Archive for March, 2008

Horton Hears a Who

Horton Hears a Who

| March 23, 2008

It’s interesting to relate to something as a child and later be reintroduced to it as an adult. There are so many songs that went completely over my head back then, and listening to them now, I find out they’re about sex or drug use. I was really excited to watch Horton Hears a Who […]

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Autism: The Musical

Autism: The Musical

| March 21, 2008

When I first heard what Autism: The Musical was all about, I knew I had to see it. As a martial arts instructor, we recently had a boy with autism in our classes, and it was interesting to find ways to reach him, and even more interesting when I would finally find a small connection. […]

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Spiral

Spiral

| March 19, 2008

Spiral is a pretty standard, yet decent twist and turner-style psychological thriller–the type of film my friend Andrew says they make 500 of a year and he’s not watching them. I too tend to avoid films whose promotions include tags such as, “The most shocking ending of the year!” But if you go for the […]

Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility

| March 19, 2008

On Sunday, March 30th, PBS continues to present new adaptations of Jane Austen’s classic novels with a visually stunning version of Sense and Sensibility. A testament to Austen’s durability, this marks the second version presented during this season on PBS alone. But each variation seems to bring out hidden aspects of Ms. Austen’s excellent prose, […]

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Russell Brand Is Not Your Ordinary Comic

Russell Brand Is Not Your Ordinary Comic

| March 19, 2008

There is no doubt that Russell Brand, making his Hollywood screen debut in the irreverent romantic comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall, is no ordinary comedian. The British comic who resembles a punk rocker with hair piled up on his head, walks in with a rose and leaves our interview kissing this journalist on the cheek. Brazen, […]

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Catacombs

Catacombs

| March 18, 2008

Another stinker from the producers of Saw, folks…let’s wade right into this sub-sewer and see what we’ve got. Basically, a young woman goes to Paris for the first time and winds up at a party in the Catacombs, a labyrinthine mass of burial chambers and assorted morbid French inscriptions. After she becomes separated from the […]

Doomsday

Doomsday

| March 17, 2008

If Escape from New York, The Road Warrior, 28 Days Later…, Aliens, Braveheart and Gladiator had a child, it might look and sound something like Doomsday. As a futuristic action movie that wants to be nothing more than a big, dumb popcorn flick, the film succeeds admirably. But as a next step in the career […]

Krasinski Goes from The Office to Muddy Field

Krasinski Goes from The Office to Muddy Field

| March 17, 2008

John Krasinski is best known for his role as sardonic nice guy Jim Halpert on the popular TV series The Office, for which he won a 2007 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. He was born John Burke Krasinski on October 20, 1979, in Newton, Massachussetts, USA, […]

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Ms. Bosworth Takes a Gamble

Ms. Bosworth Takes a Gamble

| March 17, 2008

Kate Bosworth had reason for feeling tired at the end of a long, Las Vegas day during which she was promoting her latest movie, 21. The 25-year old actress had just returned from Australia where she was a bridesmaid to her Australian assistant who she befriended during the Superman Returns shoot. “Yes, and I was […]

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Boarding Gate

Boarding Gate

| March 17, 2008

The latest film from French writer-director Olivier Assayas, Boarding Gate is a cure for insomnia that is riddled through with unlikable characters and stereotypical plot twists that lack any sense of surprise. Sadly, this is the type of movie that gives foreign films an unfair reputation as pretentious twaddle. But in this case, the label […]

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