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    GREY MATTERS: Exile from Guyville: The outsider heroines of HUNGER GAMES, UNDERWORLD and THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO

    When three of our top action heroes have names like Katniss Everdeen, Lisbeth Salander and Sookie Stackhouse, well, that at least counts for interesting. But when all three wildly different creations – "The Hunger Games'" anti-war survivor, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’s" enraged goth hacker, " ...

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    GREY MATTERS: HOMELAND and the art of playing crazy

    As a certified crazy person, I’m here to tell you that either vampires burn in daylight or they don’t. I’ll accept no wiggle room on this. Anything less and you’ll quickly lose my suspension of disbelief. To get what I’m babbling about, this way, please. I’m talking about "Homeland," which is, by th...

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    GREY MATTERS: Martin Scorsese's interesting year

    Aside from being a lousy whitewash out to prove God-knows-what, Martin Scorsese’s George Harrison: Living in the Material World doesn’t even live up to some simple realities, things like the fact that when you’re Martin Scorsese, you most certainly do have a huge responsibility when taking on such a...

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    GREY MATTERS: Here are the top 10 beautiful ideas, people and events that defined 2011

    This is my theory and I’m sticking to it: if more things were more beautiful, everything else would be way better. Even in this age of fiscal cholera, beauty for the sake of it is it’s own sacred reward. But as Americans, we’re saddled with the Protestant curse and the attendant pathologies of fe...

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    GREY MATTERS: With "Grimm" and "Once Upon A Time," TV fantasy casts its spell with mixed results

    GREY MATTERS: With "Grimm" and "Once Upon A Time," TV fantasy casts its spell with mixed results

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    GREY MATTERS: The top 10 movie-metal moments

    I blame it on David Lynch. Until "Lost Highway," I didn't even know how to contextualize metal as anything more than a mighty but occasional pleasure. But that film's magnificently insane dreamtime imagery opened the floodgates, and suddenly, I understood how certain loud sounds connected to a fr...

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    GREY MATTERS: THE THING welcomes the return of a classic feminist hero

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    GREY MATTERS: SyFy's ALPHAS excels in story and character

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    GREY MATTERS: Nicolas Winding Refn's interestingly terrible DRIVE is a feat of hocus-pocus

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