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119-word movie reviews: The Rocker

Posted by on Aug 27, 2008 in News & Events |

3 stars (out of 4) You get a sinking feeling when a favorite sitcom star lands a big-screen role, am I right? You assume the actor got the gig only because all the real movie stars passed on a weak script. So as a big fan of “The Office” and Rainn Wilson’s Dwight Schrute character, I was nervous going into The Rocker. The first 15 minutes of...

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‘Netbook’? Kindle? Decisions, decisions

Posted by on Aug 25, 2008 in News & Events | 1 comment

I’m very close to buying an Amazon Kindle. The past several times I dropped $50 or more in a bookstore, a little voice nagged that I’d be better off spending the dough on an electronic reader. I’m not a love-that-musty-smell-of-books guy; once I read it I’ve got no further use for it (with a few dozen exceptions), so off it goes to a...

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Nice: Severance Package to the big screen

Posted by on Aug 19, 2008 in News & Events |

The pitch: Kill Bill meets “The Office”! Heard nothing but good things about Duane Swierczynski‘s Severance Package, read it, liked it a lot. I’m not surprised it’s being developed as a movie; it’s got all the ingredients. Quickie plot summary: a lowly media relations guy at a Philadelphia financial firm is bummed because...

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Why I love the Interwebs, Part 11,234

Posted by on Aug 18, 2008 in News & Events |

You read a blog, click through to another blog, spot an interesting-looking link, and next thing you know you’re reading something like this, which you wouldn’t have stumbled across in a million years otherwise. It’s an essay by Tom Vanderbilt on Hans Monderman, a Dutch traffic enginer who died recently. Monderman made a name for himself...

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