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Pickup soccer is born of a love for the game. In a way, it is a forum for self-expression - an addictive, joyful, occasionally painful, and almost always fun and surprisingly competitive place. It's a web of interwoven and evolving philosophies of self, constituting style set within a commonly-accepted framework of a substance defined by attacking and defending. It's not bland functionality of ... Continue Reading

Posted: July 28th, 2010

With the remake in theaters, it’s only fair to take a look at one of the most ridiculous and best movies of the 1980s. Clash of the Titans was released in 1981 and contains fantastic stop-motion effects. The plot is simple, tried, and true: boy (Perseus) sees girl (Andromeda), wants girl, but first must overcome many mythological obstacles (Kraken, Medusa, giant scorpions created from the blood of ... Continue Reading

Posted: March 25th, 2010

Tim Burton's latest, Alice in Wonderland, for all intents and purposes appears to be an exercise in turning on Ann Everton's Binch mode. Watch Hausu instead--Disney doesn't need your money, and Hausu ruled and is way trippier than Alice in Wonderland. But for the sake of gentleness, I'll try to flip it around and say something positive: all them actors had fun acting in this. Bonham Carter did ... Continue Reading

Posted: March 12th, 2010

Crispin Glover seems to have this love of old-fashioned difficulty in his aesthetic and behavior--I'm thinking back to a time when I knew a keen frustration as a child without cable television, asked if I'd seen the video to Thriller or something like that. . . or no, I'm thinking back even further to a time before my life when my friendships held strong by email would have been maintained solely ... Continue Reading

Posted: November 28th, 2009

The thought of Quentin Tarantino wriggling with delight is enough to get young Ann Everton to watch a movie--and it was under these conditions that I came to see the great film Roadgames, which is an Australian movie from 1981 starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Stacy Keach. The film is directed by a man called Richard Franklin, who is a complete fiend for Alfred Hitchcock movies and went to college wi ... Continue Reading

Posted: July 10th, 2009

I went to Watchmen yesterday afternoon because financially I was in the pink and I knew I wanted to hate on this movie--is that a bad thing? I read the comic book Watchmen last Thanksgiving--it's on point as hell--so I had done my homework on the film adaptation way before the film came out, and had found that Alan Moore had cursed and hexed the adaptation (as had many other smart people, like Ter ... Continue Reading

Posted: March 23rd, 2009

Documenting the lives of four girls spending a week in rock-n-roll camp doesn’t sound like hefty subject matter for a film. However, Girls Rock takes on more than whimsical moments of playing rock star, as does the Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls in Portland itself. After the ’90s golden age of girl indie rockers drifted away and was replaced by the likes of Britney Spears and Paris Hilton, the camp ... Continue Reading

Posted: February 21st, 2009

First off, I'd like to remind you, dear reader, that there is a time and place for everything--meaning, for example, that even though I never liked Dave Matthews Band (mostly because of personal prejudice towards its fans, which is unfair), I could see really enjoying their radio-hit, "Crash", say, if civilization was burning up in fiery flames. I'm serious as cancer on that one. That being sa ... Continue Reading

Posted: December 15th, 2008

I just saw that action movie "Wanted," by the Russian director Timur Bekmambetov. I'm feeling these action movies. When I used to work at a barbershop, there was this busted dude who used to come in and hit on me on this "you like fine wines and foreign films and jazz" tip. This was some bullshit because, if I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times--I'm more of a Geto-Boys-and-Jubilee typ ... Continue Reading

Posted: July 3rd, 2008

What can I say about this movie that hasn't already been said? Indiana Jones/Harrison Ford is old as shit--but I ain't saying anything new there, because Shia LaBoeuf's character asks Indiana Jones at one point during the movie, "What are you, like 80?" Here I am thinking I'm smart and sassy on the way to the Senator with my friends and folks razzing on Harrison Ford for being a million years o ... Continue Reading

Posted: June 11th, 2008

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