Friday, July 30, 2010

What we talk about when we talk about GTL

Posted By on Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 5:45 AM

It was sometime last winter when I realized The Situation is a genius. I was on my way to some friends’ place in Brooklyn when a couple of young hipsters passed me on the sidewalk. As they made their way up the street, I was able to catch the tail...

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

We were merely at "The Freshman"

Posted By on Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 5:51 PM

The Enzian is in the midst of its annual KidFest summer movie series, a tradition going fifteen years strong. Seeing as most screenings feature 35mm prints and every screening is free on weekdays, I decided to stop by on Monday afternoon to catch "The Freshman," the classic 1925...

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Nobodyâ??s fool

Jay Roach delivers laughs and class despite a tricky premise

Posted on Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 4:00 AM

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Dinner for Schmucks Studio: Paramount Pictures Rated: PG-13 Cast: Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Lucy Punch, Zach Galifianakis, Stephanie Szostak Director: Jay Roach WorkNameSort: Dinner for Schmucks Our Rating: 4.00 'Classâ?� is not the first word that comes to mind when dealing with a movie containing the word 'schmucksâ?� in its...

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Queenâ??s quest

A campfire tale outmatched by its own hero

Posted on Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 4:00 AM

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WinterÃ's Bone Rated: R Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Kevin Breznahan, Dale Dickey, Garret Dillahunt Director: Debra Granik WorkNameSort: WinterÃ's Bone Our Rating: 3.00 A western and a fairy tale, Dante's Inferno and Homer's Odyssey, writer-director Debra Granik's Winter's Bone is a campfire tale of the utmost archetypal order for...

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The meat locker

An acclaimed journalist shows, not tells, a year in Afghanistan

Posted on Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 4:00 AM

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Restrepo Rated: R Director: Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger WorkNameSort: Restrepo Our Rating: 4.00 At first I felt a tinge of guilt watching the opening of Restrepo, a down-in-the-hole documentary that follows a company of U.S. soldiers over the course of a yearlong deployment to one of the deadliest places on...

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Boiling mad

Diners go nuts for this Cajun diveâ??s crawfish boils

Posted on Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 4:00 AM

'Smell my fingers,â?� my dining comrade commanded after decapitating a freshly boiled crawfish, thrusting her cayenne-tinged digits into my face. The scent of garlic, spices and the sea made me want to lap that hand like a thirsty mutt, thumb to pinky and everywhere in between. But that wouldn't have...

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

"Tron: Legacy": Are you excited yet, or at all?

Posted By on Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 8:24 PM

Has it really been a year since Disney offered up their first taste of Tron: Legacy, this winter's sequel to the 1982 cult property, to a dedicated geek audience? They're back at Comic-Con in San Diego, working the crowd into a fresh lather this year with a new...

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Itâ??s complicated

An organic, funny take on baby daddy drama

Posted on Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 4:00 AM

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The Kids Are All Right Rated: R Cast: Julianne Moore, Annette Bening, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska, Josh Hutcherson Director: Lisa Cholodenko WorkNameSort: Kids Are All Right , The Our Rating: 4.00 The titular kids of director Lisa Cholodenko's latest film love their moms, Nic (Annette Bening) and Jules (Julianne Moore)....

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Breakfast of champions

The classic American diner gets a modern makeover at Kekeâ??s

Posted on Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 4:00 AM

As classic American diners give way to more modern renditions, the wails of purists can be heard resonating from stainless-steel-and-Formica'heaped graveyards scattered about the city. People still lament the loss of Pauly's Diner, in the Mills-50 area; MetroWest's Le Peep; the downtown Burger Boy Diner; and, more recently, Bakely's Restaurant...

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Eastern promises

Posted on Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 4:00 AM

With the addition of the International Market and Deli near the British Shoppe and the Brit-populated Chuck's Diner, you can make a culinary trip across Europe on one single block. But what the International Market's got over the others is the feeling that, when stepping into their large, warm space,...

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