Movie Talk: Links of Interest – a review of LORNA'S SILENCE

 Here is a link to my Vancouver Voice review of the Dardenne Brothers' new film Lora's Silence, opening at the Hollywood on Friday, September 11th, 2009



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Review of 9, opening today (9/9/09)


9 (Computer Animation)
Director: Shane Acker
Voices of: Elijah Wood, Christopher Plummer, Jennifer Connelly, Martin Landau, John C. Reilly, Crispin Glover

The reason that Pixar is the best at computer animated films is because they spend time and money on a script.  Others have come close (the Shrek films) but none has surpassed Pixar’s record of stories and characters we care about.  9 has neither.
A post-apocalyptic tale with hand-made cloth beings, each with a kind of mission, that come together to fight a kind of malignant intelligence which can create war machines as it needs to.  Naturally, the little critters manage to join to do battle with evil.  And that points to the purpose of the tale.

2009 Board of Directors Election


The 2009 KBOO Board of Directors Elections are here.  There have been two live candidate forums, which are available online to listen to if you missed them. 

1st Candidate Forum | 2nd Candidate Forum

More information is available on our Governance page.  If you are craving more discussion of the candidates and issues, here is a place online to ask questions and toss out opinions about who will be seated on the Board (just click on Add new comment at the bottom.)

We need a fighter

Sept. 7, 2009

Again, Bill Moyers rides to our rescue.

Let's get on with it, Mr. President. We're up the proverbial creek with spaghetti as our paddle. This health care thing could have been the crossing of the Delaware, the turning point in the next American Revolution — the moment we put the mercenaries to rout, as General Washington did the Hessians at Trenton. We could have stamped our victory "Made in the USA." We could have said to the world, "Look what we did!" And we could have turned to each other and said, "thank you."

As it is, we're about to get health care reform that measures human beings only in corporate terms of a cost-benefit analysis. I mean this is topsy-turvy — we should be treating health as a condition, not a commodity.

Watch the video.

Lots about this on the next show.


Woolly Mammoth Comes to Dinner + Oregon Painting Society on KBOO

In last week's episode of Art Focus about TBA, not everyone who was planned to appear got covered. So on September 8th I will have Woolly Mammoth Comes to Dinner and the Oregon Painting Society on. Guests include: Woolly Mammoth--Rikki Rothenberg and Kathleen Keogh and Oregon Painting Society--Matt Carlson, Jason Traeger and Liam Drain.

Listen to the interview here.

Movie Talk: Links of Interest – a review of Dead Snow

 Here is a link to my review of the new thriller Dead Snow, at QuickStopEntertainment, in which I grapple with the notion of evil in horror films. 

Reviews of All About Steve, It Might Get Loud, and My One and Only, opening today


My One and Only
Director: Richard Loncraine
With: Renee Zellweger, Logan Lerman, Mark Rendall, Kevin Bacon

Movie Talk: Links of Interest – a review of Big Fan

 Here is a link to my review of Big Fan over at the Vancouver Voice, a film I discuss as part of a new trend in films, the intentionally Unfunny Comedy. 

Movie Talk: Links of Interest – the new DVD of Batman: The Brave and the Bold

 Here is a link to my review at the Vancouver Voice of the Saturday afternoon kids show Batman: The Brave and the Bold, recently released on DVD, 

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