In 2005, Werner Herzog released the breathtaking Grizzly Man. The film was about nature obsessed Timothy Treadwell and his exceptional, but unrealized dream to forever be the guardian of the grizzly bears of Alaska. However, Grizzly Man is not Herzog's first exploration into the lives of men who let their dreams obscure the dangers of reality.
Music maintains a major hold on the attention of the youth of the world, and it seems that with the kinds of theatrics that certain bands put on during shows, they well deserve that attention. Such a fine example is the band that I witnessed on Oct. 8, The Decemberists.
Judging by the line of 13-year-old girls that ran down two blocks and around the corner of the Electric Factory, it could only mean one of two things: either 'N Sync had announced a comeback tour on the spur of the moment, or sudden TRL sensations, Fall Out Boy, were playing a sold out show at a venue that they just barely filled less than a year ago.
Cameron Crowe's Elizabethtown is a film that features - and was apparently made for - people who are in love with themselves. These people are so overwhelmed by the breadth of their own genius that they can only share their lives with people of equal pretension.
"The wars of the future will not be fought on the battlefield or at sea. They will be fought in space, or possibly on top of a very tall mountain. In either case, most of the actual fighting will be done by small robots. And as you go forth today remember always your duty is clear: to build and maintain those robots.
When I heard about The Musical of Musicals - The Musical!, I thought that this musical, written for the sole purpose of making fun of American musical theater, had amazing potential to be hysterically funny, but after the first scene, I had second thoughts.
The stage lights go down and the shadow of a man with a guitar saunters onstage and up to the microphone to the sounds of snickering and shouts of "Seventeen!" The lights snap on and completely undaunted, Kyle Riabko begins to wield his superb guitar skills.
In 1980, El Salvador engaged in a brutal, twelve-year civil war between the government's army and guerrilla peasants; the nightly battles were so widespread that entire neighborhoods were destroyed by the ensuing fire fights, and the Salvadorean army forcibly recruited young boys on the crest of their twelfth birthdays.
ws, magic and mayhem, what more could you ask for? The Walnut Street Theatre's production of Finian's Rainbow will not leave you wanting. From performances, to sets, to music and dance this musical is sure to be a night full of fun. The curtain goes up on the town of Rainbow Valley, Missitucky, just outside of Fort Knox.
Major spoiler warning in effect. Fahrenheit 9/11, Super Size Me, Born into Brothels... There is a disturbing trend in filmed documentaries, now more than ever, where the obvious topic at hand does not seem to be the subject, but the director. The only phrase for it is "bleeding heart filmmaker," an egotist whose primary aim does not seem to present a document to the world but to puff up its presenter, so that he may receive a few pats on the back for presenting his subject so selflessly.
Nintendo has been shelling out hits and chart-toppers since 1977. Though their Color TV Game 6 and the now famous Game & Watch series were highly successful, the Kyoto-based corporation would not reach legendary status until 1977, when a certain arcade game artist showed up at its doorstep.