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What if Rosemary's baby had to compete for parental attention with the kid from The Omen? George Ratliff's thriller Joshua manages to build on this unoriginal premise with its smart drama of family di ...   More
Wednesday, July 18, 2007 ALISTAIR ROCKOFF

Soundtrack of the Day: The Simpsons Movie

Sadly, our copy of The Simpsons Movie soundtrack did not come in the charming child- choking hazard pictured here. However, it does bear the words, "Baked by Hans Zimmer," perhaps the most accurate description of the Zimmer approach to composition. His version of Danny Elfman's beloved theme barely qualifies as a reheat, much like the rest of the score, which is indistinguishable from any g...   More
Tuesday, July 17, 2007 by ALISTAIR ROCKOFF

Trailer of the Day: Talk to Me

Questions: How could anything with Don Cheadle and Chiwetel Ejiofor not be great? Where can I get the soundtrack?

Talk to Me is rated R and opens today in "limited release." It will hopefully open in Portland on July 27.


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Friday, July 13, 2007 by ALISTAIR ROCKOFF

Trailer of the Day: Daddy Day Camp

Questions: Was the white guy cast because he looks sort of like John Goodman's cousin or something? Also, why God, why?

Daddy Day Camp is rated oh who am I kidding you're not going to watch this.


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Thursday, July 12, 2007 by ALISTAIR ROCKOFF

Trailer of the Day: Untitled Film from the Creator of Lost

Questions: What?

Nobody knows anything, but it might be safe to assume that it will be released on January 18, 2008.
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Wednesday, July 11, 2007 by ALISTAIR ROCKOFF

Trailer of the Day: The Brave One

Questions: Is this a milestone for the child star of Taxi Driver, now that she's the one going on a righteous killing spree? Have we found our generation's "You talkin' to me?" in Jodie Foster's immortal words, "I want my dog back"?


The Brave One is rated R and opens Sept. 13....   More
Tuesday, July 10, 2007 by ALISTAIR ROCKOFF

Trailer of the Day: Interview

Questions: Steve Buscemi directs? Can this guy get any cooler? Why is there no mention of this film's intriguing origins as a planned American remake by the slain Theo van Gogh of his own Dutch film? Will Buscemi's reporter character offer ...   More
Monday, July 9, 2007 by ALISTAIR ROCKOFF

Trailer of the Week: Captivity

Questions: This is entertainment? Really? Which way to the nearest fundamentalist church?

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Captivity opens July 13, and has been rated R, after being significantly toned down. Coming later this summer from the same studio: Wristcutters: A Love Story. Really....   More
Friday, June 29, 2007 by ALISTAIR ROCKOFF

Whedonomics and Dark Horse Comics

On Sunday night the bidding starts at $25,000 on eBay for lunch with Warren "All You Can Eat" Buffett, the proceeds going, as usual, to help San Francisco poor and homeless. But why not wait a day for the next entry in the charity auction gauntlet, and dine instead with Joss "All You Can Write For Television" Whedon? Last weekend Portland came down with Whedonitis, with Cinema 21 hosting ...   More
Thursday, June 28, 2007 by ALISTAIR ROCKOFF

Attn: Bastard Art Thief

In a message forwarded to WW, Moshi Moshi art gallery writes:

"Greetings. Our friends APAK had some art ripped off. Bastard art thief. See below for details. If you see it, drop them a line.

According to the e-mail, this 5 x 7 inch wooden slab of candy-colored whimsy by local illustrator couple APAK (a.k.a. Aaron and Ayumi Piland) disappeared ...   More
Tuesday, June 26, 2007 by ALISTAIR ROCKOFF
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