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Just the Twos and Us

Will Smith sequels more necessary than Men in Black III.

Movie Reviews & Stories
Something is terribly wrong with the world when we’re getting a third Men in Black movie and still don’t know what happened after...   More
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER, AP KRYZA

Brew Views: Point Break

Put down the cellphone, squid brain.

Brew Views
“If you want the ultimate, you have to pay the ultimate price.” It’s one of the many pearls of wisdom Patrick Swayze’s Zen-surfing/bankrobbing/skydiving/beach-footballing villain Bodhi s   More
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 AP KRYZA

Juan of the Dead

The Cuban zombie crisis.

Movie Reviews & Stories
No wonder they lumber and moan. Zombies are the hardest-working ghouls in cinema, walking hunks of rotting flesh forced, like shambling Atlases, to shoulder metaphors both fascinating and overwr   More
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 AP KRYZA

Scott Pemberton: Friday, March 16

A near-death experience led to Scott Pemberton’s rock rebirth.

Music Stories
[FUNKY BAR ROCK] In one alternate universe, Scott Pemberton is dead. In another, he’s a vegetable, with his wife keeping careful vigil, looking for a sign of life in his steely blue eyes.     More
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 AP KRYZA

Driven: The Films of Nicolas Winding Refn

Goddamn: The Pusher!

Movie Reviews & Stories
Nicolas Winding Refn populates his world with scum: The neon-drenched, narrow corridors of his best-known works, Drive and Bronson, seethe with junkies, pushers, pimps, killers, convicts and sociopa   More
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 AP KRYZA

Shakespeare’s R&J (Bag&Baggage)

Four schoolboys, each alike in puberty.

There is an inherent obstacle in producing Romeo and Juliet. It’s not the language, which translates beautifully. It’s not the characters, who remain strong even in the most Luhrmannesque ad   More
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 AP KRYZA

Oh, The Places We’ve Been!

Mapping the terrain of a land called PIFF.

Movie Reviews & Stories
No festival is an island. They’re regional importers, which is why the Portland International Film Festival shares so many titles with its sisters in Seattle, San Francisco and the Film Society    More

Brew Views: Battle Royale

Hungry eyes.

Brew Views
Next month’s The Hunger Games surely won’t open with Jennifer Lawrence’s head exploding, what with its Twihard demographic. But Suzanne Collins’ series owes a tremendous debt to Kinji Fu   More
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 AP KRYZA

Primer: Dr. Dog

Music Stories
Formed: In Philadelphia, 1999.  Sounds like: Listening to a hardcore pop-history geek’s iPod on random after smoking a blunt. For fans of: My Morning Jacket’s more psychedelic side, Langh   More
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 AP KRYZA

Cash Crop

Oregonians seek fun and fortune in the marijuana fields of Mendocino County.

News Stories
Big Head Buck’s story is a familiar one in this economy: A 27-year-old special-education teacher for Portland Public Schools, Buck—who declined to give his real name and provided his own alias   More
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 AP KRYZA

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