We should maybe try giving Paul W. S. Anderson a little bit of credit.mpaa rating:PG-13 (For intense battle sequences, disaster-related action and brief sexual content.)Genre:EpicsDirected By: Paul W.S. AndersonRun Time: 1 hour 38 minutes Cast: Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, Emily Browning, Adewale Akinnuoye-AgbajeTheatre Release:February 21, 2014 by TriStar PicturesIt's not exactly intuitive, but . . . we should maybe try giving Paul W. S. Anderson a little bit of credit.The man directed three of the Resident Evil movies, but wrote all five; his movies are considered at best guilty pleasures, like Valentine's Day but for man-children who just want to watch things explode. Critics refer to him as an auteur using only the most sarcastic of air quotes.And it's really easy to write off his movies with a dismissive hand wave as "low-brow time wasters," to say that his visual distractions are pretty but not even mentionable in the same sentence as "art." But I think that'd be unfair—and worse, it'd change the way we have to talk about other movies we like.Make no mistake, though—Pompeii is not, in the common sense of the word, a "good" movie. The film stars Kit Harrington as the Celt, whose family was wiped out by a Roman battalion when he was a child. Subsequently forced into slavery as a gladiator, the Celt is brought out to Pompeii, where (very conveniently) the same Roman legion commander (a hilariously over-the-top Kiefer Sutherland) who slaughtered his family is paying a visit. The Celt also manages to wiggle his way into a romantic subplot with the daughter of a local businessman, played by Emily Browning (the daughter—not the local businessman).And while all of this is going on, the volcano rumbles. Long panning shots of scenic volcanic vistas take up a significant portion of the first two acts' running times, and communicate only one thing: it is going to go down—hardcore.However, the movie takes its sweet, sweet time getting there. Which is unfortunate, because it could have been much better at uniting form and content. All during the first ...Continue reading...
Unilever United States, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of 20-count boxes of Popsicle brand Orange, Cherry and Grape flavored ice pops because they may have been inadvertently exposed to milk, which is not listed as an ingredient on the label.
On February 23 and 25, 2014 Roos Foods issued press releases for the recall of our cheese products. This recall has been expanded to include all product sizes and containers of Santa Rosa de Lima Queso Duro Blando (hard cheese), and Mexicana Queso Cojito Molido.
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It is no longer worth the cost (in time and dollars) to keep the BBS and FamilyNet running, so - I will be shutting down
Tuscaloosa Sister Cities International Tuscaloosa Sister Cities International announces that 17 students from the Tuscaloosa City School System have been selected to participate in a June 18-July 1 exchange to Narashino, Japan.
3 A high school football standout...seriously hurt in a car crash last year is heading home. Back in October you may remember what happened to 16 year old Aubrey Thompson. He suffered severe head trauma in the crash and has been in recovering ever since.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Huntington Ingalls Industries hosted commencement exercises Saturday for the company's Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding. The graduation, held at the Liberty Baptist Church ...
BY TRAVIS LOLLER The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. An attorney for a German couple who lost their bid for U.S. asylum in order to home-school their seven children says deportation proceedings against the family have been deferred indefinitely. The news comes only a day after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear Uwe (OO-vuh) Romeike's (roh- MEYE-kahs) asylum appeal. read more