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Kingdom of Heaven – the movie

…it was no Gladiator. I went to see Kingdom of Heaven today even AFTER reading all the negative reviews because: 1) orlando bloom looks good with facial hair (REALLY good) 2) ridley scott, though extraordinarily predictable, makes big movies look beautiful 3) i love going to this particular theater because it has, not only balcony boxes, and a curtain, but ... Read More »

Jose Conde and Ola Fresca

Gravitating seamlessly between traditional pan Latin rhythms, funkified son and salsa, and occasional loop based creations, Jose Conde Y Ola Fresca are a unique Cuban Roots experience. They blend traditional Cuban music, old school New York salsa a little funk, and a little jazz. Seeing them perform live at Joe’s Pub this past Wednesday was an experience I’ll not soon ... Read More »

Tribeca Film Festival

spent almost all day yesterday in theaters the battery park uber-plex has been the home for a ton of tribeca festival film premieres yesterday i saw: The Devil’s Miner, a documentary about the silver miners in Bolivia – specifically this 14 year old boy named Basilio Vargas the miners believe they are leaving the realm of God and entering the ... Read More »

can’t say enough about…

SIN CITY! loved loved loved it the cast – well, i’m NOT a huge Mickey Rourke fan – but holy shit was he fanfriggintastic and a barely recognizable Benicio del Toro… no words Bruce Willis was, well… Bruce Willis and that was good and Elijah Wood – spooky as hell (and SO far from frodo :)) so Robert Rodriguez and ... Read More »