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We're Not Gonna Remember Most of Your Names: Fame Reviewed


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Fame was screened for critics after Wednesday's newspaper went to press. Since I spent the majority of my childhood in tights and spandex (for dance class, don't get any weird ideas), Screen Editor Aaron Mesh volunteered me to review it. Fame When it came time for a remake of Alan Parker's 1980 drama about kids striving at a New York performing arts high school, the crew behind the new Fame ...   More
 
Monday, September 28, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

Boozy Mistake: Here's the Correct Date for Beer and Movie Fest's Final Film


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A contribution in today's WW by BAM: Beer and Movie Fest co-curator Jacques Boyreau makes a case for seeing the festival's closing film, a 1983 male-stripper odyssey called A Night in Heaven. What the article doesn't do—thanks to an error by WW screen editor and BAM co-curator Aaron Mesh—is give the correct date. The screening actually takes place at 10 pm Thursday, Feb. 25. It was ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 AARON MESH

Possibly the Worst Thing I Have Ever Seen: Cop Out Reviewed


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Kevin Smith's ostensible comedy wasn't screened for critics by WW press deadlines, but here's a review in time to keep you from paying to see it: Cop Out Sure, I heard that Kevin Smith was kicked off a plane this month for being too obese to fit in his seat, but it wasn't until I saw Cop Out that I knew he had given up. From its opening scene, Smith's new fiasco reeks with desperation ...   More
 
Thursday, February 25, 2010 AARON MESH

SNL's Kristen Wiig to Option PDXer Monica Drake's Clown Girl


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Holy crap! Word is that Kristen Wiig, the hilarious and determinedly irritating Saturday Night Live mainstay, has optioned Portlander Monica Drake's rollicking girl with the rubber chicken "memoir" Clown Girl. WW actually gave locals a sneak peek at the book, which is set, in part, at a drunk n' dirty circus manor similar to Northeast Alberta's infamous Clown House, back in 2007. We published the ...   More
 
Thursday, May 6, 2010 KELLY CLARKE

Roseway Theater Owner to Take Over Seattle's Cinerama


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Greg Wood, owner of Portland's terrific Roseway Theater (which we named "Best Dork Palace" in our 2009 Best of Portland issue) announced yesterday that he will take over operations of Seattle's 808-seat Cinerama Theatre, pictured below. The Cinerama, which is owned by billionaire Portland Trail Blazers honcho Paul Allen, was opened in 1963 to showcase the reportedly impressive but short-lived Cinerama ...   More
 
Thursday, August 5, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE

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THOU SHALT LOVE THY LEGISLATURE AND KEEP IT HOLY


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Money TalksUnpopular budget cuts to two state departments are being avoided through a bizarre new technique: talking. The innovation was prompted by a House Ways and Means subcommittee, which ...   More
 
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