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  • Movie secrets are there, in the script!

    Movie secrets are there, in the script!
    You know what "Star Wars" is about? I mean, really about? Vietnam. It's a critical allegory of the war: The Rebels are the scrappy Viet Cong, hastily assembled, devoted and relentless; the Empire is the American military, tripped up by an enemy using guerrilla tactics and inferior weaponry. Oh, there's more here, but...
  • Hugh Jackman's Not the First Musical Houdini

    Hugh Jackman's Not the First Musical Houdini
      Tony Award winner Hugh Jackman will return to Broadway during the 2013-14 season to star in an original musical "Houdini," Broadway.com announced today.                   Stephen Schwartz ("Wicked," "The Magic Show") will compose the score and and book...

    September 26 - October 2 in nightlife: Jeff Mangum, Stephen Malkmus, Chris Brown

    September 26 - October 2 in nightlife: Jeff Mangum, Stephen Malkmus, Chris Brown
    Saturday was a busy day. There was the book festival and Legacy Chase and Big in Japan and Height with Friends, and the list goes on and on. Where were you? Did you make it to the Deadmau5 show in Silver Spring earlier in the week? How did it compare to...

    Total Recall movie reviews: leave a classic alone

    Total Recall movie reviews: leave a classic alone
    I had low expectations for the remake of"Total Recall,"one of my favorite movies. And it appears that they have been met. The movies are based on the great Philip K. Dick's 1966 short story "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale." Dick was asci-fi master,...

    High hopes, low notes for film world's NC-17 rating

    In the late '80s a thunderbolt of inspiration struck Jack Valenti, longtime chief of the Motion Picture Assn. of America: What if his organization got rid of the X rating, besmirched by years of misappropriation by hard-core exploitation films, and...