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. […]

Chilling out – soothing songs for the mellow moonlight

February 25, 2003 Dan Brady 0

So you’ve just gotten back from a party or the bar, it’s 3 a.m., you’re drunk, you’re cooking old hot dogs on your Foreman Grill because there’s nothing else to eat and you’re still feeling the buzz from the action of the night. It’s time to come down and, as everyone knows, you’ve got to have good music to come down to. […]

Don’t knock the gloved one

February 25, 2003 Casie Wexler 0

Everyone is talking about Michael Jackson these days. We are about to go to war with Iraq, yet the covers of the newspapers feature Jackson’s antics and “Joe Millionaire” sweetheart, Zora on a regular basis. If the King of Pop is the talk of the town, what is stopping me from giving into the temptation, as well? Absolutely nothing. […]

Simplicity hurts the story of a life hanging in balance

February 25, 2003 John Kell 0

“The Life of David Gale” reminded me of a movie that came out last year, “John Q,” starring Denzel Washington. The movies had very little in common in terms of content, but they did both have political messages. “John Q” was centered around the notion that health care should be provided for all citizens equally. […]

Alternative sites infuse news with color and laughs

February 25, 2003 Heidi van Beever 0

Just hearing someone mention the nightly news is enough to make me yawn and to force my eyes to glaze over. It’s not that there’s anything terribly wrong with it. It’s informative, educational and, on rare occasions, even amusing. Who could forget CNN’s report on the new Lingerie Barbie, featuring the blonde icon at bars and adult bookstores in downtown N. […]

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