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2009 Stories by Nick Pinkerton

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  • Half-Truth

    published October 1, 2009

    The Invention of Lying's plot hook sounds like a pileup of Jim Carrey-Tom Shadyac concept comedies. The assumption is that there... More >>

  • Dying in Vain

    published June 25, 2009

    Eleven-year-old Anna Fitzgerald's parents didn't just plan for her — they customized her in utero, with the specific end of providing spare... More >>

  • Heaven Can Wait

    published May 28, 2009

    Sam Raimi wants to go home again. Often a drifting virtuoso in the years before finding his Spider Man gig, with Drag Me... More >>

  • Save Yourself!

    published May 21, 2009

    Both warning and advertisement, the Terminator films are technophobic teases, selling tickets by promising this decade's model of killing machine:... More >>

  • That's So Craven: The Last House on the Left

    published March 12, 2009

    "That was the most offensive display of sexualized violence I have ever seen," one wilting fellow in need of a camphor hankie was... More >>

  • Reading Rainbow: Inkheart

    published January 22, 2009

    Brendan "Kids' Choice" Fraser returns to the multiplex day care as "Mo" Folchart, ­antiquarian-book-­repairman-cum-­adventurer. In... More >>

  • Remembrance of Demons Past in The Unborn

    published January 8, 2009

    For as long as it forges ahead without explanations, The Unborn works in its way, as a series of snap-cut gotchas introducing... More >>

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