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October 06, 2005
  A journalist respondsPDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet

[Re: "Boylove" Feature]

Sigh. The Gauntlet has taken what could have been an interesting issue and has gone about it in the laziest, least intelligent way possible.

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October 06, 2005
  Support availablePDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet

[Re: "Boylove" feature]

In your recent edition of the Gauntlet you featured articles on pedophilia, which for some individuals is a very emotional charged and upsetting topic. It is important for U of C students to know there are resources on campus if they or their friends have been negatively impacted in anyway. On-Campus Resources include:

- Counselling Centre, MSC 375, 220-5893, http://www.ucalgary.ca/counselling

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October 06, 2005
  Raise your fist and march aroundPDF files may take a moment to load

In typical 'fuck-you-we-know-best' fashion, the Klein government is undertaking the massive, labourious task of evaluating Alberta's advanced education system in the hopes of making it the best in the country. And in typical 'fuck-you-we-want-our-voicesheard' fashion, the opposition and education stakeholders are unhappy with the process. Unfortunately, it is doubtful either side is listening to what the other has to say.

October 06, 2005
  Film Fest: Rhinoceros EyesPDF files may take a moment to load

Rhinoceros Eyes, starring Michael Pitt of Hedwig and the Angry Inch and directed by David Cronenberg's nephew, is a quirky picture hitting pretty much every cult-film touchstone but managing to elevate itself with pure charm. Pitt plays Chet, a reclusive and probably mentally handicapped kid who works in a movie prop shop. When a woman comes in to the store requesting rhinoceros eyes for a musical filming the next day, Chet instantly falls in love with her, vowing to find or steal whatever props she'll need.

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October 06, 2005
  Film Fest: UndeadPDF files may take a moment to load

Undead is an over-the-top, ridiculously silly, very Australian horror-sci-fi-comedy hybrid well aware of its audience and how to cater to it. Written, produced, edited and directed with oodles of style and confidence by brothers Michael and Peter Spierig, it's a kindred spirit of Peter Jackson's Dead Alive, all extraneous gore and nonsensically badass characters. Characters are nothing more than cliches in the best way possible.

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October 06, 2005
  Film Fest: Deep BluePDF files may take a moment to load

Few things are cooler than the ocean. Explorers, horror-fans and visual junkies alike need look no further than our tumultuous seas for their respective fixes. Deep Blue attempts to capture every reason the ocean fascinates us and manages to succeed at nearly every turn. Narrated by Pierce Brosnan, the film brings Hollywood blockbuster-style cinema- tography to the well-worn ocean documentary genre with often stunning results.

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October 06, 2005
  Film Fest: Escape to CanadaPDF files may take a moment to load

Ground breaking, rebellious and defiant aren't usually Canadian descriptors. Despite this, the documentary Escape to Canada displays Canada as a revolutionary country in conflict with the USA. It's as if the documentary is committed to exposing Canada's secret scheme to be different and consequently superior to America.

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October 06, 2005
  Film Fest: ThumbsuckerPDF files may take a moment to load

Thumbsucker was one of the most eagerly anticipated entries at this year's Film Fest, evidenced by the massive lines and throngs of people turned away at both of its screenings. Thanks to the buzz it will also go down as one the most disappointing. The film isn't bad, it's just entirely average. Boosted by clever marketing, audiences entered Thumbsucker expecting a quirky, philosophical comedy along the lines of I [Heart] Huckabees. What they got instead was a by-the-numbers coming of age story.

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