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March 10, 2005
  Movie Interview: Childstar, but no Michael JacksonPDF files may take a moment to load

Think back to a different time. A time when sweat beads off the foreheads of rollerbladers, kids stumble with triple-stacked ice cream to the wading pool at Eau Claire Market and ducks hide in the shade across from Prince's Island Park. All along the street, leaves are yellow and tumble to the sidewalks, to be crunched by the busy tread of pedestrians. It's a gorgeous day in late September 2004.

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March 10, 2005
  Movie Review: Robots too mechanical for adults to laughPDF files may take a moment to load

Perhaps we've come to expect too much from animated movies. Over the past several years, the whole idea of the animated feature turned on its head. We've been spoiled with movies like Monsters Inc., Shrek, and The Incredible, which were all sufficiently silly for the kids, but have the intelligence and wit for the grown-up crowd.

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March 10, 2005
  Movie Review: Surprise, Vin Diesel still not funnyPDF files may take a moment to load

The early '90s were sad. Besides the repetition of "righteous" and Bermuda short wearing wannabe surfers, it also marked the beginning of Hulk Hogan's acting career--one most of us would like to forget. Except Disney, it seems, as they decided to remake Hulkamaniac's Mr. Nanny.

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March 10, 2005
  Movie Preview: If I had a $100PDF files may take a moment to load

A hundred dollars used to buy you a lot. A rubber monster or a lighting crew. But this is a time of big budget, high profile and over-promoted films dominating the cinemas, created and produced with budgets exceeding millions of dollars. But there was a time, when filmmakers only had so much money to create, edit and produce a film.

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March 10, 2005
  Movie Preview: Silent movies let the classics speakPDF files may take a moment to load

In the Golden era of cinema, silent screen superstar Mary Pickford commented, "When sound came to the pictures, they took a giant step backwards." With the shallow whiz bang of today's movies, she may have been right. But The Uptown Stage and Screen remembers the time of silent cinema and have brought back the treasures of that cinematic period with Cantos Music Foundation's presentation of Silent Movie Mondays.

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March 10, 2005
  Movie Review: College snooze, College stiffPDF files may take a moment to load

Partying, sex, drinking and getting into outlandish situations are all part of the unofficial life of undergraduates across North America. On the other hand, the official part--the actual school work--is much less interesting to talk about, let alone watch. But if you really want to watch students grumble about the mundane, because you can not get enough from your own friends, go ahead and watch College Days, College Nights.

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March 03, 2005
  Movie Review: The end of the Ramones' centuryPDF files may take a moment to load

It's officially time to admit punk is dead. Punk is no longer about rocking out in high school and not knowing why you found Judy, the girl by the smoking doors, so sexy. Now it's the power anthem for disenfranchised kids in the suburbs who didn't get the BMW for their sixteenth birthday. Punk has foregone the righteous rage and power chords of its heyday to wallow in corporate money.

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February 10, 2005
  Movie Interview: Earthlings, we come for bacon and syrupPDF files may take a moment to load

Canada. A country renown for beautiful women and cheap hard liquor. It can be logically extrapolated then, if an alien were to crashland in rural Ontario, he would quickly develop a drinking problem and be hunted down by a hot French girl. At least that's what Rod Stefaniuk thought when he wrote, directed and starred in the new Canadian comedy Phil The Alien.

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February 10, 2005
  Movie Review: Boogeyman boogie-woogie goodiePDF files may take a moment to load

Horror movies leave viewers either exhilarated or completely enraged. Little room exists for anything in between, even the lack of gore, a poor story or unresolved ending can sink a film in no time. 2004 was an extremely disappointing year for horror films, with mindless filth like Alone in the Dark and White Noise insulting even the most amateur of movie viewers with cheap tricks and flimsy storylines.

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February 10, 2005
  Movie Review: Tony Jaa delivers delightful blows to the nogginPDF files may take a moment to load

Kung Fu movies come in one of two flavors. The first being a spectacle of wires and hitting with a cliched story thrown in as an afterthought or as an excuse to move a ripped Asian guy from one fight scene to the next.

The second is the sub-genre perfected by Jackie Chan, where a ripped Asian guy pummels the hell out of some hapless, non-racially denominated goons in a slightly comedic way.

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