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2002 Stories by Gregory Weinkauf

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  • Orc Chops

    published December 19, 2002

    Fantasy is at its best when it ennobles our reality, and at the movies this year no fantastic adventure towers above The Lord of the Rings: The... More >>

  • Prozac Nation

    published December 5, 2002

    Transcribed verbatim from the DVD commentary track of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, here's an informative sci-fi concept from... More >>

  • Hi, Jinx!

    published November 21, 2002

    Ah, Halle's berries. Don't care much for them personally, as they're components of an actress (bane of the thinking man), but those golden... More >>

  • Wonder Boy

    published November 14, 2002

    So, you wish to know whether Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is as good as the first Harry Potter movie. Is it as charming,... More >>

  • Tapeheads

    published October 17, 2002

    Much like a psychic, a cinema critic must look through a movie and see the other side. In the case of the new thriller The Ring --... More >>

  • Women Behaving Badly

    published October 10, 2002

    Ordinarily, it would seem pretty odious to put so fine a point on this, but what the hey: Gather up your gay friends, because here's a movie... More >>

  • Flesh for Fantasy

    published October 3, 2002

    The not-so-great American pastime of serial killing has splattered pop culture in recent years, but from the biopics of America's Most Unwanted to... More >>

  • Coward's Quest

    published September 19, 2002

    Although his name sounds like an inventory notebook for candy bars, Heath Ledger is overcoming this confusion -- as well as the plight of the... More >>

  • Powers Off

    published July 25, 2002

    Not much has changed in the 11 years since Mike Myers used the first Wayne's World movies as a personal launch pad, tipping his James... More >>

  • Subpar

    published July 18, 2002

    Of all the A-list men playing dedicated authority figures, Star Wars alums Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson remain among the most amusing and... More >>

  • Hot Legs

    published July 18, 2002

    On the first day (of opening weekend), the Lord said, "Let there be, like, this year's Evolution or sumpin', only with more hope for... More >>

  • Kicking Lasses

    published July 4, 2002

    In her recent book Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls, journalist Rachel Simmons hits a topical nail squarely on its... More >>

  • Poi Dog Pondering

    published June 20, 2002

    Somewhere in the world outside the Magic Kingdom are bored people. Blissfully unaware of the suits who select the multiplex fodder they'll be... More >>

  • Oscar-Worthy

    published May 30, 2002

    The plot of The Importance of Being Earnest, for those unfortunates who've missed it these past 109 years, goes something like this: A... More >>

  • Dream Weaver

    published May 2, 2002

    Kick a boy enough times and he'll become a man. The question is, of what sort? In his long-awaited feature portrait of the comic-book hero... More >>

  • Jason in Space

    published April 25, 2002

    From the get-go, there has been an appealing pugnacity to the Friday the 13th horror movies. Sure, this enduring franchise was launched in... More >>

  • Hairy Plotters

    published April 11, 2002

    Wending through the summaries of this year's forthcoming blockbusters -- dudes fight evil; chicks keep yanking up their trendy hip-huggers while... More >>

  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

    published March 28, 2002

    It's readily apparent that Danny DeVito's Death to Smoochy deals with a thoroughly debauched children's television host (Robin Williams)... More >>

  • Future Shock

    published March 7, 2002

    Science fiction can wow us with gadgetry, but only the truly ambitious stuff lights up our imaginations with disturbing and unshakable... More >>

  • Thinking Bigotry

    published February 21, 2002

    If the fall of the Taliban has you feeling shamefully joyous, here's a stark little oasis of misery to remind you that America sometimes sucks and... More >>

  • Asking for It

    published February 7, 2002

    If they teach the work of Todd Solondz someday, the lectures are bound to be rather short. To grasp the material without actually attending, just... More >>

  • Red Snare

    published January 31, 2002

    You've got to hand it to any romantic comedy that makes The Mexican and the Sweet November remake seem like classics, which appears... More >>

  • A Real Howler

    published January 17, 2002

    Attended by a rather sexy air of intrigue, the hit French film Brotherhood of the Wolf... More >>

  • New Found Man

    published January 10, 2002

    Love him or not love him, Lasse Hallström has done it again: the human frailty, the sorrowful past, the hopeful future, the triumph of love... More >>

  • Otherworldly

    published January 3, 2002

    Generally, in the realm of motion pictures, producers are evil, actors are pathetic, screenwriters are delusional, agents are bottom-feeders, and... More >>

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