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Movies I’ve Seen (2008 Releases)

25 Feb

(click on the link for my review)

1. CLOVERFIELD

2. U23D

3. VINCE VAUGHN’S WILD WEST COMEDY SHOW

4. JUMPER

5. VANTAGE POINT

6. BE KIND REWIND

7. CHICAGO 10

8. LEATHERHEADS

9. SHINE A LIGHT

10. FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL

11. SMART PEOPLE

12. BABY MAMA

13. AMERICAN TEEN

14. HAROLD AND KUMAR ESCAPE FROM GUANTANAMO BAY

15. MADE OF HONOR

16. 21

17. IRON MAN

18. INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL

19. SEX AND THE CITY

20. YOU DON’T MESS WITH THE ZOHAN

21. THE INCREDIBLE HULK

22. WALL-E

23. HANCOCK

24. MAMMA MIA!

25. THE WACKNESS

26. THE DARK KNIGHT

27. STEP BROTHERS

28. SWING VOTE

29. PINEAPPLE EXPRESS

30. MAN ON WIRE

31. TROPIC THUNDER

32. VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA

33. BURN AFTER READING

34. RELIGULOUS

35. NICK & NORA’S INFINITE PLAYLIST

36. RACHEL GETTING MARRIED

37. W.

38. SEX DRIVE

39. CHANGELING

40. ROLE MODELS

41. SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK

42. QUANTUM OF SOLACE

43. SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE

44. MILK

45. AUSTRALIA

46. CADILLAC RECORDS

47. DOUBT

48. THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL

49. FROST/NIXON

50. THE WRESTLER

51. THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON

52. MARLEY & ME

53. GRAN TORINO

54. REVOLUTIONARY ROAD

55. LAST CHANCE HARVEY

56. THE READER

He Didn’t Mean to Break My Heart … But That’s What He Did

25 Feb

The news today that Steven Page is leaving Barenaked Ladies effectively puts an end to my young adulthood.

I’ve been a BNL fan since my freshman year in college in the fall of 1992, back when the guys were overweight geeks, Gordon was their only album, few people outside of Canada or college campuses had heard of them, and I couldn’t get any radio station to take my request to play them. (For the record, my copy of Gordon has the original cover on it.)

Since then, I’ve seen BNL live about 15 times — more than I’ve seen any other singer or band — including a show at the tiny Somerville Theater and one on New Year’s Eve at the Fleet Center. I was even at the huge free show in Government Center the night before the release of Stunt, the one with the overwhelming turnout.

Over the years I’ve watched all the band members lose weight, raise families, deal with Kevin Hearn’s battle with cancer, become the house band for Mix 98.5, and mature as artists. Heck, I’ve been a fan so long I can even remember Andy Creegan, and I remember being bummed when he left the band before the release of Born on a Pirate Ship.

Steven Page, though … he holds a special place in my heart. Continue reading