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“Just Another Marlboro Man from Outer Space”

Our Zany Popular Culture
WithJohn Leo

As a critic of violent entertainment, I have a flaw: I’ve always enjoyed it. When my wife heads for Cinema One to revel in some deeply empathic movie about meaningful relationships, usually starring Meryl Streep or Shirley MacLaine, I meander off to Cinema Two for a film with more action, a higher body count and a few mandatory car crashes and explosions.