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Brew Views: Wreck-It Ralph

Level up.


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In Rich Moore’s entertaining Wreck-It Ralph, John C. Reilly voices the title character, a villain in an 8-bit arcade game. Ralph isn’t a villain; he’s just gets tossed in the mud every day    More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 JOHN LOCANTHI

Tom Cruise Wears Elevator Shoes: Jack Reacher Reviewed

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Tom Cruise is 5'6". Jack Reacher is 6'5". Does Cruise pull it off? Our critic isn't quite so sure.
Critic's Grade: B-
In the opening of this impeccably timed Tom Cruise vehicle, a sniper in Pittsburgh guns down five apparently random people, including a woman babysitting a young girl. Detective Emerson (David Oyelowo) finds a wealth of evidence at the crime scene to convict a f...   More
 
Friday, December 21, 2012 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Chip Kelly’s Secret Offense

Why boosters are annoyed by the most successful football coach in Oregon’s history.


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When the Oregon Ducks plucked a little-known offensive coordinator named Chip Kelly out of the University of New Hampshire in   More
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 JOHN LOCANTHI

Youth Soccer is a MILF Goldmine: Playing for Keeps Reviewed

Gerard Butler stops being a shitty father and bangs hot soccer moms.

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Maybe Playing for Keeps screened after WW press deadlines. Or maybe our critic was just too busy prowling for granola bars, orange slices and middle-aged babes at the nearest kids' soccer game. 
Critic's Grade: C-  
Divorce can be hard on a young child. You only get to see your parents at separate times. There’s that lingering awkwardness whene...   More
 
Thursday, December 6, 2012 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Gift Guide 2012: The White-Collar Hipster


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Some people call your friend a yupster. Others, simply a douchebag. But it’s only because they’ve accomplished what others could not: hold down a white-collar job while still being cool. IMAGE:   More
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 JOHN LOCANTHI

Almost Live: Oregon vs Oregon State

Ducks aim to lick, pound, [insert sexual verb] Beavers in the Civil War

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The attitude throughout the Oregon community has been muted over the past week. The braggadocio that once defined the fanbase has given way stunned, mildly appalled melancholy. But as fun as it was wallowing in self-pity after the Cardinal’s upset last Saturday, the time has come to move on. We’ve a war to prepare for. 
There are plenty easterners, Southrons, and history books that wi...   More
 
Saturday, November 24, 2012 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Almost Live: Stanford vs Oregon

Perennial also-ran takes on perennial champion for the Pac-12 North title

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Stanford has a wonderful football program. It holds its student-athletes to the same rigorous academic standards as its less athletic students. The Cardinal plays fundamentally sound, physical football. It consistently beats teams not named Oregon. Even in a season when other Pac-12 teams engage in a boorish competition to see which team can embarrass itself the most, Stanford is rock solid—min...   More
 
Saturday, November 17, 2012 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Almost Live: Oregon vs California

Struggling Golden Bears attempt to beat the spread against undefeated Oregon

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You are looking live a California Memorial Stadium as the 9-0 Oregon Ducks bring their high-powered offense to face the struggling Golden Bears of California. If that sounds familiar, there’s a reason: This is the exact same script as 2010. Those Ducks limped out of the stadium that day with a 15-13 win, the second-lowest point total of the Chip Kelly era. Oregon would go on to play for the nati...   More
 
Saturday, November 10, 2012 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Almost Live: Oregon at USC

Preseason National Champion hosts actual championship contender

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The field goal attempt missed the uprights and the final bell sounded: USC 38, Oregon 35. That game in November last year was one for the ages. USC snapped the nation's longest home-winning streak by being the first visiting team in 22 tries to leave Autzen Stadium with a victory. That game quashed any chance of a rematch with LSU in the national championship game that Oregon players had been chir...   More
 
Saturday, November 3, 2012 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Almost Live: Oregon at Arizona State

Arizona State hopes to avoid becoming roadkill

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Oregon faces its toughest test yet in the 24th-ranked Arizona State Sun Devils. They are not ranked in the AP Poll or the BCS rankings, but they are a top 25 team in the most technical sense of the phrase. Can they pull off the upset or will they repeat the previous toughest tests Oregon has faced this season? Arizona creeped their way into the top 25 just in time leave Autzen Stadium limping and ...   More
 
Thursday, October 18, 2012 by JOHN LOCANTHI
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