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“Short Term 12”: An Orphan Story that Ends Too Well

For the last fifteen years or so, Hollywood has been obsessed with orphans. We’ve seen them survive harrowing shipwrecks (Life of Pi), win game shows (Slumdog Millionaire), and discover old, forgotten filmmakers (Hugo), not to mention the seemingly endless number of them who become superheroes (Batman, Spider-Man, Superman). Why so many orphan movies? It could…

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“The Newsroom” – Season 2, Episode 7

I came away from this week’s excellent episode of The Newsroom with one overriding message: journalism is a tough racket. For weeks, the News Night team has been tracking down evidence in support of the Operation Genoa story. They found the retired general and the two soldiers who participated in the attack. They stumbled upon…

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Ben Affleck: The Right Batman, but the Wrong Bruce Wayne

In case you were doing other things last night and, you know, have a life, here’s the news: Ben Affleck will play Bruce Wayne/Batman in the recently-announced sequel to Man of Steel, informally known as Batman vs. Superman. Reaction to the news has been…well, exactly as bad you might expect. Even though Affleck has officially…