STAFF BLOG REEL TALK INDIEWATCH: ‘Movie 43’ mostly an absurd gong show
"Movie 43 opens with Charlie (Dennis Quaid) pitching an idea to film exec Griffin (Greg Kinnear).
If I cant make this movie my way, then Im outta the biz forever, Charlie says, and so begins the first... Posted on 11/5/13 at 2:31 PM
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA NEWS The Princeton Review names UND College of Business among the best
Featured in publications 2014 edition of Best 295 Business Schools
The University of North Dakota College of Business and Public Administration (CoBPA) has once again been named an outstanding busine... Posted on 11/1/13 at 10:50 AM
RED RIVER ORTHODOX: ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY IN THE RED RIVER VALLEY AND NORTH DAKOTA Updating on Reza Aslan
In my last post, I offered three reviews of his book. This one is likely the most hard-hitting yet. I believe the opening point is well-made. Were it not for the terrible FOX "interview," Aslan would ... Posted on 8/8/13 at 7:08 AM
LIKE A FISH OUT OF FARGO In Transit: From Fargo To Mason City, Iowa
I have to remind myself to take one day at a time, lest I go mad.
Last week, we packed our luggage and headed to Mason City, IA to explore our new hometown and begin the search for a house.Our drive ... Posted on 7/2/13 at 11:43 AM
It was the shrimp scampi that caught my eye when dining with friends at Mamma Maria’s. When Susie Shaft (SS), who was sitting across the table from me, suggested splitting an order of shrimp scampi, I quickly agreed.
At my daughter’s last dentist appointment, the hygienist gave her a xylitol sucker, noting that these sweet treats could help prevent cavities. Considering the large dental bill she gave me, I was intrigued. That’s why Spiffies Tooth Wipes caught my eye.
In my ongoing search for the best burger, I suggested meeting at the Boardwalk in East Grand Forks. I was joining author Jane Kurtz (JK) and Ann Porter (AP) for lunch. We were talking about the Ethiopia Reads project.
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Malcolm Gladwell’s latest novel, “David and Goliath,” opens with a standard retelling of the Bible story. David, a young shepherd, manages to defeat a giant, experienced warrior Goliath with only a stone and slingshot. But with Gladwell it is always the case that there is more to the story.
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“The Woman Who Wasn’t There” documents the ongoing deception of Tania Head, who gained notoriety and fame claiming to be in the Merrill Lynch building during the 9/11 attacks. You go into this film knowing she’s full of it, but that makes it no less gripping or intense.
“Movie 43” opens with Charlie (Dennis Quaid) pitching an idea to film exec Griffin (Greg Kinnear). “If I can’t make this movie my way, then I’m outta the biz forever,” Charlie says, and so begins the first segment in this star-studded gong show.
In the buffet spread of holiday movies, some are satisfying main courses and others are sweet desserts. And then there’s “Free Birds,” which is sort of like that nondescript casserole your second cousin brings that winds up at the back of the table, barely picked at and mostly ignored.
Decisions, decisions, decisions. That’s how it is when you go to a Pita Pit. Once you get the hang of it, you can quickly create crisp, delightful food combinations wrapped in pita bread pockets. And you can cruise quickly through the production line.
The soup bar is waiting, and people stream into Old Main Street Cafe and Pub at noon. On a cool October day, the unique soup corner in this long-time downtown restaurant is especially appealing. My companions were Donna Gillig (DG) and Suzanne Huus (SH).
“Sexy” and “stylish” are not the adjectives that usually come to mind when describing the blandly middlebrow output of director Ron Howard. But whether it’s the racing cars (Howard’s debut effort was, after all, “Grand Theft Auto”) or the real-life daredevil drivers whose stories he’s telling, “Rush” finds the filmmaker at his most electrifying.
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