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American: The Bill Hicks Story Review


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Piecing together a remarkable story from first-hand accounts, still photos and grainy video footage, filmmakers Harlock and Thomas assemble a gripping narrative documentary about a modern-day prophet.

Bill Hicks grew up in Houston with his pals Dwight and Kevin. His deeply religious mother Mary always knew there was something different about him, as did his older siblings Lynne and Steve. And indeed, by the time he was a teen, he and his friends were sneaking off to comedy clubs, where Bill quickly built a reputation as a funny and very outspoken comic. Over the years, his reputation grew as a regular at Los Angeles' famed Comedy Store and as a recurring guest on David Letterman's show.

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Paul Thomas and Steven Hirsch - Paul Thomas, Steven Hirsch Hollywood, California - Vivid Entertainment's panel of experts discuss 'What's really driven porn for the last 25 years?' at the World of Wonder Storefront Gallery Thursday 19th February 2009

Picture - Paul Thomas Hollywood, California, Thursday 19th February 2009

Paul Thomas Thursday 19th February 2009 Vivid Entertainment's panel of experts discuss 'What's really driven porn for the last 25 years?' at the World of Wonder Storefront Gallery Hollywood, California

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Paul Thomas, Meggan Mallone, Steven Hirsch and Monique Alexander - Paul Thomas, Meggan Mallone, Steven Hirsch and Monique Alexander Hollywood, California - Vivid Entertainment's panel of experts discuss 'What's really driven porn for the last 25 years?' at the World of Wonder Storefront Gallery Thursday 19th February 2009

Paul Thomas, Meggan Mallone, Steven Hirsch and Monique Alexander
Paul Thomas, Meggan Mallone, Steven Hirsch and Monique Alexander

Jesus Christ Superstar Review


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I've never seen Jesus Christ Superstar or Godspell on stage, and while I appreciate the desire to spread the word of God via mass media (especially if it involves singing), I've just never been able to get into these overwrought productions (see also Hair), especially if they were made in the 1970s.

WhileSuperstar is a period piece set during the last weeks of Jesus's life, it also contains strange anachronisms like guns and cars -- designed to tell us, presumably, that Jesus's works are still relevant today. But it also misses the point on a lot of those lessons -- why, during his rampage against the money changers, is he destroying the stands of people selling glassware and vegetables? Thou shalt not eat greens? Hmmm.

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