill Mundell of Gerrymandering

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Republican, democrat or independent, Americans love a good political sex scandal, especially when it doesn't involve a member of their preferred party...

ReThink Review: Marwencol -- When Therapy Becomes Art

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

If there's any justice in the world, Jeff Malmberg's stunning debut documentary Marwencol will be nominated for the best documentary Oscar, having alr...

ReThink Interview: Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman, Co-Directors of Howl

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Co-directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman are well known for their documentaries addressing LGBT issues, like their Emmy-winning 1995 doc about po...

ReThink Review: Nowhere Boy -- On His 70th Birthday, Lennon as a Lad

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

This October 9 would've been the 70th birthday of John Lennon, a statement that can't help but make one wonder about what could have been. It's hard to remember that he was once just a lad growing up in working-class post-World War II Liverpool

ReThink Review: The Social Network -- Geek Is the New Punk

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Hackers and internet geeks, like other rebels, are creating and living in a world where the accepted rules and laws simply don't apply, and being able to circumvent them is more than enough reason to do it -- a decidedly punkrock attitude.

ReThink Interview: Seth Gordon, Exec. Producer of Freakonomics

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

I spoke to Gordon about applying Freakonomics, working with a group of celebrated documentarians, films that changed Gordon's life, and matters concerning Donkey Kong and the scripted remake of the King of Kong that is in the works.

ReThink Review: Howl -- Celebrating Banned Books Week

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

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The Planeteers Want YOU! Captain Planet Turns 20

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan Kim

Captain Planet was an idea that was clearly ahead of its time when the show debuted 20 years ago, before "global warming" had become a household term....

My First Trip to Burning Man

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Jonathan Kim

I spent years coming up with reasons not to go to the riot of creativity known as Burning Man. I can now say with certainty that every reason I had for not attending Burning Man was wrong. Very wrong.

ReThink Review: Piranha 3D -- the Funniest Boobs, Blood and Prehistoric Fish Movie You'll See All Year

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

On my way to the hastily-added LA screening of Piranha 3D last week, I had already figured out my headline: Piranha 3D -- A Movie So Bad It's God-Awfu...