Thursday, September 30, 2010

Peel slowly and eat

This modern American diner is top banana

Posted on Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 4:00 AM

After all the hyperbolic, vitriolic, sometimes alcoholic words we had heard and read about Bananas (the diner, not the Woody Allen flick or the fruit), we were justifiably frightened but fired up to experience all this Mills Avenue joint had to offer. Would we find parking? Would we be served...

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Greeks bearing gifts

Posted on Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 4:00 AM

Editor's note: This story has been changed to clarify the fact that although Theo's Kitchen no longer operates at this location, it did not go out of business; it relocated to Curry Ford Road. Theo's Kitchen may be gone from this familiar location, but the space is being kept Greek...

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East Egghead

Facebookâ??s creation myth gets its devil courtesy of David Fincher

Posted on Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 4:00 AM

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The Social Network Rated: PG-13 Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, Andrew Garfield, Joseph Mazzello, Armie Hammer Director: David Fincher WorkNameSort: Social Network, The Our Rating: 4.00 The epic, two-minute trailer for The Social Network, director David Fincher's take on Facebook's origin story, begins with snapshots of the website's various uses...

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Turnabout

A fascinating portrait of an art movement and its dizzying consequences

Posted on Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 4:00 AM

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Exit Through The Gift Shop Rated: R Director: Banksy WorkNameSort: Exit Through The Gift Shop Our Rating: 4.00 The first half of notorious art prankster Banksy's documentary, Exit Through the Gift Shop, is a thrilling tour of the evolution of a revolution: street art. Through the untiring camera lens of...

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Smooth sailing

Philip Seymour Hoffman delivers an emotionally honest indie romance

Posted on Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 4:00 AM

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Jack Goes Boating Studio: Relativity Media Rated: R Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Ryan, John Ortiz, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Tom McCarthy Director: Philip Seymour Hoffman WorkNameSort: Jack Goes Boating Our Rating: 5.00 It would be so easy to dismiss Jack Goes Boating, an adaptation of the Robert Glaudini play in which...

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Tweens today

American retelling of a Swedish horror tale succumbs to embedded handicaps

Posted on Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 4:00 AM

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Let me in Rated: R WorkNameSort: Let me in Our Rating: 4.00 Poor Matt Reeves. When he announced, almost exactly two years ago, that he would be writing and directing an American version of the Swedish vampire film Let the Right One In, he effectively cornered himself. At that time,...

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The emotional network

Facebook gives snarksters a life lesson in this cathartic documentary

Posted on Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 4:00 AM

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Catfish Rated: PG-13 WorkNameSort: Catfish Our Rating: 4.00 This review contains minor spoilers. Graciously appearing from out of nowhere (Rogue Pictures announced its opening only this week and at one theater in Orlando: Regal Waterford Lakes) on the same weekend as The Social Network, a film I admired but found...

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

DREAM Act dies, Georgia spits on its grave

Posted By on Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 5:13 PM

It comes as no surprise that the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act died in the Senate last week. The bill, which would give minors brought into the United States illegally an opportunity to earn legal residency here via college or military service, has been introduced multiple...

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

The horror! Yay, the horror!

Posted By on Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 2:07 PM

Here I am, sitting in one of OIA's lovely-ish terminals, an hour away from returning once more to Austin, TX for the genre-centric Fantastic Fest. Rapidly growing in popularity and rightfully so, it's a film festival dedicated primarily to sci-fi, horror, action, fantasy and otherwise oddball fare. I'm back for...

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Magic mushroom

Downtown Disney trattoria shakes off a period of mediocrity

Posted on Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 4:00 AM

It's no secret that Portobello's days as a proud destination for top-notch Northern Italian fare have long been over. So, after a protracted period that saw the Downtown Disney dining spot fully embrace its mediocrity, the brass at Levy Restaurants made a conscious decision (perhaps at Disney's prodding?) to get...

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