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The Last Service Station

15 years ago by Bob Burtman
Read Part 2 When Ron Gregory first leased his Hollywood Shell station in 1994, he had high hopes. The station was rundown, and the price he paid the former dealer seemed steep at $155,000, but Gregory had a promise from his area manager in Miami that it would be rebuilt...
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The Last Service Station, Part 2

15 years ago by Bob Burtman
Read Part 1 When the verdict came down in 1995, Jim MacDonald was elated. Three years after 22 Southern California service station dealers sued Chevron, and three months after the trial began, a jury ruled that the company had defrauded the dealers and owed them a total of $3.4 million...
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Ten Movies to Watch in 2013

2 years ago by Cultist
Most of the blathering this year about the death of film and film culture has already evaporated from the mind, like so much inert gas. But one gnomic pronouncement endures: Leos Carax describing cinema as "a beautiful island with a cemetery" following the world premiere of Holy Motors at Cannes...
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Ten Movies to Watch in 2013

2 years ago by Melissa Anderson
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Summer Movie Guide 2013

2 years ago by Simon Abrams
5/31: Now You See Me: Action filmmaker Louis Leterrier's output is all over the map, from the fitfully delightful Transporter 2 to that irredeemable Clash of the Titans remake. His latest sounds pretty dopey — the FBi tries to stop a group of bank-robbing magicians — but Leterrier, the director...
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