Archive for ‘March, 2014’

Bad Words is nasty, but not nasty enough

Jason Bateman’s directorial debut as a guy who loves to mess up kids’ spelling bees is okay, but it needed to go a little darker to capitalize on its premise.

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Everything old is not new again, especially with Bob Dylan’s legacy

Some young folkies are asking us to take another look at Dylan’s work in the 1980s. I think I’ll pass, thank you.

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Gym etiquette is really simple stuff — so why don’t you know about it?

Here are some easy rules to help you act like less of a self-centered doofus in the workout room.

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All Irish-Americans should be allowed to march on St. Patrick’s Day

With major sponsors fleeing and mayors staying away, the exclusion of gay marchers in Boston and New York may be ending.

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Sister acts: the Quebes from Texas and the Friels from Ireland release excellent new CDs

While both have a few flaws, both the Quebes’ third CD and the Friels’ debut are fine examples of families making potent music both in America and Ireland.

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Non-Stop is too convoluted for its own good, or ours

Liam Neeson is kicking ass once again — only this time he’s doing so 40,000 feet over the Atlantic Ocean.

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