Thursday, July 30, 2009

Where have you gone, Ron Bass?

Youthful romance inspires inner crotchety old man

Posted on Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 4:00 AM

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(500) Days of Summer Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures Rated: PG-13 Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zooey Deschanel, Geoffrey Arend, Chloe Grace Moretz, Matthew Gray Gubler Director: Marc Webb WorkNameSort: (500) Days of Summer Our Rating: 3.00 The 'indieâ?� romantic comedy (500) Days of Summer (use of the parentheses is being enforced by...

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Sponge worthy

Watering hole offers apres-work libations with food to match

Posted on Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 4:00 AM

It's a Friday night and Bar Louie is packed with an oddball mix of middle-aged golfers, nuclear families and metrosexual man-cougars on the prowl. Its walls are lined with photographs evocative of jewelry adverts, accentuated with the eyes and teeth of models reflecting a bourgeois ideal steadfastly preserved by...

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King of pain

Judd Apatow grows leaps and bounds in a near masterpiece

Posted on Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 4:00 AM

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Funny People Studio: Universal Pictures Rated: R Cast: Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana, Jonah Hill Director: Judd Apatow WorkNameSort: Funny People Our Rating: 5.00 In spite of wild and misguided expectations for Judd Apatow, the writer-director and producer who has come to dominate the world of comedy...

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Monday, July 27, 2009

the hunger artist.

Posted By on Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 10:28 PM

What's eating Brian Feldman? He has gravitated toward food in many of his performance pieces â?? Brian Feldman Eats a Hamburger, Feldmanâ??s Infamous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest, and the show that first brought him to our attention, The Feldman Dynamic (in which he simply ate dinner...

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Stedmaaaaaaaannnnnn!!!

Posted on Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 5:20 PM

I'm actually interrupting my vacation to pass this along. It's that weird. Stedman Graham, the motivational speaker and "spiritual partner" of Oprah - please don't say the motherfuckin' hubby - is joining the staff of Full Sail U as Adjunct Professor in their "Behavioral Science" program, a major I've never...

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What You're Doing This Week

Posted By on Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 2:26 PM

There are many good shows going on this week. But I strongly recommend that you save your money for this: â??Is that even possible? It is possible, and it will fucking happen.â?� Thursday, July 23 For some weird reason, the English Beat is opening for Reel Big Fish. It's like...

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Love the bomb

Finally, an Iraq war movie that knows what the public wants

Posted on Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 4:00 AM

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The Hurt Locker Studio: Summit Entertainment, LLC Rated: R Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Guy Pearce Director: Kathryn Bigelow WorkNameSort: Hurt Locker, The Our Rating: 4.00 It's no real surprise that we've rejected Iraq and Middle East war films almost entirely as a society over these...

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OK Corral

East-end joint does chicken right for cheap

Posted on Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 4:00 AM

Looking at the various dining options in and around the University-Alafaya corridor, then thinking back on how French fries and gravy purchased from a white truck sustained me for most of my university years in Toronto, I can't help but feel a tad resentful of UCF students, who seem...

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Pass the hat for photons

Posted on Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 6:17 PM

Got any spare lights? Anyone? I'll let Kristine Erickson of Mills 50 and Scott Donald explain: Hello! Frequency Productions is working on monthly art shows featuring nationally known artists along side Orlando's finest art talents at the Cameo Theater. Mills 50 is a partner with them on this and we...

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

On fiction

Atom Egoyan surrounds a smart kid with imbecilic mentors

Posted on Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 4:00 AM

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Adoration Studio: Sony Pictures Classics Rated: R Cast: Rachel Blanchard, Scott Speedman, Katie Boland, Arsinee Khanjian, Raoul Bhaneja Director: Atom Egoyan WorkNameSort: Adoration Our Rating: 2.00 Canadian auteur Atom Egoyan's new film, Adoration, takes a look at an escalating series of intertwined dumb moves on the part of a couple...

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