Tuesday, June 30, 2009

First Shot: I would also like huge pectoral muscles

Posted By on Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 8:05 PM

Hot giggity damn! Of all the things I like to get, â??what I wantâ?� is right at the top of the list. Less than a month ago, I bemoaned actor Chris Pineâ??s lamentable decision to follow up his Star Trek breakout turn by appearing in the next slab of ridiculousness...

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson dead and/or nearly dead

Posted By on Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 5:54 PM

UPDATE: Duh, he's dead. Read my tribute here. Sad news today on the non-Farrah front: It is confirmed that Michael Jackson suffered a heart attack today and he is in at least fatal condition. TMZ is reporting he has died, but no credible resources have reported the same at...

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Chicken soup for the hipster soul

Director Sam Mendes finds some truth with his stand-ins

Posted on Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 4:00 AM

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Away We Go Studio: Focus Features Rated: R Cast: John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph, Carmen Ejogo, Catherine O'Hara, Jeff Daniels Director: Sam Mendes WorkNameSort: Away We Go Our Rating: 4.00 There is a purpose that runs through director Sam Mendes' widely varied screen work, a noble, often quixotic quest on which...

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The hooker of Loamshire

Period drama works as a wax museum of genres

Posted on Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 4:00 AM

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Cheri Studio: Miramax Films Rated: R Cast: Michelle Pfeiffer, Kathy Bates, Rupert Friend, Bette Bourne, Iben Hjejle Director: Stephen Frears, Eliot Mathews, Felix Baudouin WorkNameSort: Cheri Our Rating: 3.00 Maybe it's a sign of the post-traumatic American times that United States cinema distributors are treating the public to nice, temperate,...

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Boom boom pow

Tedious exposition slows Michael Bay and his toys

Posted on Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 4:00 AM

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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Studio: Paramount Pictures Rated: PG-13 Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro, Matthew Marsden, Isabel Lucas, Ramon Rodriguez, Rainn Wilson Director: Michael Bay WorkNameSort: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Our Rating: 3.00 No matter what generation one represents, it's hardly debatable...

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Champ wakes up

Mike Tyson assesses the damage of a life gone wrong

Posted on Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 4:00 AM

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Tyson Studio: Sony Pictures Classics Rated: R Cast: Mike Tyson Director: James Toback WorkNameSort: Tyson Our Rating: 4.00 Who could have guessed that Mike Tyson, having retired from boxing and suffering from multiple arrests and crippling debt, would achieve something of a second renaissance as a movie star? Actually, Iron...

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Currying favor

West-side Guyanese kitchen makes every effort to please

Posted on Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 4:00 AM

'This curry is so good I could rub my face in it,â?� quipped my dining partner after sopping up Timehri's chicken curry ($8) with shreds of soft, buttery dhal pouri ($1.70), an unleavened bread that's a staple of the West Indies. But one need not resort to such wolfish...

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Sneak peek: Letter to Orlando Peoples Critic

Posted By on Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 5:35 PM

You can read Seth Kubersky's Live Active Cultures column when the June 25 issue hits the streets Wednesday afternoon, but it is too good not to share with you right away. Naturally, I have my own opinions about declaring yourself an anonymous "critic" but read what Seth has to say...

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Friday, June 19, 2009

Ends: Hey, buddy, I asked for a beer, not a song

Posted on Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 12:36 PM

Over at the Eden Bar at the Enzian, they're starting a new music night: Sessions. It's a name that calls to mind those intimate little specials featuring stripped-down legends. One pictures a tiny stage and a single spot, or maybe an old Texas recording studio with a haggard looking B.B....

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Do you even have to ask?

A wonderful, sexy romance from France

Posted on Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 4:00 AM

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Shall We Kiss? Studio: Music Box Films Rated: NOT RATED Cast: Virginie Ledoyen, Emmanuel Mouret, Julie Gayet, Michael Cohen (V), Frederique Bel Director: Emmanuel Mouret WorkNameSort: Shall We Kiss? Our Rating: 5.00 The titular question in this French romp is both a foregone conclusion and an exercise in tempered gratification....

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