FILM REVIEW: “Mr. Brooks”

From Willamette Week, 5/30/07:

Kevin Costner, why you got to hate on PDX? In Mr. Brooks, Costner plays the title character, a successful, bowtied Portland businessman who’s a magnate in the ever-so-exciting cardboard-box manufacturing industry—and just so happens to enjoy killing Portlanders on the side. Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: “The Page Turner”

From Willamette Week, 5/9/07:

Sorry: The Page Turner is not the highly anticipated sequel to the classic 1994 Macaulay Culkin magnum opus The Pagemaster. Rather, Denis Dercourt’s movie is a kind of Kill Bill for the world of French bourgeoisie classical piano recitals—a place where being a rebellious kid means practicing Johann Bach with the metronome set to 160.

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Iggy Pop Must do Yoga

It’s Friday morning and no one wants to go see Iggy with me.

I don’t really understand it. I wish I could explain. Maybe it’s because I’m a shitty planner, and I didn’t ask around until a few days ago. Too bad I don’t have a fucking Blackberry.

Maybe it’s because no one wants to drop the 30 bucks for the tickets. Or the 20 bucks for a bus ride to Seattle. Maybe it’s because there’s a handful of other good shows already in town this weekend. Maybe I’m asking the wrong people. Maybe no one else likes Iggy. 

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