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    SIMON SAYS: An Interview with Bobcat Goldthwait

    When you talk to Bobcat Goldthwait, the American stand-up comic turned "Police Academy" sideshow attraction and now filmmaker, you see that his demeanor is very similar to the even-handed tone of his films. During our talk, Goldthwait casually referenced Preston Sturges and "Falling Down" as he addr...

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    SIMON SAYS: On The Avengers, Joss Whedon, Dan O'Bannon, and Zapped Toads

    In the beginning of "The Avengers," when Hawkeye says, “Oh, I see better from a distance,” I feared the worst and I thought of Joss Whedon, Dan O’Bannon, "Lifeforce," and "X-Men." I thought, “Oh god, that poor toad in the X-Men movie got hit by lightning and a bad line of dialogue all over again.”

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    SIMON SAYS: The Vulgarian Frontier: On The Three Stooges’ Patently Inconsistent Comedic Genius

    Now that "The Three Stooges," the new Farrelly brothers mediocrity, is just a day away from nationwide release, it’s very easy to misremember what made Larry Fine and Moe, Larry, Curly, and Shemp Howard’s routine so memorable.

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    SIMON SAYS: Nanni Moretti's Cinema of Opposition

    The films of Italian writer/director Nanni Moretti primarily revolve around his own ego and then secondarily around questions of moral responsibility, specifically the extent to which we function in society.

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    SIMON SAYS: SNOWTOWN MURDERS and a Guided Tour Through Serial Killer Movies

    The Snowtown Murders comes out in theaters this week. Based loosely on a series of real-life murders that took place in Snowtown, Australia, the film serves as a great reminder of why serial killers in particular are interesting: they’re pathologically disturbed.

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    SIMON SAYS: See 'Devil' if you must, but buy tickets for 'Darkest'

    According to Box Office Mojo, The Devil Inside wasn't just this weekend's surprise box office leader. Having raked in approximately $33.7 million dollars in just three days' time, the maddeningly generic Exorcist rip-off-by-way-of-Paranormal Activity also holds the record for the third-h...

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