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HX Fall Film Preview

Fall Movie Preview Summer’s over. Time to hang up your sarong, put away your Speedo, and start thinking about entertaining yourself indoors. Luckily for you, Hollywood’s been working overtime while you’ve been lounging on the beach. Meaning there are, on average, nine movies opening on any given week through the end of the year. And … Continue reading

25th Hour
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25th Hour

Director Spike Lee’s preoccupation with the events of 9/11 first becomes evident during the opening credits of 25th Hour, which spotlight the infamous “Towers of Light” that emanated from Ground Zero at the end of last year. From there, 9/11 is everywhere; not simply alluded to, but prominently highlighted in numerous moments of hats-off, hands-over-heart … Continue reading

A Mighty Wind
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A Mighty Wind

After brilliantly satirizing community theater in Waiting for Guffman and dog shows in Best in Show, director Christopher Guest now takes a loving shot at folk music with his latest “mockumentary,” A Mighty Wind. The hysterically deadpan action follows three legendary folk acts as they prepare to reunite for a tribute concert in New York … Continue reading

About a Boy
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About a Boy

Although probably intended to break the hearts of straight women and men, About a Boy will undoubtedly have plenty of gays reaching for tissues, thanks to its near-perfect depiction of life as an outcast. A scene of a sissy-ish boy, Marcus (Nicholas Hoult), being chased home from school by a trio of bullies did it … Continue reading