Author Archive: Nathan Baker-Lutz

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LOST Season 5

LOST Season 5

| January 5, 2010

LOST Season 5 This is not a list of theories, spoilers and hypotheses. It may, however, still spoil the season. Never has a TV show clutched the stomach, heart and throat of television so tightly. Television has never produced a show that masterfully combines the mysteries of sci-fi, the sweaty palms of drama, the wide-eyed […]

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The Star of Bethlehem

The Star of Bethlehem

| December 4, 2009

I have been a Christian for a majority of my life. My faith is the cornerstone of me as a person. Because of this, I have always been defensive and skeptical of movies and presentations about biblical studies and the life of Jesus. I am an avid fan of The Discovery Channel and they seem […]

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Mysteries of Pittsburgh

Mysteries of Pittsburgh

| December 4, 2009

Mysteries of Pittsburgh, recently released on DVD, stars Jon Foster as Art Bechstein, the begrudging son of a gangster, who, despite his education and reputation, takes a middle-class job and yearns to find himself. Also starring Peter Sarsgaard (Garden State, Jarhead) and Sienna Miller (GI Joe: Rise of the Cobra), the film stumbbles through your […]

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Monsters Vs. Aliens

Monsters Vs. Aliens

| April 14, 2009

Monsters Vs. Aliens, the latest effort from Dreamworks Animation, was recently released nationwide and I had just left a theater full of kids in awe of indulgent 3D images when I could only shrug my shoulders about this movie. Dreamworks has always, and for my money, will always, be a distant second to Disney/Pixar in […]

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Nathan Baker-Lutz’s High Five

Nathan Baker-Lutz’s High Five

| January 10, 2009

My Top 5 Favorite Movies of 2008 5. Son of Rambow My wildcard for 2008, Son of Rambow is a hilariously clever telling of the son of a cult-like conservative single mother and his first exposure to television. Bill Milner plays a young boy who stumbles upon a bully bootlegging the Sylvester Stallone classic and […]

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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: Photographic Journal

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: Photographic Journal

| December 8, 2008

With the invention of DVDs came ample space for fun features, interactive games and behind the scenes moments of our favorite movies. Whether it’s the voyeur in the viewer, wanting to be in on the Hollywood secret or just curiosity of actor insights and production, our movie-viewing society has become fixated on the never-before-seen, on […]

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Surfwise

Surfwise

| November 14, 2008

Surfwise is brilliant. It is the rise, fall and grasping of hope by the first family of surfing. Writer and director Doug Pray takes you through the lives of the Paskowitz family as they grow up, grow together, grow apart and grow old. Led by Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz through the sands and white wash of […]

Love and Mary

Love and Mary

| September 21, 2008

The recent DVD release of Love and Mary, from director/writer Elizabeth Harrison, is another face in the large and growing crowd of ironic surrealist indie romantic comedies that began in the mainstream with Garden State standing alone in an empty room. Mary, played by Lauren German, owns a struggling bakery that can’t seem to find […]

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The Falling

The Falling

| March 14, 2008 | 0 Comments

At what point do the means affect your perception of the end? How long can anyone ignore apparent distractions and allow for any return on your viewing investment? I quickly began to ask myself these questions as I viewed The Falling, being released in April by Echelon Studios. The story follows police officer Grayson Reed, […]

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21

21

| March 14, 2008 | 0 Comments

Check all that apply: __ $9 to spare __ crush on Kate Bosworth __ interest in Blackjack __ 2 hours to kill. If you marked at least three of the four, 21 is for you. Directed by Robert Luketic and set for release April 28th, 21 follows five students from M.I.T. and smooth operating professor […]