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Scott Stein joins Jeff Bakalar on this episode of the 404. The guys geek out over the plot line in The Last of Us, roll their eyes at today's insane weather coverage and hypothesize about the next Star Wars film.
"Trap" is a perfect film to feature as our IndieFest Valentine's weekend gala. It's about husbands and wives--killing each other! Award-winning short-filmmaker James Bonner's feature debut, is an artful horror that explores the place where salvation, love, and insanity come crashing together; where four people go in--and only one comes out.
Nicole is trapped. She's caught in an abusive marriage that brings new meaning to the phrase until death do us part. Her only friend, an online pal named Amy, admonishes Nicole to kill her husband before he does her in first. Nicole reluctantly agrees. She murders her husband and flees for Amy's distant home--and sanctuary.
But Amy is not what she seems: cruel and manipulative, she toys with anyone in reach. She's entrapped her own spouse, Chandler, and driven him half mad with her constant taunting and humiliations. Amy doesn't realize how desperate Chandler has become. The trap is set and a game of cat and mouse ensues in this harrowing, painfully funny story about body disposal and other problems with burying the past.
If you enjoy movies that are well written and acted, crisply edited, colorful, fast paced, visually dense, and consistently surprising, then Michigan-based, (and avowed fan of local hero Sam Raimi) James Bonner's "Trap" is an excellent entertainment choice. Find a date you really trust for Saturday night and get your tickets early.
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This ad features "Terry" as a fictional overzealous office manager who "punishes" co-workers who perform poorly or exhibit selfish behavior. Reebok originally aired this spot on Super Bowl Sunday, January 26, 2003.
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'Dumber than a dipstick' just became an archaic phrase--those things are smart now!
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Microsoft goes begging for Zune sales, the BlackBerry Storm arrives, and we hit Jerry Yang with the door on his way out.
"Why We Fight," the new documentary by Eugene Jarecki, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, is an unflinching look at the anatomy of the American war machine, weaving unforgettable personal stories with commentary by a "who's who" of military and beltway insiders. Featuring John McCain, Gore Vidal, William Kristol, Chalmers Johnson, Richard Perle, and others, "Why We Fight" launches a bipartisan inquiry into the workings of the military industrial complex and the rise of the American Empire. Inspired by Dwight Eisenhower's legendary farewell speech (in which he coined the phrase "military industrial complex"), filmmaker Jarecki ("The Trials of Henry Kissinger") surveys the scorched landscape of a half-century's military adventures, asking how--and telling why--a nation of, by, and for the people has become the savings and loan of a system whose survival depends on a state of constant war. The film moves beyond the headlines of various American military operations to the deeper questions of why: why does America fight? What are the forces--political, economic, ideological--that drive us to fight against an ever-changing enemy? "Frank Capra made a series of films during World War II called 'Why We Fight' that explored America's reasons for entering the war," Jarecki notes. "Today, with our troops engaged in Iraq and elsewhere for reasons far less clear, I think it's crucial to ask the questions: 'Why are we doing what we are doing? What is it doing to others? And what is it doing to us?'"
This film was nominated for a 2006 Academy Award. Curious to see more? Check out our full roster of Oscar nominees.
Tom, Veronica, and Jason field questions from the chatroom. Sprinkled throughout are a few fan favorite requests and a telethon for Veronica.
The Ian Stephen song "When Paris Lights Up", set against a Parisian background. This song gives the phrase "The City of Lights" a whole new meaning.