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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

The Real Muppets Most Wanted

A rogues’ gallery of Muppet slavers, murderers and child abusers.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The Muppets may be paragons of all that is sweet and innocent, but there’s also something sinister lurking under the surface. The Swedish Chef seeks to behead creatures that other Muppets call   More
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Come Out To Play

The Warriors imagines street gangs as a rainbow United Nations.


Movie Reviews & Stories
If The Warriors were remade today (please don’t let Michael Bay read this), it’s very likely it would become a “gritty” look at gang life in America, punctuated by ham-fisted commentary    More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Comedy’s Greatest Glue

Harold Ramis will live forever in our zingers.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Harold Ramis was always the straight man. He was the voice of reason, the man who offered brief bits of levity in insane situations. But Ramis, who died late last month, was much more than the q   More
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 AP KRYZA

Takes on a Plane: Non-Stop Reviewed

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Non-Stop screened after WW press deadlines, presumably because Liam Neeson was too busy having slugfests in airplane lavatories.Critic's Grade: BIt's been about six years since Liam Neeson stopped campaigning for golden statues of bald men and started slugging bald foreign men with gold teeth, and Non-Stop marks the eighth film in which the classical actor tur...   More
 
Friday, February 28, 2014 by AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: The Wild-Eyed Piper

Carrie’s Piper Laurie emerges from your nightmares.


Movie Reviews & Stories
There were a thousand things wrong with the 2013 remake of Carrie. It took Stephen King’s story of a bullied teen pushed into a killing spree and reimagined it as what director Kimberly Peirce c   More
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Way Back To the Future

The enduring legacy of Alphaville.


Movie Reviews & Stories
When Harrison Ford donned a trench coat and grumbled in voice-over as he chased replicants through the rainy alleys of a futuristic dystopia, audiences heralded   More
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Crazy in Love

The romantic lunacy of Wild at Heart.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Love makes people crazy. Just ask Beyoncé. Yet few films capture the complete insanity that occurs the instant that attraction becomes infatuation and then utter, unrelenting, batshit adoration   More
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Hair of the Dogstar

How Keanu Reeves’ hair predicts the future of his onscreen libido.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Keanu Reeves has spent three decades starring in some of the era’s most iconic movies without being remotely good at acting. The dude seems to have a sixth sense for choosing roles that change   More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 AP KRYZA

The Monuments Men

Preserve and protect.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The story of The Monuments Men is inspiring. During World War II, a squadron of older art scholars was dispatched to Europe in an effort to protect art and other precious cultural artifacts from   More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 AP KRYZA
 

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