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DVD Reviews

The Client List, The Good Witch's Garden

Posted // April 21,2014  - New DVD/VOD Tuesday, April 22 In the second and final season of The Client List, small-town rub & tug artist Riley (Jenn ...

DVD Reviews

Better Living Through Chemistry, Date & Switch

Posted // April 14,2014  - New DVD/VOD Tuesday, April 15 Better Living Through Chemistry A dull pharmacist (Sam Rockwell) is drawn into an affair o ...

DVD Reviews

Nurse, 513 Degrees

Posted // April 7,2014  - New DVD/VOD Tuesday, April 8 By day, nurse Abby (Paz de la Huerta) attends to patients at All Saints Memorial Hospital; ...

DVD Reviews

Anchorman 2, The Bag Man

Posted // March 31,2014  - New DVD/VOD Tuesday, April 1 Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) and the news team move into the ‘80s and 24-hour cable n ...

DVD Reviews

Wolf of Wall Street, Veep

Posted // March 24,2014  - New DVD/VOD Tuesday, March 25 A stockbroker (Leonardo DiCaprio) rises to power on 1990s Wall Street in Martin Scorsese&r ...

DVD Reviews

American Hustle, Frozen

Posted // March 17,2014  - New DVD/VOD Tuesday, March 18 A con man (Christian Bale) and his faux-British partner (Amy Adams) work with an FBI agent ...

DVD Reviews

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Rogue

Posted // March 10,2014  - New DVD/VOD Tuesday, March 11 Victors Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) spark rebellion in the Dis ...

DVD Reviews

The Venture Bros., Oldboy

Posted // March 3,2014  - New DVD/VOD Tuesday, March 4 The fifth season of The Greatest Animated Series of All Time consists of only eight episod ...

DVD Reviews

Thor: The Dark World, Gravity

Posted // February 24,2014  - New DVD/VOD Tuesday, Feb. 25 The Marvel sequel that made more than $200 million—almost enough to cover the cost o ...

DVD Reviews

Afternoon Delight, Game of Thrones

Posted // February 17,2014  - New DVD/VOD Tuesday, Feb. 18 Afternoon DelightA bored Silver Lake housewife (Kathryn Hahn) hires a homeless stripper (J ...

Film Festival

Sundance 2014: What's New & How To Sundance

Posted // January 16,2014  - If it's your first Sundance or your 30th, make sure you've got these basics down Over the years at the Sundance Film Festival, many things have stayed the same—the t ...

Film Festival

Sundance 2014: The Deciders

Posted // January 16,2014  - How 17 screeners whittle down more than 12,000 films into those that make the fest How many movies do you think you watched in 2013? Dozens? More than 100? No matter how muc ...

Film Festival

Sundance 2014: By the Book

Posted // January 16,2014  - The source material of some of this year's literary adaptations More than most film festivals, Sundance is built on discoveries of the brand-new: rookie f ...

Film Festival

Slamdance 2014

Posted // January 16,2014  - After two decades, Slamdance is experienced in turning failure into fortune When the story gets told about how four filmmakers got rejected from Sundance and out of s ...

Film Festival

Sundance 2014: Failing Up

Posted // January 16,2014  - Notable film gambles & goofs With 2014 marking the 30th anniversary of the Sundance Institute taking over operations of ...

Film Festival

Austenland

Posted // January 22,2013  - Locally developed rom-com hits Sundance During the Q&A following the Sundance Film Festival premiere of Austenland, Salt Lake City ...

Film Festival

Sundance 2011 Wrap-Up

Posted // January 28,2011  - The optimism during the opening of Sundance 2011 matched the weather. There was something in the air in Park City as the 2011 Sundance Film Festival rolled thro ...

Film Festival

Latest Sundance Film Reviews

Posted // January 24,2011  -   The latest reviews of films now playing at the Sundance Film Festival from City Weekly fil ...

Film Festival

Sundance Showdowns

Posted // January 19,2011  - How to pick a winning movie when you have to make a choice. The Sundance Film Festival—running Jan. 20-30 this year in Park City and other Utah ...

Film Festival

The Sundance Film Festival’s Sloan Foundation prize

Posted // January 18,2011  - The Science of Cinema: The Sundance Film Festival’s Sloan Foundation prize captures the link between movies and technology. The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation—a nonprofit organization devoted to scientific advanc ...

Film Reviews

Under the Skin

Posted // April 18,2014  - Under the Skin casts the hypnotic spell of experiencing the world for the first time Among the first discernible sounds in Under the Skin—director Jonathan Glazer&rsquo ...

Film Reviews

Nymphomaniac Vol. 2

Posted // April 18,2014  - Coitus continuous and a frustrating climax When we left Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac, we’d been stopped cold in the midd ...

Film Reviews

Draft Day

Posted // April 11,2014  - Kevin Costner is back in a milieu that showcases him best Journey back with me, if you will, some 20-25 years to the prime of Kevin Costner’s ...

Film Reviews

The Raid 2

Posted // April 11,2014  - Violence is golden I don’t care that The Raid 2 runs 2 1/2 hours. I don’t care that it’s sp ...

Film Reviews

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Posted // April 4,2014  - Captain America’s character is more super than the comic-book action Full disclosure: Where Marvel Comics super-hero movies are concerned, I have a terrible re ...

Film Reviews

Nymphomaniac Vol. 1

Posted // April 4,2014  - An intriguing first half of a movie There’s a wee problem with the idea of reviewing Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac ...

Film Reviews

Bad Words

Posted // March 28,2014  - Jason Bateman's inexcusable protagonist sours the humor of Bad Words Guy Trilby (Jason Bateman)—the protagonist of Bad Words, in the loosest possible sen ...

Film Reviews

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Posted // March 21,2014  - The Grand Budapest Hotel may not be Wes Anderson at his deepest As fascinating—and maddening—as it can be watching the arguments that emerge b ...

Film Reviews

Muppets Most Wanted

Posted // March 21,2014  - Sequel is an enjoyable charmer “We’re doing a sequel,” sing the Muppets in the opening number of Muppet ...

Film Reviews

Need for Speed

Posted // March 14,2014  - Does Aaron Paul have what it takes for alpha-male action? It takes a sizeable sack of balls for a car-chase movie like Need for Speed to feature an ...

True TV

Orphan Black, Community

Posted // April 17,2014  - Plus: Salem, The Boondocks, True Tori Season Premiere: The Only TV Column That Matters™ inadvertently overlooked the 2013 ...

True TV

Mad Men, Fargo

Posted // April 10,2014  - Plus: Nurse Jackie, Californication, Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters Season Premiere: The seventh and final season of Mad Men, the series that made AMC legit y ...

True TV

Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, Veep

Posted // April 3,2014  - Plus: Granite Flats, Academy of Country Music Awards Season Premiere: “Two Swords” is as lighthearted and humorous as Game of Thron ...

True TV

Surviving Jack, Mr. Selfridge

Posted // March 27,2014  - Plus: The Walking Dead, How I Met Your Mother Series Debut: Fox has so many great comedies right now they can cancel ‘em at will ( ...

True TV

From Dusk Till Dawn, Review

Posted // March 20,2014  - Plus: Da Vinci's Demons, My Five Wives Prior to the premiere of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series last week, Robert Rodriguez&rsquo ...

True TV

Crisis, Doll & Em

Posted // March 13,2014  - Plus: The Grim Sleeper, The 100 Series Debut: The kids of Washington D.C.’s elite politicos, CEOs, diplomats and eve ...

True TV

Sirens, Saint George, Resurrection

Posted // March 6,2014  - Plus: Believe, Chrisley Knows Best Series Debut: The network is touting Sirens—based on a British series of the same na ...

True TV

Portlandia, Bates Motel

Posted // February 27,2014  - Plus: Vikings, Hollywood Game Night, Hannibal Season Premiere: The biggest changes for Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein’s Portla ...

True TV

The Americans, Nashville Wives

Posted // February 20,2014  - Plus: Game of Arms, About a Boy, Mind Games Season Premiere: The cultural touchstone in 2013’s debut episode of The Americans wa ...

True TV

House of Cards, Star-Crossed

Posted // February 13,2014  - Plus: The Good Mistress, Tubbin' With Tash Season Premiere: Falling between Arrested Development (“It’s back! But &hellip ...

Video Games

Rockstar Games: L.A. Noire

Posted // April 20,2011  - Rockstar Games reaches for a new sophistication in cerebral gaming. As a frequent player and fan of titles from Rockstar Games, I’ve pretty much kicked, ...

Video Games

Video Game Bits

Posted // February 28,2011  - Random nuggets of headlines from the gaming world. The new DC Universe massive multi-player game didn’t arrive in time for my deadline ...

Video Games

Tea Party Games

Posted // December 6,2010  - The shift to the right could mean a shift in rights for gamers. As I sat watching CNN’s election map turn redder by the minute on election night, my ...

Video Games

Addicted to Video Games

Posted // September 29,2010  - What do video game makers owe you for using their product? Finally, after years of labor, I won’t need to work ever again, and I’ll be fi ...

Video Games

Video Game Summer

Posted // July 21,2010  - How I Spent My Summer Game-cation: Tips for beating the summer video-game doldrums. Summertime may be great for those who enjoy swimming, baseball, picnics, fireworks and goi ...

Video Games

Boy Scout Video Game Merit Badge

Posted // June 9,2010  - Wii Prepared: Joystick prowess rewarded by youth organization. Playing video games is no longer a waste of time. It’s apparently a thrifty, brave a ...

Video Games

Nintendo's Competition

Posted // March 10,2010  - Yes, Wii Can: Can Nintendo fight off the new generation of motion-sensing systems? When you hear the cliché about imitation being the sincerest form of flattery, it's ...

Video Games

Video Game Industry Is Not Recession-Proof

Posted // February 3,2010  - Slumping sales could be good news for hardcore players. Companies like Electronic Arts, UBIsoft and Game Stop had such lousy 2009s that they&rsquo ...

Video Games

Video Games for Christmas

Posted // December 2,2009  - Reindeer Games: A look at what’s ahead to fill a video-gamer’s holiday stocking. If you’re a video gamer who still has a job, a home and money to spend on games, the ...

Video Games

Guitar Hero 5

Posted // September 16,2009  - This version finds Nirvana’s revered frontman singing— shudder—Bush. But as you make your way through the platter of nirvana, you see it sitting there, streami ...

 
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