Gerry Canavan

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‘Almost Programmatically Unmemorable’

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‘Almost programmatically unmemorable’: A.O. Scott pans Wolverine. But can’t you see? It’s metafiction.

“X-Men Origins: Wolverine” will most likely manage to cash in on the popularity of the earlier episodes, but it is the latest evidence that the superhero movie is suffering from serious imaginative fatigue. A twist at the end that gives poor Wolverine a bad case of amnesia — turning him into a kind of Jason Bourne with sideburns — is a virtual admission that nothing terribly interesting has been learned about the character. He forgets his origins before the movie devoted to their exposition is even over. It won’t take you much longer.

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May 1, 2009 at 1:55 pm

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YouTube Minute

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YouTube minute: MyHope and The Waldo Ultimatum.

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September 23, 2008 at 5:48 pm

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Tuesday Links

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Man, I’ve been slack today. Here are a few things I’ve been looking at:

* A list of science fiction with a linguist bent.
* ‘The Return of the Paranoid Style’: How Iraq brought us not John Wayne but Jason Bourne.
* Every bit of spoiler news there is about the upcoming season of Battlestar Galactica.
* New York Governor David Peterson’s daily revelations are becoming sort of hilarious.
* Eric Alterman on the death of the American newspaper.
* The end of suburbia, this time in the Boston Review.
* We’re #22! We’re #22!

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March 25, 2008 at 9:55 pm