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TRUE BLOOD RECAP 2: AUTHORITY ALWAYS WINS

You know the endlessly self-amused Nazi Christoph Waltz played in "Inglourious Basterds"? Well, someone over at "True Blood" casting found a prim-o Waltz-alike in the actor Christopher Heyerdahl.
  • By Ian Grey
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  • June 17, 2012 9:55 PM
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GREY MATTERS: Vidal Sassoon: In the Salon, In the Movies, In Life

Vidal Sassoon did nothing less in his astonishing life than co-engineering the design and mindset of desire and freedom in fashion, cinema, and feminism—in ways that echo to this day.
  • By Ian Grey
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  • June 15, 2012 9:00 AM
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TRUE BLOOD RECAP 1: TURN! TURN! TURN!

I love "True Blood," and I pray this is the end of it.
  • By Ian Grey
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  • June 10, 2012 9:55 PM
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GREY MATTERS: ALIEN VS. PREDATOR VS. ALIEN VS. PROMETHEUS

For months Twentieth Century Fox has been frothing us up over Sir Ridley Scott’s return to the "Alien" business with "Prometheus." But for me, this is an occasion to not only celebrate the uncelebrated—Paul W.S. Anderson’s fantastic "Alien vs. Predator"—but to see through Scott’s contributions and mourn their horrible legacy.
  • By Ian Grey
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  • June 8, 2012 8:55 AM
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GREY MATTERS: What Is Sherlock Holmes Afraid Of?

"Sherlock," Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss’s present-day adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s century-old sleuthing stories, gives us two heroic figures struggling with, well, not much. But you wouldn’t know it to watch them, as the creators of the most recent version of "Doctor Who" conjure up one of this year’s best rides.
  • By Ian Grey
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  • June 1, 2012 9:09 AM
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GREY MATTERS: The Way the World Ends

In 2001 Steven Spielberg went apocalypse crazy and he never recovered.
  • By Ian Grey
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  • May 25, 2012 12:32 AM
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GREY MATTERS: Black Widow Spins Webs Around THE AVENGERS

Black Widow is the first hero seen in "The Avengers," the latest entry in Joss Whedon's career-long feminist project.
  • By Ian Grey
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  • May 11, 2012 9:27 AM
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GREY MATTERS: The Decline and Fall of April Ludgate

I guess it was inevitable, but the worst has come to pass, and April Ludgate, the beyond-deadpan carrier of careless anarchic energies, the one-woman friction element who’s kept "Parks and Recreation" from being an "Office" clone from the unsteady git-go, has been muffled into a millennial-generation version of a wacky neighbor on a sitcom.
  • By Ian Grey
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  • May 4, 2012 9:17 AM
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GREY MATTERS: PERSON OF INTEREST: A Noir for the New Depression

Person of Interest isn’t the sole new scripted television show in the Top Five because it’s a gold standard procedural mystery. Or because it’s a terrific grown-up look at living with regret that also finds time to explore post 9-11 hot topics of class and morality in the New Depression.
  • By Ian Grey
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  • April 27, 2012 8:55 AM
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GREY MATTERS: Cabin in the Woods, Horror in the Dumps

If we’re lucky, "The Cabin in the Woods" will shut down the debased American horror movie machine for a good long while.
  • By Ian Grey
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  • April 20, 2012 12:21 PM
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