Don’t get me wrong, it’s a wonderful service, but there is a price to be paid for all of that environmentally friendly convenience.
Anyone who’s spent rush hour literally bonding with their fellow passengers knows what I’m talking about. The lack of personal space on a train can be unnerving to say the least.
Are you constantly rushing through your morning routine? Do you find yourself having to choose between oral hygiene and coffee? Are your teeth paying the price?
Well, assuming you answer yes to any of those statements (although let’s face it, I’m going to continue whether you said yes or not), have I got some good news for you. Read the rest of this entry
It’s about halfway through (more or less) Baz Luhrmann’s latest incarnation of “The Great Gatsby” that our narrator, Nick (Tobey Maguire), remarks on Gatsby’s, “extraordinary gift for hope.”
Apart from being a line that many of us probably vaguely recall being highlighted by our high school literature teacher (and occurs much earlier in the book), it is also, to be concise, what makes this film soar.
It is hope, extraordinary in nature, that carries this film. Not only that of Gatsby (Leonard DiCaprio), but of the entire production.
While the likes of Daisy (Carey Mulligan), her philandering husband Tom (Joel Edgerton), and his colorful mistress Myrtle (Isla Fisher) are every bit as careless as Nick describes them, it is hope that draws them together. It is carelessness that destroys them.
Of course, Gatsby, the most careful and most hopeful of them all, is the one that must pay the ultimate price. (I’d say spoiler alert, but you really should have read the book first).
It’s a beautiful, simple story told beautifully, but not simply. The visual complexity of this film is at times overwhelming, but in the absolute best way possible, and in 3D (at its best). Read the rest of this entry
Chuck E Cheese is one of those childhood memories that is either surrounded by warm, fuzzy or traumatizing moments. There is no in-between and it really comes down to which end of the masked character spectrum you tend towards.
But whether you smile at the thought or break into a cold sweat, odds are you went there as a child. Little did you know you were participating in illegal activities.
Recent legislation meant to combat Internet Cafe gambling (apparently it’s a thing), has brought to light the sinister nature of some Chuck E Cheese entertainment. The new legislation could technically define some of their games as illegal under-age gambling. Read the rest of this entry
Well, now that the television death sentences have been handed out (RIP SMASH…your time has come), it’s time to look ahead to the new. Over the past few days the major networks have been announcing their fall lineups.
For FOX that announcement included a special 12 episode return this summer of their hit show “24.”
Now, I haven’t actually watched the show, but I do know that basic premise is that one season of the hour-long drama was 24 episodes, thus making it a real-time chronicle of a single day. Read the rest of this entry