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Movie: UP

Run, do not walk, to your local movie theater to catch “UP.” The latest animated feature from the incredibly creative folks at Pixar (and Walt Disney, their distributor) is perhaps the most wonderful movie they have made yet. [...]

Movie: Outrage

Maybe it is simply to offset this movie, but just about a week ago, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist announced he was going to run for the U. S. Senate as a Republican. [...]

Movie: Drag Me to Hell

It’s nice to know that you can go home again with “Drag Me To Hell,” Sam. Even if it means opening a creaky, but familiar door to a nuanced nightmare torture chamber. [...]

TV: Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire

If you have a completely juvenile sense of humor, or really laugh hard at Judd Apatow movies, you may want to check out “Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire.” I think it's one of the weirdest and funniest new shows on television, and it is also completely subversive. [...]

Movie: Little Ashes

The big question about this little movie called “Little Ashes” is whether it ever really would have been released were it not for break-out star Robert Pattinson, who played the sexy vampire Edward Cullen in “Twilight.” [...]

Movie: Anvil: The Story of Anvil

It isn’t often that a documentary about two guys who are basically losers makes you stand up and cheer when the credits roll, but that is exactly what happened the night I saw “Anvil: The Story of Anvil.” And it wasn’t just me, it was the whole theater going crazy. [...]

CD: Steve Earle: Townes

With the possible exception of Emmylou Harris who covered “Pancho and Lefty” back in the ‘70s – providing the inspiration for the 1983 hit by Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard – nobody has done more to nurture the reputation of songwriter’s songwriter Townes Van Zandt than fellow outlaw Steve Earle. [...]

DVD: Just Another Love Story

Hang on tight for a jolting jigsaw puzzle of a movie that’s as outlandishly entertaining as such warped classics as “Memento” and “Lost Highway.” [...]

CD: Diana Krall: Quiet Nights

Take the aural equivalent of a moonlight dip in the ocean with Diana Krall’s latest valentine to the blissfulness of the bossa nova called “Quiet Nights.” [...]

Movie: Star Trek

A long time ago, but many, many years after the original iconic “Star Trek” television show had been off the air (it ran from 1966 to 1969), I came up with my own “Star Trek” theory. [...]
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