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‘Breaking Bad’ review: All quiet on the western front

Posted by on Jul 27, 2011 in Breaking Bad, Drama, Television | 4 comments

The game-changing events Breaking Bad’s fourth season introduced in last week’s premiere set the somber tone surrounding each character’s behavior in the aftermath of Victor’s violent murder. Sunday’s sophomore installment, “Thirty-Eight Snub” was a slow, deliberately-paced meditation on the shock, guilt, grief and fear pulsating through Walt and Jesse and permeating into the minds of those affected by and involved with their increasingly serious stake in the underbelly of Albuquerque’s drug culture.

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Rango Review: Pixar, Meet the Competition

Posted by on Mar 6, 2011 in feature overlay, Movies | 14 comments

The actor and director pairing of Johnny Depp and Gore Verbinski has already succeeded in creating one of the most indelible cinematic characters of the past decade in the form of Pirates of the Caribbean’s Captain Jack Sparrow, so its fitting that the two of them should try again. And while Rango may not be as memorable as that certain drunken, sexually abstract pirate, it is certainly a worthwhile Saturday matinee that leaves most of 2011′s cinematic offerings thus far in the dust.

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