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Luhrmann, Fincher dream big

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They are anomalies. Jumbo-sized anomalies. At a moment when belt-tightening is the order of the day, "Australia" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" reflect grandiose creative appetites and…

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Setback for Franken

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Things don’t look so good for Al Franken’s bid to prevail in the Senate race against Norm Coleman. He lost an effort today to count rejected absentee ballots. Given that the margin actually has…

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W&W on the Radio: “Milk”

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The new movie “Milk” may prove to be inspirational to those who are leading protests and boycotts against Proposition 8. But are activists going too far? Plus, my take on the movie, which stars Sean…

What Took So Long?

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How about this — honesty in showbiz! The press handout starts with: "Before you see the Tom Cruise Hollywood blockbuster [‘Valkyrie’]…" the History Channel advised us to view their "Valkyrie: The…

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Attack Ads That Never Were

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Time’s Michael Scherer has a very amusing post-election profile of Fred Davis, whose Hollywood-based ad firm a big share of the McCain campaign’s 30-second spots. The most famous one that Davis…

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Inside Out

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There’s been a palpable shift in the anger over Prop 8, going from outrage at the Mormons to criticism of the No on 8 campaign itself. The assumption is that it was a campaign that should have been…

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