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Conan the Influential Barbarian

John J. Miller of National Review has put together a nice overview of Robert E. Howard's &...

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Apocalypto Opens Strong

Mel Gibson's Apocalypto, reviewed earlier on this site, opened strong this weekend, leadin...

movies
An Unconventional Christmas Movie

 If you're interested in seeing an unusual film set at Christmas, and a good one, you...

movies
Gibson’s Apocalypto

Upon hearing that Mel Gibson was filming a story set at the end of the Mayan empire and p...

movies
Mr. Capra Goes to Hollywood

Turner Classic Movies is showing a five-movie tribute to director Frank Capra tomorrow beg...

books
Can We Judge Literature?

I stirred up some concerns among PKD fans with my Philip K. Dick article, which was cross-...

genres
Deja Vu and Time Travel Fiction

 Two time travel movies are premiering today, and a none of those astounding mysterie...

movies
Casino Royale

Ian Fleming's James Bond is a much tougher egg than most of the Bond movies have portrayed...

movies
Flicka Flick

Critics tend to look down on movies like Flicka, the new film based on the oldtime bestsel...

manners-and-morals
The Deep Meaning of “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan”

 Naturally it's tempting for critics to see Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for ...

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The Future of Christian Cinema

In commenting on our discussion of Christian cinema (see posts immediately below), some vi...

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A Bad Sign for Christian Cinema

Screenwriter and script analyst Barbara Nicolosi is extremely disappointed by the Christia...

movies
Enchanting Within Limits—Christopher Nolan’s “The Prestige”

The latest movie about magic and magicians, The Prestige, opened this past Friday to middl...

movies
America’s REAL Top Sleuths

TV "Best of" lists are usually at best arguable and often fatuous, but the Sleut...

movies
Oliver Stone to Revisit 9/11 Aftermath

Oliver Stone, writer-director of numerous melodramatic films, several of which have had co...

manners-and-morals
“The Gridiron Gang,” the Philosophy of Determinism, and Freedom of the Will

The Gridiron Gang, mentioned immediately below, is a very good film, by the way, well wort...

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Jackass Number 2 Hits Big

Jackass Number 2 was the weekend movie box office champ with an impressive take of $29 mil...

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Fox to Chase Christians

As I wrote in The Weekly Standard a few weeks ago, the best way for Christians to affect H...

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Football Rules the Box Office

For the second time in the last month, a football film is the weekend's top box-office att...

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Critics Go Political, Audiences Prefer Romance: Toronto Film Festival

The prizes have been awarded at the Toronto Film Festival, and as might have been expected...

manners-and-morals
Bush “Snuff” Film Premieres in Toronto

James Pinkerton of Tech Central Station went all the way up to Toronto for the city's annu...

manners-and-morals
A National Scandal: Brad Pitt, Beloved Sweetheart Angelina Tragically Prevented from Marrying!

I am regrettably rather late in mentioning the actor Brad Pitt's enlightening recent comme...

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New Film to “Speak Language of Sex” to Mainstream Audiences

Another item for our ongoing Everything Happens in the Omniculture department:Shortbus, a ...

movies
Action Star Chan to Seek Greater Respect

It's sad to see wonderfully successful people move away from what they do best, in search ...

movies
Mozart in the Trenches

In our ongoing Everything Happens in the Omniculture department, British filmmaker Kenneth...

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Anti-Bush Films Hot at Toronto Festival

The British-made film Death of a President, which uses computer generation to create a viv...

movies
Hope in Disney’s “Invincible” Film

The Walt Disney movie Invincible won the box office competition again last weekend, bringi...

movies
“Crocodile Hunter” Irwin Killed

 Famed "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin was killed yesterday when he was stun...

movies
Glenn Ford and the American Character

Actor Glenn Ford died yesterday at the age of 90 after a long career in the movies and tel...

art
Baby Poop Art

In our ongoing Everything Happens in the Omniculture department, E! Online reports that a ...

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Hong Kong Entertainers Protest Invasions of Privacy

A protest movement in Hong Kong (led by one of my favorite entertainment figures, Jackie C...

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Tom Cruises to New Partners

Actor and film producer Tom Cruise has quickly found funding for his production company, w...

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You Heard It Here First . . .

 Regular readers of Karnick on Culture will recall that your faithful correspondent s...