Archive for July 2010

Upon Further Review - Inception

Upon Further Review - Inception
by Steven Leventhal One of the special effects scenes from “Inception” that did not involve CGI My colleague David Schuster reviewed this movie a few days ago.  One of his main comments was, “when plots and concepts are so off the wall I tend to get bored and that’s exactly what happened with “Inception” as... Read more »

Videos of the Day

I haven’t run this feature in a while.  Today’s theme is “That’s Entertainment” or Show Biz First is Paul Weller of the Jam with Noel Gallagher of Oasis doing “That’s Entertainment” Another lesser known favorite is “The Entertainer” by Billy Joel from Streetlife Serenade. It takes a pretty caustic view of life in the music... Read more »

Book Report - "House of Suns" by Alistair Reynolds

Book Report - "House of Suns" by Alistair Reynolds
Star Trek – The Original Series traveled at warp speeds in all improbability. I just finished a fairly new sci-fi book.  When I think back to the older science fiction I read by some of the greatest names in the genre, it’s amazing to think about how the written perception of the future has evolved... Read more »
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Angelina Jolie in "Salt" - A Review

Angelina Jolie in "Salt" - A Review
by David Schuster Got up early Sunday morning and went to see “Salt”. It had been so long since I actually saw anything that I really liked a lot and thought this would be it. After all most of the critics were giving it three and four stars and Angelina Jolie was starring in it... Read more »

Review - Inception

Review - Inception
by David Schuster DiCaprio in “Inception” I know I’ll be in the vast minority with the following opinions but that’s the beauty of movies. Not everyone agrees. If you didn’t like the trilogy of Matrix flicks then you probably won’t like “Inception” so that pretty much tells you where I’m going. The “Matrix” movies just didn’t do... Read more »

Review - The Girl who Played with Fire

Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth Salander by Steven LeventhalLast night I got to finally see part two of the “Dragon Tattoo” series of movies based on the very popular books of the same name by Stieg Larsson, although they are collectively called the “Millennium” series. Noomi Rapace and Michael Nyquist reprise their roles as Lisbeth Salander... Read more »
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Pitchfork Music Festival - Blistering and Pulsating

Pitchfork Music Festival - Blistering and Pulsating
Yesterday I went with my friend Eric to go to the Pitchfork Festival.  He contacted me late Thursday with an offer I couldn’t refuse – a free ticket and a ride to the event which was taking place at Union Park, just west of downtown Chicago.  The free ride turned out to be most useful,... Read more »

This is Your Brain on Golf

This is Your Brain on Golf
by Steven Leventhal The always colourful John Daly I’ve been watching the British Open (or as they refer to it across the big pond – The Open) for the past two days.  As usual, DirecTV has great coverage with four choices – the ESPN feed, Holes 1 & 18, Hole # 17, and the International... Read more »

Review - Eclipse

Review - Eclipse
by Steven Leventhal Kristen Stewart as Bella in the “Twilight” series So, if you had to get dragged to a chick flick this summer, I’ve finally got one for you. I went  to see “Eclipse” in full blown, super-sized iMax.  Holy Cow, those wolves look pretty ferocious at that size.  Anyways, if you don’t know... Read more »
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My Baseball and Television All-Stars

My Baseball and Television All-Stars
by Steven Leventhal All-everything Albert Pujols Since the MLB All-Star game takes place tomorrow and the Emmy nominations were announced a few days ago, it gave me the idea to create my own All-Star team from the world of television.  First, here’s my ballot for the baseball contest: My AL Ballot:  1B Paul Konerko, 2B ... Read more »
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