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Russell Maliphant’s Afterlight Folds Time Into Space at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

October 31, 2012 – 12:26 pm |
Thomasin Gülgeç, Gemma Nixon in Russell Maliphant’s AfterLight

After a piano intro, a spot opens up a space on the dark stage and in it is the dancer, Thomasin Gülgeç. He is dressed in a purple top. He is revolving, and then begins a series of stretches that segue into a port de bras as he inclines toward the blush of white light.

Halloween Home Video #10: Nicholas McCarthy’s The Pact

October 31, 2012 – 11:00 am |
Nicholas McCarthy's The Pact promotional poster

For the grand finale of Halloween Home Video 2012, have a look at Nicholas McCarthy’s dread-heavy ghost thriller The Pact, starring Caity Lotz and Casper Van Dien.

Vegas Recap: ‘Solid Citizens’ (Season 1, Episode 5)

October 31, 2012 – 9:31 am |
Vegas, CBS: Solid Citizens

So, I suspect the question “What happened in the fifth episode of Vegas?” is not uppermost in many people’s minds this week. On the other hand, the show does provide a getaway to someplace where it’s warm, dry, sunny, and fifty years in the past.

Revolution Recap: Soul Train and Sex and Drugs (Episode 5 and 6)

October 30, 2012 – 2:26 am |

A recap/review of Revolution: “Soul Train” and “Sex and Drugs,” Episode 5 and 6

The Walking Dead Recap: “Walk with Me” (Season 3, Episode 3)

October 29, 2012 – 2:18 pm |

After the rough, brutal reintroduction to The Walking Dead‘s post-apocalyptic dystopia this season, this week’s episode ushers us back into a bizarre normalcy. “Walk with Me” begins with a helicopter crash – but who’s flying, …

Game of the Week: Oklahoma vs. Notre Dame — The View from England

October 28, 2012 – 2:44 pm |
Notre Dame logo

But seeing the mascot of the “Fighting Irish” always makes me blench slightly, I think because it packages Irish identity as such a quaint, jabbering, leprechauny affair. When the commentators keep saying “the Irish are doing this…” and “the Irish feel that…” I rather want to put my hand up politely and suggest that what a bunch of sports fans in another country are doing has nothing to do with what the Irish are doing and feeling.

The Thick of It Recap – Series 4, Episode 7

October 28, 2012 – 10:17 am | 2 Comments
The Thick Of It: Peter Capaldi as Malcolm Tucker

A high-speed mincing Malcolm and a Malcolm collapsing back onto the cushions of a taxi marked two images of him we’d never seen before, and the character ended The Thick Of It unprotected by the reputation and charisma he’s exerted inside and outside the show.

Movie Review: Silent Hill: Revelation 3D

October 27, 2012 – 1:31 pm | 2 Comments

At least in the first film, the various creatures and characters were new and well done. There was a shrewd, unsubtle (some might even say shrill) commentary on dogmatic thinking, rape, and female villains. The second film features nothing new, lacks even the most rudimentary analysis of its own mythology, and is laid out like an increasingly stupid haunted house.

Movie Review: Cloud Atlas

October 26, 2012 – 7:34 pm |

Spanning over 500 years and following more than a dozen characters, the film is composed of six separate stories that do not intertwine (see Magnolia, Love Actually) but instead link from one to the next with the sense that each character is re-living his or her life again and again. While the word “reincarnation” is never used, the sense that this is what Mitchell intended is undeniable. Like the resistance fighters in The Matrix or the protagonist in Run Lola Run, the characters of Cloud Atlas are given the chance to correct mistakes from “past lives.”

Halloween Home Video #9: Howie Askins’ Evidence

October 26, 2012 – 11:00 am |
Cover for Howie Askins film Evidence

The most glib and reductive way to describe Evidence is as a hybrid of Chronicle, em>Chernobyl Diaries and The Cabin In The Woods. However, an eager minority are bound to consider that a stellar pedigree.

The Office: Here Comes Treble (Season 9, Episode 5)

October 25, 2012 – 11:57 pm |

Charlie Brown, a Pig, and Dr. Cinderella on The Office
– (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
After several false starts this season, we finally get an episode focused on Andy Bernard, the bane of my The Office …

Book Review: Lincoln’s Hundred Days by Louis P. Masur

October 25, 2012 – 3:34 pm | One Comment
Book jacket: Lincoln's Hundred Days

The determination to end slavery may not have figured initially as a Union war aim for most of the young men in Blue who did the fighting and dying. But Masur quotes from numerous soldier letters and diaries to prove that many Union troops were horrified by the conditions that they found in the south, particularly the enslavement of children fathered by their own “masters.”

100 Greatest Gangster Films: Snatch, #53

October 25, 2012 – 12:05 am |
Movie still: Snatch

This is the second of Guy Ritchie’s madcap mob capers. And Brad Pitt’s performance as Mickey O’Neil, the Irish gypsy, is the biggest reason for watching it.

9 Questions with Artistic Director and Choreographer Bruce Steivel

October 24, 2012 – 11:00 am |
Still Photo: Dracula, Peninsula Ballet Theatre

Being an Artistic Director of two companies an ocean apart is certainly an interesting assignment. I plan to incorporate the dancers from both countries into several productions. I already have brought one male dancer from San Mateo to perform with the company in Belgrade and intend to bring three dancers from Belgrade to San Mateo to perform this season. It will be an interesting cultural exchange and benefit both the dancers and the companies.

Halloween Home Video #8: Kimble Rendall’s Bait

October 24, 2012 – 11:00 am |
Promotional poster for Kimble Rendall's Bait 3D

Welcome back to Halloween Home Video (2012 edition) your October arsenal for all things entertaining and scary. Sink your teeth into the latest horror and thriller pics make the small screen circuit.

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