Melodic Monstrosity

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The musical maturity of System of a Down (SOAD) has propelled them to the forefront of the alternative metal heap and silenced the critics who had labeled the group as a loud screeching disorganized swell of noise. That’s not to say that these tortured artists lost their maniacal sharpness and …

Stocking Stuffer

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What do you get your athletic friend with a physical disability for the holidays? MURDERBALL! The absolutely most talked about, least viewed by the world and most widely acclaimed documentary about a wheelchair rugby team. This is not a dry documentary about the woe-is-me people that mainstream media loves to …

Stay Home with Batman

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I write this film review as a Batman aficionado and comic book fan. Overall this film was up there with Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2 as space a great comic book adaptation. Batman Begins truly brings the franchise back to a new beginning. Tim Burton’s first two entries to the Batman …

Corpse Bride Not Trick, But A Treat

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I suggest this Halloween season that you “treat” yourself to Tim Burton’s latest film. “Corpse Bride” won’t be a trick. If you have enjoyed any of Burton’s other ach department phone cinematic offerings such as, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Nightmare Before Christmas and Sleepy Hollow you’re in for a twisted and …

Resistance

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The re-tour of a play, in one act, followed by an epilogue, primarily set in a Gestapo interrogation room in Paris in 1943. A mystery develops from the outset; how could the arrested, blind teenager have anything to do with resistance activities against the occupying Nazi army? Extant Theatre, the …

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

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Two things in this life are nearly impossible to find: good friends and the perfect pair of jeans. Luckily, the girls in the “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” show us how it’s all done. Fair warning: This is not a “guy” movie; it is a straight-up, unabashed chick flick. …

Hip Into Their Forties

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“Out of Exile” is an aptly titled record that describes the eight year exodus that Chris Cornell had been experiencing since the breakup of Soundgarden. With a strong but eponymous solo debut and a slightly better than average effort on Audioslave’s self titled album, he has plummeted somewhat out of …

Resistance

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In his autobiography “And There Was Light”, Jacques Lusseyran tells the tale of how he was blinded in an accident at the age of 8, became a teenage member of the French Resistance during WWII: was betrayed, captured and subsequently interrogated by Nazi SS officers, leading to his final incarceration …