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Class of 1984: “The Terminator”

Even flying by the seat of his skinflint pants, James Cameron created a classic — one so embedded in our culture it feels like we’ve had it more than 30 years. Continue reading

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Class of 1993: Demolition Man

Showing the Hollywood sign in flames is not for nothing, for “Demolition Man” torches suppositions that a Stallone-Snipes movie must be brain-dead. Continue reading

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The Purge

A shotgun marriage between real and fictional fearmongering that invites you to the wedding, lets you decide on which side to sit, and definitely omits a sermon. Continue reading

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Manborg

“Manborg” is like watching your friend play a video game, only you never want him to pass the controller because you’re too busy having a great time. Continue reading

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Oblivion

“Oblivion” makes some ill-advised narrative decisions and largely wastes Tom Cruise, but a curious combination of analog patience and digital prowess saves it. Continue reading

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Repo Men

It’s hard to say that “Repo Men” has a bum ticker when it’s really got no ticker at all. Continue reading

Heroes of the Zeroes: Idiocracy

“Idiocracy” — Mike Judge’s scathing satire about advertising’s triumph over individuality — continues Nick Rogers’ look at the 365 best films of 2000-2009. Continue reading

Heroes of the Zeroes: Doomsday

“Doomsday” — Neil Marshall’s all-he-can-eat buffet line of crazy-fun film homage — continues Nick Rogers’ look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009. Continue reading

Heroes of the Zeroes: Children of Men

“Children of Men” — a rigorous, violent, unsparing religious discourse — continues Nick Rogers’ daily, alphabetical look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009. Continue reading

Heroes of the Zeroes: A.I.: Artificial Intelligence

“A.I.: Artificial Intelligence” — visually opulent and thematically challenging — is the latest in Nick Rogers’ look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009. Continue reading

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