April 2005

Who are we? Why are we here? What is the answer to the great question of life, the universe, and everything? And would a sperm whale suddenly called into existence in midair, miles above an alien planet, want to make friends with the quickly approaching ground? Like anyone who has [laughed out loud while reading] [...]

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“Melinda and Melinda” is the thirty-third film Woody Allen has written and directed in thirty-nine years, and the first one since 1999’s underrated “Sweet and Lowdown” to not collapse completely under its author’s recently limited palette. Allen’s repertoire has become too predictable in the last four years with his DreamWorks-distributed movies, and his specialized audience [...]

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Eric is Dressed to Kill

by Eric Melin on April 13, 2005

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Eric with KISS tribute band Dressed to Kill at the KISS Expo in KC 4/13!

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Adventure novelist Clive Cussler is suing the producers of “Sahara,” the new Matthew McConaughey action flick, because his contract says he had final script approval and, he claims, they ignored that, despite his objections to the script. “All I can say is I don’t know whose book they adapted, but it wasn’t mine,” he recently [...]

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“Fever Pitch” is clearly a Peter and Bobby Farrelly movie. It is easily identifiable not for the gross-out humor that made the directors’ names in “There’s Something About Mary” and “Dumb and Dumber,” but instead for the awkward sentimentality of recent misfires “Shallow Hal” and “Stuck on You.” Like those, “Fever Pitch” is chock full [...]

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Maverick independent filmmaker Robert Rodriguez co-directs this hard-boiled comic book adaptation of “Sin City” with its author, Frank Miller. Blood runs white, red, and in one case, yellow as Rodriguez weaves three hyper-violent tales, each with a different damaged anti-hero looking for retribution, all set in the testosterone-charged and super-corrupt world of Basin City. The [...]

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