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Despite its intriguing subject matter, slightly sinister undertones and top notch cast, ultimately comes off as a stuffy art house flick with limited appeal.


While the brash and precocious kid at the center of this story is hurting and might be borderline autistic, it's still not always easy to sympathize with him.


When Gordon Mayer first set up a shopping cart on his website where he sells his hand-made ukuleles, he initially thought it would be a “technical challenge,” but when he got an order the very next day, he knew he was onto some...


In paying homage to the silent cinema of the 1920s and 1930s with virtually no spoken dialogue, 'The Artist' becomes a black-and-white silent film of some stature in its own right.


Las Vegas 2012 (Day 3)

January 8, 2012

We started the day by doing a bit of gambling at the recently-renovated Tropicana. We’d been to the updated Trop on a previous trip where we took the Mob Experience tour. This time, we just played a few slots, including our new...


Though the two-hour film isn’t always suspenseful, it is particularly well-executed cold war thriller that successfully captures the paranoia that reigned during an era when the U.S. and British were constantly trying to keep t...


Las Vegas 2012 (Day 2)

January 7, 2012

In the morning we got up bright and early (well, 9am—we’re not crazy) and headed downtown. We had an appointment to tour the Neon Museum Boneyard, a collection of donated signs that tell the story of glitz gone by.   From the S...


Las Vegas 2012 (Day 1)

January 6, 2012

Since Southwest Airlines ran one of their special vacation packages that included a discounted room and two show tickets, we decided to escape the Midwest winter and return to Sin City once again. For the first time, we rented ...