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2008 Stories by Jim Ridley

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  • Beyond Gonzo

    published August 28, 2008

    In a nation of frightened dullards, there is always a sorry shortage of outlaws, and those few who make the grade are always welcome." So... More >>

  • Empire Strikes Back

    published June 26, 2008

    You want a history lesson? Take a class. You want clanging swords, sneering villains, storybook romance, and bloody vengeance? Here's a brawny... More >>

  • Violence Is Golden

    published June 26, 2008

    Of the summer's many revenge-of-the-nerd fulfillment fantasies — from The Incredible Hulk all the way down the megaplex food chain to... More >>

  • New Blood

    published May 15, 2008

    No adult has ever been able to codify what separates a good movie from a classic. In kid terms, though—those favored by Son of... More >>

  • The Games People Play

    published March 13, 2008

    For the crime of obliterating high culture, for the crime of getting off on vicarious degradation — and, above all, for the crime of... More >>

  • Chafing Dishes

    published February 14, 2008

    No Reservations (Warner Bros.) From its cheap, mid-'90s-looking package to its woefully scant extras (one... More >>

  • Donkey Punch

    published January 31, 2008

    The King of Kong (New Line) Seth Gordon's best-of-2007 documentary about the battle for Donkey Kong supremacy remains a... More >>

  • Universal Soldier

    published January 31, 2008

    A fourth Rambo? The question isn't why; it's what took him so long. Was America's avenging angel of meat just planning to sit out... More >>

  • Lock Up the Kids

    published January 10, 2008

    Having a child destroys your immune system to horror, real or imagined. Before the blessed event, you could laugh off The Exorcist,... More >>

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