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Movie Review: G.I. Joe: Retaliation

March 28, 2013 – 9:06 am |

Unable to fathom who would actually enjoy a movie like that, I wondered how I was going to write a critical analysis of such a terrible piece of Hollywood junk. So, for my review of G.I. Joe: Retaliation, I have invited a special guest to help me discuss the movie and break down what worked and what did not. Please help me in welcoming my 12-year-old self, Matt.

100 Greatest Gangster Films: The Petrified Forest, #31

March 28, 2013 – 12:04 am |
Movie still: The Petrified Forest

Watching The Petrified Forest you can see Bogey developing his craft. Riffing off of John Dillinger, he holds his arms at a curious angle, like he is about to reach for a gun. (For decades, Bogey impersonators would ape that posture.) Bogart studied films of Dillinger and tries here to recreate the famous bank robber’s battered facial expression and insolent demeanor.

Art Review: “Great and Mighty Things”: Outsider Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art

March 27, 2013 – 8:53 am | One Comment
Lynx: Felipe Benito Archuleta

And what is true of Blagdon’s poignant attempt to thwart illness and disease is true of the other artists’ work. Outsider Art is not an attempt to evade life but to engage with it, to deal with sorrow, sickness and poverty by affirmations of beauty.

CLR Street Fashion: Juliea and Huong in Santa Monica, California

March 26, 2013 – 9:23 am |
CLR Street Fashion: Juliea and Huong in Santa Monica

A little flashy but still basic…

Revolution Recap: ‘The Stand’ (Season 1, Episode 11)

March 26, 2013 – 8:45 am |

“The Stand” is simultaneously the type of episode Revolution needed to return with and the type of episode that really highlights its shortcomings. Like many episodes, it puts the vast majority of its marbles into a single sequence- this time being a dual Monroe helicopter attack on a resistance compound. It’s a mostly successful, well-done action scene, particularly for a network television show. However, the repeated use of heavy artillery makes me wonder if the show is going to backtrack from its use of more simplistic weapons. This is a shame, because reliance on muskets and swords was one of the series’ more unique features.

The Walking Dead Recap: “Prey” and “This Sorrowful Life” (Season 3, Episodes 14 and 15)

March 25, 2013 – 5:38 pm | One Comment

The last few episodes have unsteadily balanced a number of storylines whose interest is waning. Andrea finally chose a side, even as the Governor remained a static, iconic villain (he’s like one of those creepy clown punching bags – you hit him, he doesn’t stay down). Glenn and Maggie made up and provided a little, suspicious ray of sunshine in the midst of death and destruction. Rick waffled and moaned and still isn’t the hardass he tries to be. Michonne is still a frighteningly observant hard case.

CLR Street Fashion: Gianna and Brittany, Santa Monica, California

March 25, 2013 – 8:59 am |
CLR Street Fashion: Gianna and Brittany, Santa Monica

Lipstick tattoos…

Movie Review: Spring Breakers

March 23, 2013 – 1:44 pm |

It is a painful stretch to suggest that most of the movie is each girl’s troubling fantasy of how spring break will be, dreamed up while sitting in their dorm with no money. However, the fact that Korine’s tale allows for such questions is one of the most fascinating things about it. The movie’s ambiguity, with each interpretation bearing its own horrifying implications, lends unexpected dramatic weight to the exploitative revelry that makes up most of it.

Community Recap: ‘Economics of Marine Biology’ (Season 4, Episode 7)

March 22, 2013 – 4:07 pm | 2 Comments

The sliver of optimism that built inside me after last week’s episode of Community has shriveled up and died. Community is not going to turn things around in its final death throes and Season 4 will forever be the Godfather Part III of one of the most creative and inspired series of the new millennium.

San Francisco Ballet Offers Scotch Symphony, Within the Golden Hour and From Foreign Lands

March 22, 2013 – 11:14 am |
San Francisco Ballet: Within the Golden Hour

One of the benefits of having enrolled in San Francisco Ballet’s Ballet 101, a six-part course aimed at developing a deeper appreciation of ballet among audiences, was gaining a more precise fix on George Balanchine’s Scotch Symphony. Not only did the course offer a comparison between it and August Bournonville’s La Sylphide, but we had a chance to put on our practice slippers in a rehearsal studio, and learn a snippet of choreography that soloist dancer Courtney Elizabeth dances in the piece.

CLR Street Fashion: Kim in New York City

March 21, 2013 – 9:30 am |
CLR Street Fashion: Kim in New York City

Spotted at the Fashion Institute…

100 Greatest Gangster Films: City of God, #32

March 21, 2013 – 9:28 am |
Movie still: City of God

The frantic pace and relentless violence drive home the promotional tagline that so accurately described the film: “Fight and you’ll never survive. . . . Run and you’ll never escape.”

CLR Street Fashion: Hassan in Brussels

March 20, 2013 – 7:23 am |
CLR Street Fashion: Hassan in Brussels

Loves skinny jeans…

Movie Review: The Croods

March 19, 2013 – 5:45 pm |

An overprotective father, Grug prefers to keep his clan holed up inside a cave until they need food while Eep wants to explore the world outside, to her father’s dismay. After sneaking out one night, she encounters fire-maker/idea man Guy (Ryan Reynolds) and his pet Belt.

CLR Street Fashion: Lauren in Los Angeles

March 19, 2013 – 8:05 am | One Comment
CLR Street Fashion: Lauren in Los Angeles

Inspired by Depeche Mode…

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