Come hell or high water, Woody Allen will deliver his annual round of existentialism and self-deprecation. You can practically set your watch to it. Not necessarily a bad thing. But despite his occasional efforts to place his personality in younger bodies (Will Ferrell, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers), nobody can do Woody Allen better than Woody Allen, and it is this fact alone that immediately places 2006's Scoop in a higher category than his last two efforts, Melinda and Melinda and Match Point.
In the handheld wars, style is everything. The PSP was a slick little piece of machine. Even Sony-haters can't deny the inherent sexiness of the clean black format, the wide screen, and the clear coating of Sony's first foray into the portable market. It did more than a few things wrong, but you had to admit it made you drool.
Jason Michael Paul has been gaining both national and international fame as an innovative and creative force in the music industry and a pioneer in the video game music genre. Paul was brought up on hip hop and rock, but became involved with the classical aspect of music later on in his life.
Twelve years ago, the remarkably popular cult flick Clerks was filmed at a small convenience store in New Jersey. Since the success of Clerks, Kevin Smith has gained copious wealth and fame through making more films that recycle the characters and setting of the world to which he refers as the View Askewniverse.
The location of the World Café Live is been well by many, yet somehow knowledge of its location has managed to pass me by. Upon finding the sign that read "World Café Live" hanging over a small alleyway (I didn't bother to look around the corner for the front entrance) under the glowing red WXPN sign up above, I entered into the cozy room filled with dinner tables and chairs, that is the main stage.
If you still make "ironic" jokes about Clark Kent's glasses disguise, if you thought that Superman Returns didn't feature enough punching, or maybe if you just like to laugh at things that aren't funny, then maybe you'll like My Super Ex-Girlfriend, which features enough mindless application of superpowers (read: special effects) to assure that you'll never have to use your thinky-brain while watching it.
Perhaps in honor of the ailing Roger Ebert, I came up with a potential entry for his Little Big Movie Glossary: the "TV Cameo Paradox," a law of the cinema that will always occur when films based on television shows are made. In the case of Miami Vice, of course, this means that we will eagerly await the brief appearance of Don Johnson or Phillip Michael Thomas in a big screen adaptation of the cheesy '80s cop show.