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Movie Review: Capote

In an extraordinary year for biopics, Capote stands out as not only one of the best cinematic “true” stories, but one of the best films of 2005. Capote begins with the real life murder of the Clutter family in 1959, and how that event inspired writer Truman Capote (Philip Seymour Hoffman) to travel to small town Kansas to follow the ... Read More »

Movie Review: Walk The Line

We hear a low, steady rumble, possibly an impending thunderstorm. Then we see the sign: Folsom Prison. Save for a few guards, there is no activity outside the walls. The deep, rolling sound grows louder. Slowly, we move inside the prison, down hallways and past empty cells. The thumping noise becomes a roar as we enter a main hall. The ... Read More »

NBA: Need Business Attire

Workers of the world unite! Our NBA brethren are being oppressed. Let’s join them in opposing the tyranny of David Stern… In case you haven’t heard, the NBA has adopted a “business casual” dress code for all players. Starting on November 1st, sport coats and collared shirts will be rule of the day. Chains or medallions worn over clothing will ... Read More »

Forgotten Gems: The Killing

When cineastes think of Stanley Kubrick’s film oeuvre, the memories they conjure are usually of Jack Nicholson screaming “Heeeeeere’s Johnny” in The Shining…or of Malcolm McDowell, eyelids pried open, suffering through the Ludovico technique in A Clockwork Orange…or Vincent D’Onofrio enduring a beating with towel-wrapped bars of soap by his fellow platoon members in Full Metal Jacket…or Nicole Kidman’s ass ... Read More »

Oscar Wrap Up

I’m happy for Clint Eastwood (because I’m a big fan of his and Million Dollar Baby) but I was really pulling for Martin Scorsese to finally win a much-deserved Oscar. The Aviator is classic Hollywood epic filmmaking, so it’s not surprising to me that it took home awards for Editing and Cinematography, but I was hoping it would win Best ... Read More »

Freelove on Naughty List; Coal Industry Crippled

NORTH POLE – Rumors abound that BM Rant columnist Matthew Freelove has once again found himself firmly entrenched at the top of Santa Claus’ naughty list. If true, this would mark the 29th consecutive year that Freelove makes the cut for the world’s most famous “shitlist.” Meanwhile, industry leaders have braced themselves for a coal shortage which would almost certainly ... Read More »

Movie Review – Sideways

A smart comedy? Do those two words even belong in the same sentence when discussing a Hollywood movie? They do if you’re referring to Sideways, the latest film from About Schmidt creator Alexander Payne. Sideways is the simple, yet profound story of aspiring novelist and midlife crisis candidate Miles (Paul Giamatti), who takes his old college roommate Jack (Thomas Haden ... Read More »

People Are Idiots

There are days when I’m so disappointed by the human race. Today is one of those times. I can’t believe how riled up people are getting over last night’s Monday Night Football intro starring Terrell Owens and Nicolette Sheridan. Why? Because we saw Sheridan’s naked back? Because she openly flirted with T.O.? Because (gasp) sex was implied? To anyone who ... Read More »

The 10 Worst Cover Songs EVER!

Listening to the radio yesterday, I was unfortunately exposed to A Perfect Circle’s cover version of John Lennon’s “Imagine.” If you haven’t had the misfortune of hearing this tuneless, droning abomination, consider yourself lucky. After stuffing my ears with cotton to drown out the noise, I complied a list of 10 other cover songs that are complete and utter crap: ... Read More »