Monthly Archives: July 25, 2007

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Top Chef: No Greasy Tacos

Top Chef: Miami Latin Lunch What I find hilarious about this show is when someone states that they have all this experience for whatever they are going to do for one of the challenges, and then they bomb. This time, it was Hung living somewhere for three years so he was going to be the… Read more

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Top Chef: Three Tiny Bites

Top Chef: Miami Cooking by the Numbers Over the weekend, I watched the Top Chef marathon from the first season and was so glad while watching it that they got rid of the team concept since I liked seeing how the chefs worked on their dishes individually. Then in this episode, they had to split… Read more

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Brick

Brick Directed: Rian Johnson Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lukas Haas Detective story taking place in a high school and shot as a film noir. It takes a moment to get into the rhythm of the movie. None of the high school kids act like normal teenagers. They all talk as if they are in a film… Read more

The Machinist

The Machinist

Christian Bale looks super freaky thin as a guy who hasn’t slept in over a year. Is he seeing things due to sleep deprivation? Or are people really after him? Please, please,, please please do not ever allow Christian Bale to lose 63 pounds for a movie role. He looks like an extremely skinny 12-year-old… Read more

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Transformers

I loved Transformers as a kid, so I was very suspicious of Michael Bay and his wacky live action movie idea from the get-go. However, after seeing some trailers and what not, we went to see it on the 4th of July. The story breaks from canon, but you aren’t really watching this movie for… Read more

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Hot Fuzz

Hot Fuzz Directed: Edgar Wright Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost The best cop in London has such a great arrest record that he is moved to a small, crime-free town so he won’t embarrass all the city cops. Even though I loved Shaun of the Dead, I was wary of this movie. I enjoy a… Read more

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Cryptonomicon

Cryptonomicon Author: Neal Stephenson Epic novel weaving three generations of men and women with code cracking, WWII and encryption of data. This wasn’t a quick read. There were so many details, and the explanations so intricate, that I didn’t want to skim over it and miss something. The story jumps around from the WWII era… Read more

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Top Chef: Family Favorites

Top Chef: Miami Channel: Bravo Day/Time: Wednesday, 10/9c While the episode started out very interesting with the seafood quickfire challenge, almost all the chefs stumbled with the family favorites. How snobby were the chefs when they stared at the plates in horror? I know some of them might not have eaten the dishes since they… Read more