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2002 Stories by Gregory Weinkauf

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  • 'Tis a Foine, Foine Loife

    published December 19, 2002

    People in showbiz do weird things to prove their credibility. Starlets pose for skin mags, actors start rock bands, rockers become sitcoms,... More >>

  • 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:... More >>

  • Hot? Not.

    published December 12, 2002

    If you already know that female and male humans employ somewhat different strategies for relieving themselves of liquid waste, you're in for no... More >>

  • Off Balance

    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 >>

  • Sorrow's Child

    published November 28, 2002

    Being of the minority who did not worship Schindler's List (vital message, tedious movie), it's easy to feel skeptical of the preachy... More >>

  • Wonder Boy

    published November 14, 2002

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

  • Queen of Pain

    published October 31, 2002

    With Frida, the story of profoundly passionate and uncompromising Mexican-Jewish painter Frida Kahlo, it's evident that a few folks... More >>

  • Fly Spy

    published October 31, 2002

    Now here's an innovative narrative: Two shticky goofs of different races get stuck with a ridiculous mission and must overcome their mutual... More >>

  • Gory Good Fun

    published October 24, 2002

    Producer Joel Silver makes movies to win audiences, not awards, and Ghost Ship -- created under the Dark Castle horror banner with... More >>

  • Tapeheads

    published October 17, 2002

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

  • To Die For

    published October 17, 2002

    Death is too often taken literally, and this unfortunate perspective is sustained by much cinema, despite the medium's dubious kiss of... More >>

  • Son Set

    published October 10, 2002

    Those Reservoir Dogs are proving hard to shake, and in Knockaround Guys, which could be renamed Knockoff Guys, the... 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 >>

  • A Friend in Need

    published August 15, 2002

    Sometimes when a director shoots at a barn, the satisfaction comes in simply watching him hit it dead center. So it is with The Good... More >>

  • Fight the Powers

    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 launchpad, only tipping his James... More >>

  • Sub: Par

    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 >>

  • When Greek Meets Geek

    published July 11, 2002

    If there's any truth to reincarnation, the spirit of Napoleon may walk among us today. It's not unreasonable to conjecture that he has taken up... 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 very topical nail squarely on... More >>

  • Rock Me, Again

    published July 4, 2002

    Ah, jealousy. Scourge of the spirit and seed of countless wicked plots, the green-eyed beast guarantees gripping drama. Celebrated British... More >>

  • Poi Dog Pondering

    published June 20, 2002

    It's a nice surprise when a seemingly innocuous cartoon inspires inner critical debate. For fun, let's let the coldly cynical voice speak... More >>

  • Seek and Ye Shall Find

    published May 30, 2002

    The first generation to be labeled with a letter suffered through some serious metaphysical shit in the '90s (if you doubt this, try listening to... More >>

  • Oscar-Worthy

    published May 23, 2002

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

  • World Wide Web

    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 Goes to 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 launched in 1980... 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... More >>

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