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Blogcritics On 24 Day 4 – The Series

The two-hour finale to Fox’s 24 tonight promises to be a ripper with a nuclear warhead sent flying to an unknown eastern U.S. city by terrorists with Jack Bauer hot on its tail like Slim Pickens in Dr. Strangelove. We, and primarily Jeff Kouba, have been following the sequential show …

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On Killing Bill a Second Time

Our Robert Nagle has written a fine piece decrying the squandering of precious resources and viewer-time on filmic bloodbaths. In general I agree with him, and for me, screen violence – and certainly gore – have no inherent appeal unto themselves. But I disagree with him about the merits of …

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Tom Hanks Double Feature: Thick and Deadly Serious

Tom Hanks really is an amazing actor: after building a career on goofy romantic comedy, Hanks has gone on to successfully play an array of roles and genres so wide, and his portrayals are so convincing and embodying, that it is easy to forget it was actually HIM in Philadelphia, …

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24: The Bitch is Dead

If ever there was a character on broadcast TV who deserves the appellation, it’s Nina Myers of 24. In a mere three seasons, the lean nightmare preternaturally portrayed by actress Sarah Clarke, has betrayed her country three times, killed former lover Jack Bauer’s wife and unborn child, aided and abetted …

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Fox TV: Sundays and Tuesdays

The only nights I really watch TV are Sunday and Tuesday, and it’s Fox all the way. Weekly, I am astonished by the level of inventive, subversive, satirical humor on the Fox Sunday lineup of The Simpsons, Bernie Mac, Malcolm In the Middle and the scabrous-yet-ingratiating Arrested Development – I …

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Parental New Year

Every once in a while life stops being process and everything comes into still focus, like a telescope trained on a tableau. Even though I am 45 and have had children for 19 1/2 years (!!!), inside I still usually feel like a kid, my self-image stuck at about 21, …

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24 Rebounds

I haven’t written anything about 24 yet this year because there hasn’t been much to write about: I haven’t felt much emotional connection to any of the characters, there haven’t been any jaw-dropping surprises, I haven’t felt a REAL sense of threat, there hasn’t been all that much tension or …

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Legacy of Fear

My super cool friend Randy Haecker is the publicist for Sony Legacy, the Columbia and Epic reissues label. He has the privilege of publicizing and promoting the greatest single body of recorded popular music on earth. He also likes scary movies. Here’s his Top 10 list: Scrolling through the links …

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