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AP Film Studies: Lizard Brains

The original Godzilla and the death of socially conscious monsters.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Back in the day, our city-crushing, radiation-breathing monsters had a hell of a lot more to say. Somewhere along the way, though, they got too big for their soapboxes. Or just smashed them.    More
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Gym-Class Hero

Gymkata and the exile of athletes from action flicks.


Movie Reviews & Stories
There was a time when Earth’s mightiest heroes weren’t pretty-boy actors decked out in capes and tights, reliant on computer effects to show off their powers. But, like Batman after taking the   More
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 AP KRYZA

Transcendence

There’s a ghost in the machine.


Movie Reviews & Stories
On the surface, techno thrillers seem like a slam dunk: As technology evolves, so do the potential plot devices for effects-heavy films that pit man against the very stuff designed to benefit hu   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: High and Mighty

The incredibly stupid Heavy Metal is essential 4/20 viewing.


Movie Reviews & Stories
When the hell did stoner movies get so damn complicated? The best of the recent crop of “let’s get high” films, the Seth Rogen-James Franco opuses Pineapple Express and This Is the End, ar   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: The Zombie Emocalypse

Dead Alive offers a blood-soaked cure to the undead blues.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Author’s Note: For the past three weeks, I have embarked on a vision quest that had nothing to do with the film Vision Quest. After eating the blue cactus, I was led by a well-coiffed puppy into a   More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 AP KRYZA

Bar Guide 2014: Dig a Pony


Bar Guide
Dig a Pony736 SE Grand Ave., 971-279-4409, digaponyportland.com. 4 pm-2 am daily.Giving Rontoms a run for its money as the neighborhood’s go-to spot for good-looking dudes in designer skinny jeans v   More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 AP KRYZA

Bar Guide 2014: The Goodfoot


Bar Guide
The Goodfoot2845 SE Stark, 239-9292, thegoodfoot.com, 5 pm-2:30 am dailyThe Goodfoot is a kitchen-sink kind of bar in all the best ways possible. Upstairs, it’s a chill neighborhood pub, where curat   More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 AP KRYZA

Bar Guide 2014: The High Dive


Bar Guide
The High Dive1406 SE 12th Ave., 384-2285, 4 pm-2:30 am daily. The word “dive” is a little misleading in this dimly lit little box of a bar. The psychedelic, movie-inspired art is far too classy, t   More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 AP KRYZA

Bar Guide 2014: Slow Bar


Bar Guide
Slow Bar533 SE Grand Ave., 230-7767, slowbar.net. 11:30-2:30 am daily.With its exposed bricks and minimalist setup, Slow Bar might be mistaken for a quiet locals spot on New York’s Lower East Side   More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 AP KRYZA

Bar Guide 2014: Hale Pele


Bar Guide
Hale Pele2733 NE Broadway, 662-8454, halepele.com. 5 pm-midnight Tuesday-Sunday.Most tiki joints follow Trader Vic’s in aesthetic only, with watered-down Kool-Aid cocktails, a couple coconuts and a    More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 AP KRYZA
 

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