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Archive for June 15, 2008

Dark Streets
Photo: Dark Streets Lavishly styled but narratively lax, Dark Streets slides by just enough on its beautiful images and sumptuous soundtrack to be worth seeing. If your favorite thing about film noir is the atmosphere, and your favorite ...
11:02 p.m.
South of Heaven
Photo: South of Heaven South of Heaven opens with a buoyant animated credits sequence that promises something akin to a ’60s caper movie, and then quickly devolves into a repetitive, irritating and pointless stylistic exercise, winking so heavily at ...
10:55 p.m.
Deficit
Photo: Gael Garcia Bernal directs and stars in Deficit, a Pity Bernal wasn’t on hand for a post-film Q&A (seems the Y Tu Mama Tambien, Motorcycle Diaries and Science of Sleep star is attending a wedding in Spain this weekend), as Deficit is a film ...
10:50 p.m.
Visioneers
Photo: Visioneers Though momentum begins to falter two-thirds of the way through the movie and the storyline is a bit shaky, Zach Galifianakis’ brilliantly understated performance in Visioneers saves the film from getting carried away on its ...
10:38 p.m.
¿Donde Estan Sus Historias?
Photo: Donde estan sus historias Those who avoid foreign films because they don’t like reading subtitles have nothing to fear from ¿Donde Estan Sus Historias? (Where are Their Stories?). There are only a handful of lines in the entire film, ...
10:33 p.m.
Big Heart City
Photo: Big Heart City ambling addict Frank (Andrews) gets his girlfriend pregnant, loses a lot of money at the racetrack and goes out to sea to fish for crab for six months. When he returns, his girlfriend is gone ...
10:29 p.m.
Wellness
Photo: Wellness “Wellness represents a huge paradigm shift in American healthcare,” Thomas Lindsay (Jeff Clark) explains to people throughout the film Wellness, when pitching the titular product/regimen/system. “It’s all-natural, FDA-approved,” he continues, “um … helps the flow ...
10:22 p.m.
She Unfolds By Day
Director Rolf Belgum has a curious eye, and a curious imagination, so it stands to reason that She Unfolds By Day is a curious film. Ostensibly, it’s a documentary about dealing with his mother’s battle ...
10:18 p.m.
Observations from Sunday’s LifeLock 400 at Michigan International Speedway
Observations from Sunday’s LifeLock 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan international Speedway.
3:53 p.m.
Ano Una
Photo: Ano Una (The Year of the Nail) Part of CineVegas’s La Próxima Ola showcase of new Mexican filmmakers, Jónas Cuarón’s Año Uña (The Year of the Nail) is an experimental film in which the director follows the relationship between a young Mexican ...
11:08 a.m.
Schoof
Photo: Guiseppe Andrews' I am the first one to admit that I am not the person for whom Schoof was made. But—as the number of people who walked out mid-movie proves—I am confident that the majority of the ...
11:00 a.m.
Happy Birthday, Harris Malden
Photo: The Sweaty Robot crew lending humor and some depth The filmmaking collective known as Sweaty Robot (Juan Cardarelli, Nick Gregorio, Ben Davidow, Matthew Sanchez, Eric Levy) write, direct and star in Happy Birthday, Harris Malden, but unlike other groups who’ve taken this route (Broken ...
10:47 a.m.
President loses again
The Supreme Court has again rejected the Bush administration’s dealings with terrorism suspects being held at Guantanamo Bay, ruling that the detainees have the constitutional right to challenge their detention in U.S. federal courts.
2:09 a.m.
Equal care for women
One of many nerve-racking aspects of the war in Iraq is how it helped shine light on the shoddy health care treatment American military veterans receive back home.
2:08 a.m.
No more sleepy pilots
The National Transportation Safety Board says too many airline pilots are sleepy at the controls and that federal aviation and airline officials should rewrite the rules governing the number of hours pilots may work.
2:07 a.m.
Four conservative justices more than enough
It’s reassuring to see that the four U.S. Supreme Court justices who would allow the president to suspend the Constitution as he chooses will sometimes not get majority support.
2:06 a.m.
We have enough oil, gas right here
I recently read an article by the Interior Department’s Minerals Management Service that assessed the amount of “undiscovered, technically recoverable” oil and gas resources of our country’s Outer Continental Shelf — waters off our shores ...
2:05 a.m.
Circuses violate rights of animals
Summer is here, the heat is here and animals are being crammed into poorly ventilated railroad cars and trucks like sardines while being dragged across the country for circuses.
2:04 a.m.
Governor’s excuses don’t pass sniff test
It just keeps getting better!
2:03 a.m.
Beef diet has personal, global consequences
Last week more than 100,000 South Koreans demonstrated against the newly elected President Lee Myung-bak as his entire Cabinet offered to resign.
2:02 a.m.
Jon Ralston questions Nevada legislators’ reasons, in this time of financial crisis, for not wanting to legislate
Faced with the worst budget mess in Nevada history, state legislators can oppose a special session only if they have faith in the governor to handle the disaster.
2:01 a.m.
Partisan ploys keep political progress at bay
Photo: You might as well get used to expensive gas. Lawma Congress is so paralyzed with partisan warfare that even public fury over $4 a gallon gas has been unable to bring a truce — a situation unlikely to get any better because standoffs like this ...
2:00 a.m.
Solutions elude state Senate candidate
I ran into Shirley Breeden recently at a Democratic picnic in Henderson.
2:00 a.m.
Brian Greenspun wants legislators to seize the day
Photo: During the 2003 legislative session, then-Gov. Ken During times of great challenge there are greater opportunities.
2:00 a.m.
The tragic news that Tim Russert had died Friday …
… hit me professionally and personally.
2:00 a.m.
Prosecutors happy to give feds first crack at Rezko
Clark County prosecutors aren’t in a hurry to get Chicago political insider Antoin “Tony” Rezko back to Las Vegas to face felony fraud charges stemming from his failure to pay $472,275 in Strip gambling debts.
2:00 a.m.
As troubles mount, Gibbons disengages
Photo: In happier times: Then-candidate Jim Gibbons and h Gov. Jim Gibbons called an emergency budget meeting with elected officials last week, but he and his staff failed to notify key legislators, who learned of it from media reports.
2:00 a.m.
Audit report won’t tell you much
If you’re looking for a quick read this summer — and we mean real quick — check out the recently released audit of the Clark County Election Department’s information systems.
2:00 a.m.
The Equation: No water, no growth
Photo: At Las Vegas Springs Preserve, Senator Harry Reid The congressman from American Samoa was confused. Could Senator Reid clarify for him again who owned the land around Las Vegas? Nevada? The U.S. government? Bugsy Siegel?
2:00 a.m.

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