Take a walk on the wild side

September 16, 2003 Dan Brady 0

Welcome to the edge of the envelope. This is where new ideas are being pushed forward and explored. This is where the future of art and music is being born. This is where most musicians and artists are made or broken. This is where you’ll find everything that you’ve been waiting for, but never expected. […]

A return to innocence and fairytale fun

August 25, 2003 copress 0

Like the first sip of a frozen milkshake or the stomach-churning sensation of a glittering carnival ride, Brittney Murphy’s latest flick, “Uptown Girls,” provides us with an instant ticket back to the heady excitement, reeling confusion and playful magic of childhood. […]

The best of summer film

August 25, 2003 Signal Staff 0

On DVD / Video:

“Chicago”

An Academy Award-winning musical that is packed with blazing melodrama, high-powered dance numbers and plenty of pizzaz.

“Bowling For Columbine”

The Academy Award-winning documentary by Michael Moore is funny, controversial, relevant and just plain worth seeing. […]

Ripe for the picking, any way you like it

April 29, 2003 Dan Brady 0

All year I’ve been trying to provide an interesting cross-section of music and perhaps raise awareness about some bands that are starting to break but haven’t quite gone top 10 yet. I hope I’ve raised a few eyebrows in my choices of what to review and maybe changed a few minds. […]

Christie classic translates mystery gold to screen

April 29, 2003 Scott Napolitano 0

On the surface, the plot of “Identity” is as simple as can be: 10 people check into a dingy motel on a stormy night. Unbeknownst to the eclectic array of worn-out travelers, a killer is in their midst.

One by one, the group is picked apart, and then found brutally murdered in a number of gruesome ways. […]

Sandler and Nicholson make for an ‘Anger’ ball

April 15, 2003 Scott Napolitano 0

Question: what is crazier than the usual insanity of an Adam Sandler movie? Answer: an insane Adam Sandler movie with Jack “Hereeeee’s Johnny” Nicholson. The plot of Sandler’s latest comedy focuses on the misadventures of the misunderstood Dave Buznik. After “assaulting” an airline attendant, the meek Dave is sentenced to an anger management course. […]

Blood-lusting, buxom vamp heroine is fair play

April 8, 2003 Coray Seifert 0

This is the worst game I’ve ever played.

That was the beginning of the first draft of my review for Majesco/Terminal Reality’s “BloodRayne,” a game that pits a sultry half-vampire sadist against the pre-Nazi army. At the end of a six-hour marathon playing of the game, I had concluded that BloodRayne was just a typical action game, featuring nothing more than crude humor, lots of blood and a half-vampire with a well-endowed chest. […]

‘Head of State’ campaigns for high comedy

April 1, 2003 John Kell 0

“Head of State” was funny as hell. It may just have been the people I went with, because not all of the audience was laughing quite as hard as the group I was with. “Head of State” is not a perfect movie and it has a couple of jokes that are a little overdone, but overall it was a light satire that reflected where some elections of the past have brought us and where some elections of the future may bring us. […]

Homestar Runner and friends are a web riot

April 1, 2003 Matthew K. Fair 1

The beginning of 2002 was a dark time. My then favorite Internet comedy site, the Brunching Shuttlecocks, was stagnating. It would be weeks between updates, and there was a growing dearth of humor in my life. My friends and I, alike, become moody and dissatisfied with life. […]

Flying the friendly skies with Paltrow and friends

March 25, 2003 John Kell 0

“View from the Top” was shelved for over a year. It was supposed to be released shortly after Sept. 11. Admittedly, this film added nothing to my life, and didn’t ever need to come out, but it does have entertainment value.

The movie’s premise is pretty simple. […]

Forget digesting – alien film is hard to swallow

March 25, 2003 Kristen Anastos 0

“I’ve got promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep.”

Mr. Gray summed up the lives of the four main characters of “Dreamcatcher” pretty well when he uttered those 12 words.

Lawrence Kasden’s latest venture, adapted from Stephen King’s novel of the same name, chronicles the lives of four men – Henry (Thomas Jane), Beaver (Jason Lee), Pete (Timothy Olyphant) and Jonesy (Damian Lewis) – who are inexplicably tied to their past and to a fifth friend who made their future possible. […]

‘Bringing Down the House’ defies stereotypes of race, comedy

March 18, 2003 John Kell 0

Ah, stereotypes. We all live by them at some point in our lives and most of us try to find ways to break them. “Bringing Down the House” is a comedy set around a few things, but the political message seems to be breaking stereotypes.

The film revolves mostly around the white, WASP-y world of Peter Sanderson (Steve Martin), a Los Angeles tax attorney. […]

Fear in the U.S. – documentary blames gun-nuts, media

March 18, 2003 Kristina Fiore 0

After seeing “Bowling for Columbine,” I feel guilty. First, for wanting a job in mass media. Second, for ever having lived in fear.

Despite its title, this movie isn’t a dedication to the tragedies in Littleton. It isn’t a look into the psyche of the murderers, although creator Michael Moore provokes harsh criticisms of those who do such things. […]

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