Archive for December, 2005

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

| December 5, 2005

Heralded as the next big fantasy franchise to fill the void left by The Lord of the Rings, the Narnia movies begin with this, the first, safest, and most famous of the Narnia books. Perhaps this is an adaptation, however, that should have remained an idea. Four English schoolchildren must retreat to the countryside to […]

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The Fuccons: Meet the Fuccons

The Fuccons: Meet the Fuccons

| December 5, 2005

Okay…I’ve said it before and it bears repeating. The Japanese can sure put out a bizarre movie. From the outlandishness of “Crazy Lips” to the sheer creepiness of “Ju-On: The Grudge,” they’ve run the gamut on bizarrity in fiction. Now they’ve decided to up the ante with “The Fuccons,” a tremendously popular short show that […]

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Walk the Line

Walk the Line

| December 3, 2005

So, why is it that most every musician that makes it big has to, at one time or another, deal with being drug addicted, or an alcoholic, or other self-destructive behavior that makes us realize that they may be gifted? And why is it that it seems without this talent, most of them might not […]

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A Night at Sophie’s

A Night at Sophie’s

| December 1, 2005

The night before his best friend Tony’s wedding, Harold, the best man, struggles with the moral burden of delivering the dreaded toast. Complicating matters, he’s in love with his best friend’s fiancĂ©, Nancy . Harold spends most of his evenings at Sophie’s, a local bar. His circle of friends is small. There’s George, the cantankerous […]

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Short Takes – December 2005

Short Takes – December 2005

| December 1, 2005

Hello, invisible friends. Are you full of holiday spirit? Holiday spirits? Six of one half, dozen of another in my estimation. What are you possibly going to do with yourself during this dark month? Hey! Put down the bottle, pick up the remote control! Television You know what’s good right now? That crazy Christmas stuff. […]

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