Archive for June, 2008

Quantum Hoops

Quantum Hoops

| June 29, 2008

More than 100 patents are issued in the United States each year, courtesy of research conducted in the prestigious labs at the California Institute of Technology. That’s more than are attributed to any other university in the nation. More than 31 Nobel Prize winners have either taught or attended school at Cal-Tech, which boasts Albert […]

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Ganja Queen

Ganja Queen

| June 29, 2008

Indonesia does not play when it comes to the prosecution of drug offenses. There is no “three strikes, you’re out” criminal justice policy like in the United States. Legal distinctions like possession with intent to sell, personal use possession and distribution quantity. Each distinction carries with it its own measure of American justice, ranging from […]

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My Winnipeg

My Winnipeg

| June 29, 2008

The places that we live, and especially the places we grow up, tend to become something completely unique in our memories. Hence the importance of the title of the new film by Guy Maddin, My Winnipeg. Maddin’s last three films have been described by the director as “autobiographical” to various degrees, but they have featured […]

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WALL-E

WALL-E

| June 29, 2008

I have to admit upfront to being a somewhat fallen Pixar fanboy. I was with them all the way up until Cars, when the concept and cast lost me completely. I still haven’t seen either Cars or Ratatouille, but both of them managed to perform at the box-office more or less as well as Pixar’s […]

The Animation Show 4

The Animation Show 4

| June 27, 2008

After seeing The Animation Show grow from year one while I was living in Chicago, (one of the more artsy-fartsy areas of America), I have come to expect certain things. I have come to expect a Mike Judge short (if only a pencil test), a new Don Hertzfeldt and this year’s Bill Plympton. There are […]

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Sight

Sight

| June 27, 2008

Sometimes the scariest things are the things you can’t possibly understand, and Sight is going to prove that point out nicely. How, you ask? Simple–Sight is all about a guy who sees ghosts. He thinks he’s alone in the universe, and everyone else thinks he’s insane, but soon, he meets someone that changes his whole […]

Adam McKay Says Step Brothers His Comic Finale

Adam McKay Says Step Brothers His Comic Finale

| June 26, 2008

Adam McKay first met Will Ferrell when they were both hired on TV’s Saturday Night Live, and the pair have transferred their small-screen talents to the big screen. McKay and Ferrell co-wrote the scripts for Anchorman, Talladega Nights and now Step Brothers, all of which were also directed by McKay. But as he confessed to […]

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Rainn Wilson Rocks On

Rainn Wilson Rocks On

| June 26, 2008

Rainn Wilson has evolved as one of television’s funniest actors and as he shifts to the big screen, audiences will discover the naked truth about this comic performer. Best known as Dwight Schrute in the hit series The Office, in his latest film, The Rocker, Wilson stars as Fish, a soon-to-be-successful heavy metal drummer whose […]

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Eric Brevig Heads to the Center of the Earth

Eric Brevig Heads to the Center of the Earth

| June 26, 2008

Special effects wizard Eric Brevig makes his feature film directorial debut of an ambitious and contemporary retelling of the classic Jules Verne tale, Journey to the Center of the Earth, which he shot in 3D. Brendan Fraser stars as a science professor whose radical theories have completely tarnished his reputation. While backpacking across Iceland with […]

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Jeff Garlin on Board with WALL-E

Jeff Garlin on Board with WALL-E

| June 26, 2008

Jeff Garlin is a funny guy, a talented writer and filmmaker best known as the sometimes frustrated best friend of Larry David in Curb Your Enthusiasm. He is also one of the few voices to be heard in the new Pixar animated film, WALL-E, voicing the role of an unusually heroic ship’s captain in a […]

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