Short Ends and Leader

February 2008

Strike Out

If we are to believe the whispered scuttlebutt (since confirmed by major media outlets), the four month old strike by the Writers Guild of America

Deep Roy: Roy Scheider: 1932 - 2008

Now, over three decades and a billion jaded movie experiences later, it’s hard to explain the impact Jaws had on those who first experienced

The Royal Tramp Collection

Stephen Chow is the Daffy Duck of Hong Kong marital arts superstars. Far more subversive than Jackie Chan ever was, and endearingly idiosyncratic compared to

Flatland: The Movie

Ever since Pixar proved that three dimensional animation could be considered art, the battle between traditional pen and ink cartooning and the high tech tool

Surround Sound: Personality Crisis (Juno/ Walk Hard/ Into the Wild)

It’s clear that some filmmakers inherently understand the value of music in setting up the tone of their film. It’s a two way

Sending the Wrong Message

They say that successful movie marketing is an art. If it is, it’s one of the blackest. Nothing against advertisers in general, or the

Hannah Hosanna

It’s time to stop hatin’ on Disney - not that they don’t still deserve a little manufactured wholesomeness dissing. Critics clamor over the

Will Election 2008 Be Another ‘Year of the Yahoo’?

By Wednesday, it will probably all be over. The pundits will be hoarse and the electorate sore and scarred. Eight whole months before the rest

Super Bored

It was awful. The game, up until the fourth quarter, was a dog ugly low scoring defensive battle, as patience trying as the big show

Giuseppe Andrews’ Orzo

They say that comedy isn’t pretty. Whoever coined that phrase (it may have been Steve Martin) never saw a Giuseppe Andrews’ film. If they

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//Mixed media

Marina and the Diamonds Wrap Up U.S. Tour at Terminal 5 (Photos)

// Notes from the Road

"Marina's star shines bright and her iridescent pop shines brighter. Froot is her most solid album yet. Her tour continues into the new year throughout Europe.

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