“Survivor: China”Thursday 8pm, CBS Say what you will about “Survivor,” but the prototypical reality competition can still surprise every now and then. Last year’s cringe-inducing racially separated tribes ended up leading to the show’s most diverse cast ever, and possibly its most likable winner in Yul. And then the most recent season featured the legitimately […]
2 Days in Paris (R, 96 minutes) Julie Delpy, unwilling to leave Paris in the wake of Before Sunrise/Before Sunset, sticks around the City of Lights for this romantic comedy/drama about a squabbling couple (Delpy and Adam Goldberg) who go to France to rekindle their relationship. Delpy writes and directs as well, channeling a bit […]
3:10 to Yuma (R, 117 minutes) Russell Crowe and Christian Bale replace Glenn Ford and Van Heflin in this remake of the highly regarded 1957 western. Crowe is the outlaw leader on his way to court via the titular conveyance. Bale is the small-time rancher charged with escorting him there alive—no small task when droves […]
There is a tricycle laying on its side in the middle of Hardy Drive, a toy from one of what Quintin Franklyn would call the "immature" kids, the kids that hang out at the spot called Little Kids' Park in the back of the Westhaven housing project.
Angelo “Petal and Pod,” watercolors by Lara Call Gastinger, 5:30-7:30pm. Art Upstairs “Fleurs et Jardins Intines,” oils and pastels by Anne deLatour Hopper, 6-9pm. Artifacts “Artifacts at Artifacts,” photographs by Robert Williams, 5:30-7:30pm. Bozart Gallery “A Different Eye,” photographs by Craig Lineburger, 6-9pm. The Bridge “Fuzz,” a collection of handcrafted works curated by Patrick Costello […]
Balls of Fury (PG-13) What could be better than the folks behind "Reno: 911" taking Bruce Lee’s Enter the Dragon and re-writing it as a rude comedy about an illegal underground ping-pong tournament lorded over by evil Christopher Walken? Completely absurd, but I dare you not to giggle on multiple occasions. Opening Wednesday; check local […]
There was a lot that could've distracted Mike Sager from his 51st birthday. A writer-at-large for Esquire magazine, Sager was on assignment in Las Vegas with Kobe Bryant, the L.A. Lakers guard, when August 17 rolled by…
After chaining their bicycles to stop signs or simply leaning them against walls just inside the door of the Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative, a few riders take brown paper sacks of popcorn and iced cans of soda from a small metal washtub as they make their way between rows of folding chairs for the last installment of the Bridge's Summer Film series, a bike-in movie.
"Big Brother"Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday 8pm, CBS I am deeply embarrassed to admit this, but I have become a "Big Brother" addict. Shame! "BB" is easily the worst reality that TV has to offer; even the production values are low rent. However! This season has entranced me for the following reasons: 1. Evel Dick, a […]
Becoming Jane (PG, 113 minutes) Winsome Anne Hathaway (The Devil Wears Prada) stars in this speculative biopic about young Jane Austen. Prior to becoming a famous author, Austen was just another romantic chick being wooed a young Irish hunk (James McAvoy from The Last King of Scotland). Brits James Cromwell, Julie Walters and Maggie Smith […]
Becoming Jane (PG, 113 minutes) Winsome Anne Hathaway (The Devil Wears Prada) stars in this speculative biopic about young Jane Austen. Prior to becoming a famous author, Austen was just another romantic chick being wooed a young Irish hunk (James McAvoy from The Last King of Scotland). Brits James Cromwell, Julie Walters and Maggie Smith class […]
"Scarred"Tuesday 10:30pm, MTV I guess you could look at "Scarred" as the logical successor of "Jackass." Instead of following professional idiots around with cameras, capturing their various body-mutilating stunts, MTV has now turned to amateur dumbasses for footage of their grisly wrecks. Each episode of "Scarred" features several stunts gone horribly awry, as skateboarders, extreme […]
The courtyard between Dell 1 and 2…
The Bourne Ultimatum (PG-13, 111 minutes) The third (loose) adaptation of Robert Ludlum’s spy thriller series wraps things up for our amnesiac assassin Jason Bourne (Matt Damon). This time, our boy is racing around the globe, trying to shake a government agent and uncover the final mysteries about his dark past. This, of course, involves shooting […]
A clip from A Sunday in Hell.
Curt's attempt to blend into the black box of the Hamner Theater for the 2007 Playwrights Conference was thwarted roughly 20 minutes into a reading of co-artistic director Peter Coy's A Shadow of Honor