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The Chicken and the Egg #22: Our bi-weekly movie-reference-happy comic strip here on Scene-Stealers is back. Each week his characters recreate a famous scene from a familiar film. See if you can guess this one…

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‘The Disappearance of Alice Creed’ joins the ranks of films like ‘Layer Cake’ and ‘A Simple Plan’ as a movie that successfully mixes entertainment and a lesson on the consequences of greedy desperation.

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Indeed everything that has a beginning has an ending, and how we choose to confront the challenges that come with existence define how that ending is resolved. In peace or in death. But the Matrix Trilogy doesn’t tell you that outright. It asks you to assemble the parts yourself and hopefully arrive at the same conclusion. But that might have been asking a bit much of its audience. Especially in the fall of 2003.

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The Chicken and the Egg #21: Our bi-weekly movie-reference-happy comic strip here on Scene-Stealers is back. Each week his characters recreate a famous scene from a familiar film. See if you can guess this one…

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It takes a trilogy of posts to defend a controversial and series like The Matrix Trilogy. It would seem moral relativism has invaded Zion. One might guess this will play an important part in where this saga goes from here.

What follows is Part Two in Michael Bird’s column The Contrarian.

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The Matrix Trilogy is a misunderstood triumph. We like our conflict between two sides: good and evil. When moral imperatives becomes moral relativism, you have a formula for confusion.

It takes a trilogy of posts to defend a controversial and series like The Matrix Trilogy.

What follows is Part One in Michael Bird’s column The Contrarian.

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‘Shattered Glass’ is an overlooked movie starring the man now known as young Anakin Skywalker and based on the true story of Stephen Glass, who made up stories for three years at New Republic magazine.

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The Chicken and the Egg #20: Our bi-weekly movie-reference-happy comic strip here on Scene-Stealers is back. Each week his characters recreate a famous scene from a familiar film. See if you can guess this one…

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‘Superman Returns’ has way more going for it than a simple action movie. By emphasizing Superman’s virtual omnipotence and also his sense of eternal heartbreak and loss, Bryan Singer’s epic and lyrical sequel-of-sorts to 1980′s Superman II has some of the same poignancy of a classic Greek tragedy.

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‘Good Bye Lenin!’ is an overlooked comedy that starts like a Twilight Zone episode and moves on to something deeper.

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Today’s Overlooked Movie Monday looks at an underappreciated film by Tarsem Singh, the visual stylist behind ‘Immortals.’ This is the one film where the director puts all the elements together.

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Our bi-weekly movie-reference-happy comic strip here on Scene-Stealers is back. Each week his characters recreate a famous scene from a familiar film. See if you can guess this one…

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in 2005, having recently been ousted from the James Bond franchise, Pierce Brosnan bid a bitter adieu and good riddance to the Queen’s suave secret agent, dive bombing every 007 stereotype in the book with his fiendishly funny turn in an overlooked movie from writer/director Richard Shepard called ‘The Matador.’

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‘Punch Drunk Love’ is the best movie Adam Sandler will ever be in. Why does it have to be this way? Phil Fava explains in Overlooked Movie Monday.

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Our movie-reference-happy comic strip usually recreates a famous scene from a familiar film bi-weekly, but this week it parodies some iconic movie posters instead!

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