Archive for February, 2008

The Stranded

The Stranded

| February 15, 2008

Virgin Comics (Dan Dare) and SciFi Channel (responsible for Battlestar Galactica, Stargate Atlantis and Tin Man) have teamed up to create multimedia storylines originating in comic books. Their first creation to come from the alliance is a monthly series called The Stranded. Though the artwork is slightly reminiscent of such indie titles from my childhood […]

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PBS Nature: Arctic Bears

PBS Nature: Arctic Bears

| February 13, 2008

This season on Nature, the overruling theme seems to be the effects of global warming on different species. While last week we learned how it was negatively affecting the horseshoe crab and red knot birds, this week we’re learning how devastating it is to the arctic bears, and some of them more so than others. […]

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Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour

Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour

| February 13, 2008

If you have a young daughter under the age of 16, you know who Hannah Montana is, and if you yourself are under the age of 55, you know who her dad is, both on screen and off. Billy Ray Cyrus has taken his career, which started out 18 years ago as a joke with […]

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Matthew Fox Gets Lost

Matthew Fox Gets Lost

| February 13, 2008

In a relatively short time, Matthew Fox has emerged as one of Hollywood’s hottest young actors, all thanks to that little known show, Lost. Still going strong, Fox has been able to balance his TV series and Hawaiian lifestyle with a film career. He will next be seen on the big screen opposite Dennis Quaid […]

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Forest Whitaker Still Enjoying His Post-Oscar High

Forest Whitaker Still Enjoying His Post-Oscar High

| February 13, 2008

Forest Whitaker’s career took something of a notch up a year ago when he won the Best Actor Oscar for his tour-de-force performance in Last King of Scotland. Having already won raves for his performance as the obsessive cop in The Shield, Whitaker is at the perfect point in his career. This quiet, modest actor […]

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Werewolf: The Devil’s Hound

Werewolf: The Devil’s Hound

| February 13, 2008

You’ve got to love a movie about werewolves that claims to take place in “the near future,” and that’s exactly where “Werewolf: The Devil’s Hound” is set. Basically, someone’s going to try and ship a werewolf via bulk rate parcel post on an ocean liner, but the shipment will be misdirected to an amateur special […]

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Crash: A Tale of Two Species

Crash: A Tale of Two Species

| February 10, 2008

In Disney’s The Lion King, they sing about the Cirle of Life, how every species is dependent on each other. Sure, we may not like the idea of them eating each other, but it’s what they need to do to survive. It’s as if God set up this way, and it just works, so you […]

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Strange Wilderness

Strange Wilderness

| February 7, 2008

I haven’t seen such a barrage of advertising in years! Strange Wilderness, the evil spawn of Fred Wolf and Adam Sandler, features the funny one from That Thing You Do (Steve Zahn), the Mac guy (Justin Long), and a character named after the writer/director. Peter (Steve Zahn) hosts a nature show that was handed down […]

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Over Her Dead Body

Over Her Dead Body

| February 7, 2008

“Wow, that was better than I thought it was going to be.” How often do you get to say that when you leave a movie? For me, it is not very often. But unlike writer/director Jeff Lowell’s last movie, John Tucker Must Die, for which I had high hopes, Over Her Dead Body was pleasantly […]

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4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days

4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days

| February 7, 2008

It’s been called a wave, but something with “neo” or “realism” in the title might be more appropriate. The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, 12:08 East of Bucharest, and now, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days–these are the celebrated films of the new Romanian cinema. Boldly naturalistic and steeped in the traditions of verité, these […]

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