Culture/Arts

Reviews of "Jennifer's Body," "The Informant," and "The Baader-Meinhoff Complex."

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Jennifer’s Body
Director: Karyn Kusama
With: Amanda Seyfried, Megan Fox, Johnny Simmons, J.K. Simmons

Megan Fox (Jennifer) tells us she wants to be taken seriously.  So far, she has been scantily-clad eye candy in the Transformer movies.  So, she hitched her wagon to screenwriter Diablo Cody.
Cody is on the Young Hollywood A-List.  She has an Oscar for Juno, a column in Entertainment Weekly, tattoos and way-cool BFFs.
As much as I liked Juno, I felt that the script was a little too smart for its own good.  Was Juno, a high school girl, really that witty and self-aware?  I guess it could happen...

Interview with the Curators of Time Based Arts 2009

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Art Focus
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Tue, 09/01/2009

Two days before the big opening reception for Time Based Arts Festival 2009, the "big three" curators of TBA joined guest host of Art Focus, Sean Ongley, for a special program discussing the event. Erin Boberg and Kristan Kennedy were live in the studio, while guest artistic director Cathy Edwards joined us from New Haven by telephone. Special guest and TBA '08 performer, Mike Daisey also joined us by phone.

29:33 minutes (27.06 MB)

Movie Talk: Links of Interest – a movie review of ANTICHRIST

 Here is a link to my review of Lars von Trier's new, controversial film, Antichrist, which opens at the Cinema 21 on October 30th, and which, depending on which version is show, may not be advertised in the Oregonian. The review appears at Kevin Smith's website, QuickStopEntertainment

"The Body Knows" Tom Park interviews Caroline Sutherland

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Pathways
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Sun, 08/17/2008

 

27:12 minutes (24.9 MB)

Sacred Wounds: Tom Park interviews Jan Goldstein

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Pathways
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Sun, 03/09/2003

 

27:07 minutes (24.82 MB)

Awakening: Tom Park interviews Cynthia Slon

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Pathways
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Sun, 02/10/2008

 

26:44 minutes (24.48 MB)

Undoing the Ego: Tom Park interviews Nouk Sanchez and Tomas Vieira

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Pathways
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Sun, 09/21/2008

 

28:24 minutes (26 MB)

Movie Talk: Links of Interest – a book review of EVIL AT HEART by Portland writer Chelsea Cain

 Here is my review of Portland writer Chelsea Cain's latest thriller Evil at Heart. Her books have been sold to the movies, so we hope to see their adaptation to the screen some day. The review is at the Vancouver Voice, but also at my blog, where it enjoys italics, links, and pictures. 

Stage and Studio on 09/12/09

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Stage and Studio
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Sat, 09/12/2009 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Portland Taiko & Theatre Vertigo

Dmae Roberts talks to Portland Taiko about their 15th anniversary upcoming concerts with Teres Enrico, Michelle Fujii and the returning  Ann Ishimaru, a past co-artistic directors. And in the latter part of the show, we find out about Theatre Vertigo's new production of The Ruby Sunrise.

Review of "Whiteout" opening wide today (9/11/09)

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Whiteout
Director: Dominic Sena
With: Kate Beckinsale, Tom Skerrit, Gabriel Macht, Alex O’Loughlin, Columbus Short

I am an acquaintance of Greg Rucka, a Portland writer whom I have interviewed a few times for KBOO on his fine work as a thriller writer.  He is also well-known for his graphic novels, from which this bad movie is adapted.  I hope he got paid a lot for this, because they ruined it.
Okay, I never read the books from which this came, but I can’t imagine Greg writing anything this bad.

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