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Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling plays a festival-circuit motorcycle daredevil turned outlaw in The Place Beyond the Pines. The dramatic three-part film explores how the sins of the fathers affect the lives and relationships of their sons. Gosling...

 
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The Place Beyond The Pines
The Place Beyond The Pines
The Place Beyond The Pines

Director Derek Cianfrance skyrocketed to fame after his Blue Valentine became an indie hit in 2010. But he actually started writing his latest feature, The Place Beyond the Pines, well before he filmed Blue Valentine. The film,...

 
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Admission with director Paul Weitz
Admission with director Paul Weitz
Admission with director Paul Weitz

An accomplished writer-director who has also authored a number of plays, Paul Weitz helms Admission, a film about Portia, a Princeton college admission officer who has to confront her past when a high school teacher (Paul Rudd)...

 
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Admission - Tina Fey and Paul Rudd
Admission - Tina Fey and Paul Rudd
Admission - Tina Fey and Paul Rudd

Working together in a feature film for the first time, Paul Rudd and Tina Fey respectively portray Portia and John in Admission. She’s a Princeton University  admissions officer and he’s a New Age teacher who wants to get one o...

 
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Short Sweet Film Festival
Short Sweet Film Festival
Short Sweet Film Festival

Now in its second year, the Short.Sweet.Film Fest offers a mix of local and international short films, including documentaries and animated shorts. This year the intimate celebration of concise creativity takes place on Februar...

 
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Cleveland Lottery League
Cleveland Lottery League
Cleveland Lottery League
 

In a Lottery League of Their Own

 
January 21, 2013
 



Lottery League is a large-scale recurring experiment that brings together diverse Cleveland musicians and forces them to form new bands on the spot with people they definitely have never played with and may never have even met ...

 
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Las Vegas January 2013
Las Vegas January 2013
Las Vegas January 2013

I’ve been to Sin City at least once a year for the last few years. Why? It’s definitely not the gambling.  Sure, I’ve thrown away a few bucks in the hopes I’d win big, but I’ve never been very lucky on games of chance and when ...

 
 
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Les Miserables
Les Miserables
Les Miserables

We read Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables in French class, saw the musical stage adaptation three times and know most of the words to the non-stop sung dialogue, so we’re no strangers to the story of ex-convict Jean Valjean. Impriso...

 
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Macy's Window in Chicago
Macy's Window in Chicago
Macy's Window in Chicago
 

Chicago for the Holidays

 
December 13, 2012
 



Whopperjaw took a very short, unexpected trip to the Windy City for the weekend. We’re pretty familiar with Chicago, usually visiting at least twice a year–once for Lollapalooza and once to take advantage of a too-good-to...

 
 
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Wreck-It Ralph
Wreck-It Ralph
Wreck-It Ralph

Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph shows us what happens when a video game villain gets tired of playing the bad guy at every drop of a quarter. In Fix-It Felix, Jr., an old school Donkey Kong-like arcade game, Ralph (John C. Reilly) is p...