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Girls: The Complete First Season

You go, ‘Girls.’


Television series

Rod Lott
At least not in its initial release, I’m guessing not many saw 2010’s Tiny Furniture, an imperfect but smart and charming comedy that burst Lena Dunham, its star/writer/director, onto the indie-feature scene. On its strength and reception, Dunham scored a series deal at HBO with none other than Judd Apatow (Bridesmaids) producing
 
Monday, December 17, 2012

Sleepwalk with Me

From A to Zzzz, comedian Mike Birbiglia’s account of his noctural disorder is a sleeper hit.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Early in Sleepwalk with Me, protagonist Matt Pandamiglio (comedian Mike Birbiglia, more or less playing himself) addresses via narration the feelings his character holds for his live-in girlfriend, Abby (Lauren Ambrose, Wanderlust) with the lines, “I think falling in love for the first time is such a transcendent feeling. It's like pizza-flavored ice cream: Your brain can't even process that level of joy.”
 
Monday, December 17, 2012

Total Recall

Consider that a divorce.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
I'm not of the opinion that remakes are automatically a bad thing. Without them, we wouldn't have David Cronenberg's The Fly or John Carpenter's The Thing. The difference is that examples like those had a different way of telling the established story.
 
Monday, December 17, 2012

The Frozen

Watch this winter thriller from the comfort of a toasty couch.


Thriller

Rod Lott
Not to be confused with Adam Green's Frozen, snowbound terrors and all, Andrew Hyatt's The Frozen follows couple Mike (Seth David Mitchell) and Emma (Brit Morgan, True Blood’s werewolf Debbie Pelt) into the woods for a winter camping trip.
 
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Big Boi — Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors


Hip Hop/Rap

Ryan Querbach
Atlanta rapper and one-half the legendary duo Outkast, Big Boi has released his new solo project, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors. It’s far from a typical hip-hop album; every song has a different feel to it, sometimes even stepping outside of the genre.
 
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Myke Brown — Don’t Forget the Y


Hip Hop/Rap

Joshua Boydston
If Norman’s Myke Brown keeps making music as good as he does in Don’t Forget the Y, Myke with a Y is sure to be a household name.
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Colin’s calling

While part of The Gentle Art of Floating, Colin Nance quietly hatched solo tracks. No longer does one have to be in his bedroom to hear them.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Colin Nance with Taddy Porter
10 p.m. Friday
XIII X Lounge
1310 N.W. 25th
819-6004
$5-$10
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

This Is 40

Middle age seems muddle-aged in Judd Apatow's familial comedy.


Comedy

Phil Bacharach
Judd Apatow has given us some hilariously raunchy comedies, but This Is 40 finds the writer-director in his grown-up mode, at least in intent, extracting the funny from the advent of middle age. But his understanding of life in the 40s isn’t necessarily the universal kind.
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Django Unchained

The 'D' is silent; the movie is not.


Western

Rod Lott
As he did with 2009’s Inglourious Basterds, superstar filmmaker Quentin Tarantino looked to Italy for primary inspiration for his follow-up. In Django Unchained, he’s cribbed the country’s spaghetti Western genre, shoehorned the all-American slavesploitation film into its center, and rewritten another ugly chapter in world history while filtering it all through his Movies Unlimited catalog lens.
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises

Christopher Nolan directs a fitting send-off to his Batman trilogy.


Action

Phil Bacharach
Due to the twisted savagery of a young man in a Colorado movie theater, The Dark Knight Rises will forever be a footnote in American history. Hopefully, that horrific massacre will not influence perceptions of this epic conclusion to writer-director Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy.
 
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
 
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