Opinion

Talented People: Jack Conte

Posted: November 9, 2009 at 3:00 am   /   Local, Music, Opinion, Viral Videos

One of the greatest things about the internet is the ability to find new talent in all kinds of places. Sure, most of what you find on YouTube is a desolate wasteland of narcissistic (and possibly socially and mentally disabled) bloggers and anime freaks. Although, don’t let your despair eat away at you, just when […]

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The Decade’s Best – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

Posted: October 6, 2009 at 7:09 pm   /   Featured, Local, Opinion

On the surface, Lee’s film is a martial arts movie with elaborate set pieces, beautiful choreography, and noble heroes. But under that surface making the film what it is are layers upon layers of sub plots and stories that create wonderful characters and an intimate story that is tragic and heartbreaking. Li Mu Bai is […]

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Where is Our Halo Movie?

Posted: October 1, 2009 at 2:52 am   /   Local, Opinion

It’s obvious Bungie knows what they are doing when making commercials and can help produce a fantastic picture if they are creative and esthetically involved, so why oh why do we not have a Halo movie in the pipeline? Neil Blomkamp was picked by Peter Jackson to bring Halo to life a couple years ago […]

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The Decade’s Best – Wet Hot American Summer (2001)

Posted: September 25, 2009 at 12:30 pm   /   Featured, Local, Opinion

Released under the radar and still no more than a cult following today, David Wain’s feature debut is a silly, absurd, insane, and bizarre film that pokes fun at cliché through the world of a Jewish summer camp that is about to end it’s summer run and the results are hilarious. It is the last […]

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ABC’s Modern Family is Hilarious

Posted: September 24, 2009 at 1:03 am   /   Local, Opinion, Television Reviews

Just got done watching the series premiere of ABC’s new mockumentary family comedy and I was very impressed.  Focusing on a family with just about everything, the Dad has just married young and she is a fiery Latino with a young romantic son, a gay couple that just adopted a baby girl from Vietnam, and a more […]

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The Decade’s Best – The Lord of the Rings (2001-2004)

Posted: September 21, 2009 at 10:13 pm   /   Featured, Local, Opinion

When it was announced that Peter Jackson, a small time and rather unknown Kiwi director, was going to be taking over the reigns of one of the most sought after and daunting film tasks in the history of cinema many didn’t expect a whole lot.  But what came out of this man’s mind is an […]

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The Decade’s Best – Munich (2005)

Posted: September 18, 2009 at 3:32 pm   /   Local, Opinion

Steven Spielberg continued his successful run of historical period pieces with this spy/thriller of sorts following the Israeli reaction to 1972 Munich Olympic hostage massacre that not only captures the tension of assassination, but perfectly conveys the right vs. wrong of the Israel/Palestine conflict. The film opens amid a flashback that we will re-visit throughout […]

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Hollywood’s Biggest Disappointments

Posted: September 3, 2009 at 10:38 am   /   Local, Opinion

Sometimes hype is a good thing. Hype can bring in new viewers who would have potentially ignored something if the hype hadn’t been there. Although, more often than not, hype can bring in unrealistic expectations. Take for example James Cameron’s latest project, Avatar, the hype surrounding it has been huge, and why not? It is […]

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The Decade’s Best – The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

Posted: August 17, 2009 at 9:51 pm   /   Local, Opinion

Wes Anderson’s “action” movie sticks to the themes that you find in a lot of his films and the results are a fantastic blend of adventure, farce, humor, sadness, and drama that not only gives us Anderson’s spin on the action/adventure genre drama but serves as an excellent character study of a man on the […]

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The Decade’s Best – The Aviator (2004)

Posted: August 3, 2009 at 4:05 pm   /   Local, Opinion

Martin Scorsese’s – The Aviator (2004) Martin Scorsese’s biopic of the entrepreneur and aviator Howard Hughes is a marvelous, entertaining, and interesting look into the life of one of the most unique, oddest, and accomplished individuals ever to capture and live in the public eye; all grounded by an extraordinary performance by Leonardo DiCaprio. Howard […]

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