Part One: September | 7 Sep 2009 // 5:00 PM

Our spread starts off with a collection of cast-offs, creative risks, and the contractually obligated releases. While there may be a substantial helping of something entertaining during this hefty four-week first course, don't be put off by such a portion size. To paraphrase an old saying, too many mediocre movies can definitely spoil the season-ing.


'Gamer 3D's Depth is Purely Visual | 13 May 2013 // 11:10 PM

Touching on societal anxieties about technological advancement, especially in terms of of free will, isolationism, desensitization, and sensationalism, Gamer makes no attempt to interrogate the issues it raises.

Gamer | 11 Feb 2010 // 3:57 PM

Writer/director team Neveldine and Taylor's big budget follow-up to their Crank films is shooting blanks.


"Press the Select Button to Submit": Character Abuse and Player Rationalization | 18 Aug 2010 // 9:00 PM

There is no way for a player to disavow their agency in the torture scene featured in Hideo Kojima's original Metal Gear Solid.

'Gamer' dir. Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor (trailer) | 30 Aug 2009 // 9:00 PM

Gamer, a film scheduled for release on September 4th, positions itself to take over the box office by promising what viewers want: blood, video games, tormented characters and dirty language. Gerard Butler stars.

//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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