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Paging Mr. Herman


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An unemployed man-child who wears tight pants and is obsessed with his bicycle? Sounds like a typical Portlander. No surprise, then, to see Pee-wee’s Big Adventure receive the Lebowski Fest treat   More
 
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 MATTHEW SINGER

Just Where I Said It Was


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Despite Quentin Tarantino’s reputation as a kind of career defibrillator, nobody ever mentions the inverse trick he pulled with Robert De Niro in Jackie Brown: recognizing a descending catatonia    More
 
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 AARON MESH

Bang A Gong


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Sixteen Candles doesn’t get the respect it deserves. Of all the films in John Hughes’ lauded ’80s teen-flick canon, the epic saga of Samantha Baker (Molly Ringwald)—who gives her polka-dot    More
 
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 KELLY CLARKE

Best Old Band


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Everybody knows the iconic walking bass line in Nancy Sinatra’s “These Boots Were Made for Walkin’.” But do you know who wrote the part? Though they played on hundreds of standards—from t   More
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Lizard Scrounge


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Ain’t it funny that two of the stronger films out of the 2010 gate are westerns? Sure, Rango and Meek’s Cutoff couldn’t be more distinct in tempo—Gore Verbinski’s cartoon is frantic where    More
 
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 AARON MESH

We Need A Montage


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Taking movie karaoke to its logical conclusion, the ’80s Movie Anthem Sing-Along cuts out the pesky interruptions of dialogue and plot: It’s one long string of synth-heavy bombast. Compiled by t   More
 
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 AARON MESH

Bondsploitation


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He’s no patch on Sean Connery, but Roger Moore’s rigid, dutifully hedonist James Bond may be closer to the original Fleming conception. You’ll have plenty of chances to compare, as Beer and M   More
 
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 AARON MESH

O No


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If you’re in the mood for a diverting if violent exercise, this weekend you can watch a 28-year-old Vincent D’Onofrio as a doomed jarhead in Full Metal Jacket, then hop to Fox Tower and watch a    More
 
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 AARON MESH

Queen Bitch


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There’s something a little vulgar about preferring the overkill of Aliens to the classic purity of Alien, but I’ve always felt a helpless attraction to movies that traffic in the trope of charac   More
 
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 AARON MESH

You Stay, I Go, No Following


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More than a mere appetizer to the Objectivist Happy Meals director Brad Bird would go on to make for Pixar, The Iron Giant is one of the last, doomed stands of hand-drawn animation, and the rare Ame   More
 
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 AARON MESH
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