Thursday, August 27, 2009

Sexy Savannah the Snake Handler on NBC Tomorrow Night!!!

Posted By on Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 7:37 PM

Yay! So we were just at Dancers Royale (shut up), minding our own business and avoiding brushes with wayward nipples, when our phone vibrated with the most exciting news since Savannah shooting herself on Billy Manes' toilet! Our favorite voice of rednecked reason -- and Monsters/O-Rock infamy -- the Sexy...

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Standards & poori

All your South Indian favorites, including comforting breads

Posted on Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 4:00 AM

For many years, Woodlands restaurant on Orange Blossom Trail monopolized South Indian cuisine in this city. Not that their domination was a bad thing ' Woodlands' kitchen has always been consistent and their peppery all-veg fare gratifying. But in recent years, others have come to challenge Woodlands' supremacy; namely,...

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Boomer bust

Woodstock shows its age with thumb-twiddling story

Posted on Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 4:00 AM

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Taking Woodstock Studio: Focus Features Rated: R Cast: Henry Goodman, Edward Hibbert, Imelda Staunton, Demetri Martin, Kevin Chamberlin Director: Ang Lee WorkNameSort: Taking Woodstock Our Rating: 1.00 Ang Lee's Taking Woodstock takes advantage of yet another anniversary celebration of the three-day music festival that defined a generation, but Lee only...

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Where my love lies waiting

Doc tackles grief and loss far from home

Posted on Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 4:00 AM

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Motherland Studio: Vanguard International Cinema Rated: NOT RATED Cast: Debbi Berto, Barbara Crandall, Mary Helena, Kathy Jimenez, Anne Director: Jennifer Steinman WorkNameSort: Motherland Our Rating: 3.00 Six American mothers, united in grief over the loss of a child, travel to Africa to find their way. That's the concept behind Motherland,...

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A clumsy encounter

A decent love story overwritten into obscurity

Posted on Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 4:00 AM

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Adam Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures Rated: PG-13 Cast: Hugh Dancy, Rose Byrne, Amy Irving, Frankie Faison, Mark Linn-Baker Director: Max Mayer WorkNameSort: Adam Our Rating: 2.00 It might be impolitic to point out, but Adam, a sickly-sweet, self-important trifle about a victim of Asperger Syndrome (Hugh Dancy as the titular...

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

one door closes, another opens.

Posted By on Sun, Aug 23, 2009 at 6:39 PM

Too many restaurant closings lately! It's nice to announce good news for once: I heard a couple of weeks ago that Funky Monkey would be opening a second location at Pointe Orlando, and now I have pictures (no interior shots yet, but there will be a separate lounge in addition...

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Hey so imagine that: All those politically convenient "terror alerts" were, in fact, politically motivated

Posted on Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 12:10 PM

The source on this is none other than Tom Ridge, the very same guy who raised the terror alerts as the first DHS secretary under W. Reports Politico: Tom Ridge confirms a long-held suspicion among Bush critics, writing in his new autobiography that he "was pushed to raise the security...

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Apply directly to the scalp

WWII epic is Tarantino's bst since 'Pulp Fiction'

Posted on Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 4:00 AM

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Inglourious Basterds Studio: The Weinstein Company Rated: R Cast: Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, BJ Novak, Mike Myers , Michael Fassbender, Samm Levine, Diane Kruger Director: Quentin Tarantino WorkNameSort: Inglourious Basterds Our Rating: 4.00 The opening 10 minutes of directorial master Quentin Tarantino's decade-in-the-making World War II film Inglourious Basterds contain...

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Bite your tongue

From lengua to al pastor, neighborhood joint does tacos right

Posted on Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 4:00 AM

You won't find a neighborhood cantina with the sort of loyal patronage and longevity of Paco's in Winter Park, but Tacos El Rancho, as clean, bright and simply accoutered a taqueria as you'll find, has certainly laid a foundation for a healthy future (if not for its patrons, then...

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Territorial pissings

A smart, timely sci-fi film livens a dull summer season

Posted on Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 4:00 AM

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District 9 Studio: Sony Pictures Releasing Rated: R Cast: Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, Nathalie Boltt, Sylvaine Strike, John Sumner Director: Neill Blomkamp WorkNameSort: District 9 Our Rating: 4.00 Although District 9 is his debut feature film, the work of director Neill Blomkamp is well known to sci-fi buffs. His dazzling...

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