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The D.C. Swamp Monster: Wilbur Ross
He promised to clean up the capitol. But has Donald Trump really drained the swamp, or unleashed a new horde of swamp monsters on D.C.?
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The 24th Annual New York Jewish Film Festival Returns
Novelist, essayist, and law professor
Manhattan is an island awash in film festivals. If there are new movies with a thematic niche, chances are there's a film festival with a clever lineup of screenings -- and film junkies lining up outside -- somewhere the city.
Attack of the Crab Monsters
: Mighty Movie's Temple of Bad
Even if you've never seen
Attack of the Crab Monsters
, you probably still know it by heart. It is the perfect model of the drive-in B-movie, a sublime mix of papier-mache creatures, suggestive sexuality, and dodgy science, with just a bit of cold-war philosophy thrown in for tang.
Strategic Stupidity: They May Be Smarter Than You Think
While strategic stupidity is abundant in everything from entertainment to our daily lives, it is important to remember that behind the "stupid" is a person who is using what they have to make their mark.
Mighty Movie's Temple of Bad:
Mac and Me
Sit back, unwrap your Big Mac, pour a nice, hearty bowl of Skittles, open up a can of Coca-Cola, keep a roll of Brawny paper towels handy, shut off your Sears power tools, and join Andrea Lipinski, Kevin Lauderdale, and I as we tackle one of cinema's true monuments of awfulness.
New Horror Flick 'Creature' Breaks Box Office Records (UPDATE)
Hobo With a Shotgun
Author and film critic, hollywoodandfine.com
Really -- once you had the title and the trailer, why mess with perfection? The brilliance of
Hobo with a Shotgun
begins and ends with its title and its casting.
Toronto Film Fest Day 3: Strikes, Snafus and Sexploitation!
The Toronto International Film Festival has a long-standing reputation as low-key, unstressful and friendly to the press. So maybe that's why when something goes wrong it seems even more shocking.
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The Host: A Decent Monster Flick, But Nothing More
Pop culture lover and Yahoo Sports baseball blogger
is a well-constructed homage to classic monster movies that hits all the right notes, but never truly feels transcendent.
Is the Twilight Saga Heralding the Reincarnation of the B-Movie?
series has bad writing, ridiculous characters, and is excessive and unrealistic, but most importantly: it's fun. It's a lot of fun. Both the books and the film are so bad they're good.
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