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MagicLA Realism

Steve Martin’s “L.A. Story” is a sweet romantic comedy, layered with frequent Bardic references and allusions. That magic should manifest itself in weather seems natural in a city with precious little climatic variation. Positives aside, his love interest Sara never … Continue reading

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los angeles is what’s happening

Thank you, Jurassic 5 for the title, and whoever it was you sampled in “Contact.” Since it appears that J and I will be moving to Los Angeles in a few months, I thought that one way to wrap my … Continue reading

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Its reputation certainly preceding it, J and I watched “Heavy Metal” last night. Now, both of us enjoyed the loving “South Park” tribute to this film… …and came into it expecting it to be campy, and it was, but it … Continue reading

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somewhat more finite than advertised

J and I continued our foray into the wild world of Michael Cera movies with “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist” last night. Not a bad film, and actually has some things to recommend it: Norah’s character seems more sympathetic as … Continue reading

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here is poetry

  Heil Hitler and art and music and Leni, we love you! Um, death for me, maybe not, friends, could happen so let’s do this right now, on the ground! We shall see who wins, we shall see who rolls … Continue reading

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Ontarian Nerdscape

J and I screened “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” last night, and both thoroughly enjoyed it. A very sweet film–not exactly against type for Michael Cera. It does reinforce social conventions relating to monogamy that I have a problem with … Continue reading

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Thank you very much

One of the things that takes getting used to, in terms of interacting with Korean people, is their tendency to offer thanks or apologies for things that they are involved with in only the most abstract of collective ways. Two … Continue reading

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