Film

Trains, Pains & Brain Drains

Atlas Shrugged: Part I (The Strike Pictures) As this film is the nadir of entertainment, let’s keep the synopsis short: Dagny Taggart (Taylor Shilling) owns Taggart Transcontinental alongside her myopic brother, James Taggart (Mathew Marsden). Dagny works against her brother striving to make Taggart Transcontinental the best railroad ever! Yet…

Deus Ex Machina

The Adjustment Bureau Is there a greater power steering this crazy ship called life? If there is, most times it seems like He/She is asleep at the wheel, or at the very least well above the legal limit. And if destiny does rule all, then what about free choice? Did…

The Blame Game

Blue Valentine Love, like any other volatile emotion, doesn’t always end well. What starts out with the best of intentions can come crashing down. The fragility of love is explored in Derek Cianfrance’s breakout film, Blue Valentine. Much like the emotion it delves deep into, the film itself gets messy….

Blessed Black Wings

Black Swan When Thomas Leroy (played by French actor Vincent Cassel) announces to his ballet company that the next season at New York’s Lincoln Center will open with Swan Lake, he acknowledges that it’s an obvious, even overdone choice. But, he tells his attentive company, their production is going to…

The Greatest of All Time

Thrilla in Manila is a new documentary currently airing on HBO. It follows Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier from their friendship to their falling out to, eventually, their third and final bout in Manila, Philippines. Whether or not you’re a fan of boxing (I am), it’s definitely worth checking out….

Tyler Coppin Brings Internationally Acclaimed Play to Sacramento

Bring It on Home! For over 10 years Tyler Coppin, a Sacramento native turned Australian actor and writer, has traveled the world with his one-man show Lyrebird, Tales of Helpmann, receiving nothing but positive reviews along the way. Lyrebird”¦ is an incredibly entertaining and hilarious 90-minute production about the life…

Splitting Hairs

Style Network Sends Hip, Local Stylist to Small Town By Michaela Pommells The city of Sacramento is laying its claim to “style fame” on the Style Network. This month the trendy Spanish Fly Hair Garage (on 17th and J) will be featured on Split Ends, a hip show that swaps…

Fatel Attraction

Mitch Fatel Punchline Comedy Club | Sacramento Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008 What makes for a better Wednesday night than watching a short, awkward little pervy dude telling jokes about boobs and hairy va-jay-jays with booze in hand? Sure, you could do that at any bar, with any run-of-the-mill funny friends,…

The Lion’s Share

Immortal Technique’s Take on The Third World Immortal Technique is not just a political rapper. As much as people like to cling to labels, he’s not having it. He may rap about the president and the everyday struggle of third world countries, but 29-year-old Felipe Coronel believes he’s much more…