Archive: September 2003

September 25, 2003

Lost in Translation

I liked Sofia Coppola’s first film, The Virgin Suicides, on some levels and disliked it on others, however, Lost in Translation really shows her growth as a filmmaker mixing the always winning combination of great characters with an equally great setting. Bill Murray plays Bob, an American movie star who comes to Japan to film a whiskey commercial for local… more »

September 23, 2003

The Horror Channel

Apparently there is a Horror Channel in the works. How very interesting. Though the similarly aimed Sci-Fi Channel has its faults, from time to time they show some great stuff. In my opinion, even a half decent all Horror Channel would be welcome. Update This, and the official Horror Channel web site.… more »

September 17, 2003

Cabin Fever

Right to the chase; blah. Initially, Cabin Fever had me pretty excited. I can never help but be optimistic when a horror movie looks like it may be good. I love the genre so much that I can easily get swept away by wishful thinking. Sadly, Cabin Fever doesn’t deliver much; a few laughs, a few mouthfuls of blood, and… more »

September 16, 2003

Acme Novelty Datebook

Much to my delight, the Acme Novelty Datebook, by the astonishing Chris Ware, arrived early this week. Contrary to what the title suggests, the book is not a day planner containing pages adorned with Ware’s art, but is in fact a collection of Ware’s sketchbooks (at least a sampling of pages he could bear to release into the world) from… more »

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September 12, 2003

Now You Know

Exceptional websites (some new and some old) you should know about: bearskinrug - A brand spankin’ new redesign of the always obnoxious (but even more so as of late since you find yourself sitting next to him everyday at your new job) Kevin Cornell. My favorite part of the new site (which is sure to attract previous fans of the… more »

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Johnny Cash 1932-2003

I don’t really have anything to say that could possibly sum up this man’s life. There are just some people who shouldn’t get old and die.… more »

September 10, 2003

Pixies Reunite?

Can it be true? Pitchfork thinks so. Is this the news that will rock the indie world? Do people still care? Whatever the case, I’ll take one ticket please.… more »

September 5, 2003

On the Horizon

Well, this site has been up and running for just over six months now. In that time I have learned much from my first stab at its design, and managed to pinpoint some of its shortcomings. Not being one to sit around and stagnate, I have already begun redesigning my site. I have learned a great deal since the current… more »

September 2, 2003

Best Band Name Ever

Have you ever found yourself saying “Man, that would make a great band name”? Well, now you dreams of thinking of the best band ever name can come true. Tell the world about it (at least both of the people who come to this site)! Since we all seem to come up with fake band names so much, I figured… more »

September 1, 2003

Congratulations Are in Order

Peter Santa Maria will wed Marina D’Angelo on the day of October 30, 2004. Mischief Night. Well, damn. It’s not every day your one and only brother gets engaged, and it sure as hell’s not every day you get asked to be his best man. Congratulations old chap, you are perfect for each other (and I mean that in a… more »