Short Ends and Leader

January 2008

Cinematic Titanic: The Oozing Skull

It’s literally like going back in time. Three voices, long silenced, have returned from entertainment exile to remind us of why we fell in

Rift Tracking

It was an announcement of seismic proportions. The members of MiSTie Nation could barely contain themselves. After 14 years away from daily production on the series,

El Cid: The Miriam Collection (2 Disc Special Edition)

It was all the movie business could do. Television was eating into its audience, viewers more eager to sit at home and enjoy limited entertainment


One of the more intriguing elements of science fiction is its allegorical ability. Using a fantasy or fictional setting to comment on the current state

Eugenie de Sade/ Cecilia

Jess Franco is the bipolar prince of soft core sensationalism. To call him duplicitous would be an understatement. He’s a moralistic deviant, the kind

‘Untraceable’ Lacks Surprises

Untraceable tries. Boy, does it try. One can just imagine the pitch meeting presented to gullible studio suits - “It’s Silence of the Lambs


Wow. When Oscar gets it wrong, they get it REALLY wrong. Amid rumors that the ongoing Writer’s Strike may dampen the 24 February festivities, The

Rivers Ledger

It’s River Phoenix all over again. Don’t recognize the name? No need to worry. He’s definitely related to Joaquin (look it up).

Oscar Hands Out Its Nominations

On 22 January, the Nominees for the 80th Annual Academy Awards® were announced. In preparation for 23 January’s op-ed piece, here is a list of those


It’s so high concept and gimmicky that it should crumble under the weight of its own ambitions. It takes an already tired approach -

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//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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