Wednesday, June 18 2003
Tuesday, June 17 2003
Welcome Interstate Managers is the welcome aural equivalent of a great collection of short stories, each song offering a little snippet from a life, and presenting a range of characters to fill this musical spectrum.
When the regular police force are in trouble, they call S.W.A.T.
You've got righteous heroes, nasty villains, police being called 'pigs' or 'the fuzz.'
That is, the season that many fans have called out as disjointed and erratic, maddening and disappointing. To a point, the complaint is justified, as Joss Whedon and company tend to concede. But only to a point.
Director Stuart Baird seems to be chasing the glory of Wrath of Khan, but those parallels leave the newer film feeling sort of like a cover band.
It didn't just dispel the cloudless America of Westerns past -- it dismembered the genre, threw the parts in a trench, and spit on the tombstone.
When the villain's dead and the feds go home, Kelly, Toby, and Lisa will still be adrift in a world of strange, hostile males, all waving their missiles at any attractive target who happens by.
Tuesday, June 10 2003