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"..."When I was young, I had this idea that if I got successful, that would change my life and everything would be great. Not only have I given up on the idea that that's going to happen to me in a huge way, I've also given up the idea that if it happened, it would matter..."
"...A documentary about a choral group of lovable octogenarians whose repertoire includes songs by Sonic Youth and the Talking Heads? It sounds gimmicky, scary even. But despite an occasional lapse into nudge-nudge jokes about geriatric sex, incontinence, and the driving skills of the elderly, Young@Heart eschews the clichés about old people for something that we can all relate to: our own mortality..."
"...The Sooners, like the Horns, incur a lot of needless penalties. In the end both teams are young and prone to mistakes, not the sort that make it to the national championship game, and not even to the Big 12 title match...."
"...This all came as #adviceforyoungjournalists trended, as seasoned reporters and veteran burnouts tweeted useful, satirical, and jaundiced bons mots to their inevitable successors and replacements...."
"...He ain't gonna get famous from this. He's just one of those young Texas country singers that I felt like, okay, this is good..."
"...BD: Well, when bebop first hit New York in 1949, that city was full of young cats like me, and a few ladies, from all over the country. Everyone came to New York to hear the masters, like Dizz and Miles and Monk and all our bebop heroes..."
"...JM: They never age. They can stay young forever...."
"...The native of Detroit arrived in Austin in the Seventies, following stints in Martin, Tenn., where he launched the Vanguard Theatre at the University of Tennessee at Martin, and San Antonio, where he taught theatre at Trinity University and co-founded the First Repertory Company, where he worked with Jaston Williams and Joe Sears early in their careers. Moving up I-35, he served as a professor of drama and theatre arts at Austin Community College and artistic director for the Zachary Scott Theatre Center, where he gave work in the costume shop to a young Stephen MacMillan Moser..."
"...The 24-year-old songwriter had just begun dismaying sweater-wearers with his evolution from folkie to rocker when a young Texas promoter named Angus Wynne cold-called the singer's manager Albert Grossman to secure Dylan's first Texas gig...."
"...Eckhardt's familial obituary gracefully sums up his House career: "Eckhardt was one of the last of a breed of brilliant and eloquent populist politicians who often found themselves in the minority on a variety of issues at the Texas State House. His generation of young liberal politicians essentially wrote the book on effective liberal minority obstructionist politics within a conservative legislative body..."
"...Scared him all the way to second string. Well done, young beast..."
"...Set in rural Texas sometime, presumably, in the Seventies – Affleck and Mara are Bob and Ruth, a pair of young lovers star-crossed by a robbery gone wrong. Surrounded by the law in a clapboard house, the pair, along with a cohort, try to shoot their way out..."
"...On the upside, all the right actors are in the right places: Poulson, who had minor roles in Byington's two previous films, plays Max, a drowsy ne'er-do-well, a neo-Dorian Gray whose access to the contents of the aforementioned suitcase keeps him perennially young. Max's stoic attitude behooves him; just look at what happens to his wife, Lyla (Weixler), a once-sweet girl whose optimistic expectations set her up for snowballing bitterness in middle age..."
"...Neil Young: Heart of Gold (currently playing at the Arbor Cinema at Great Hills) is a conceptual collaboration between Young and director Jonathan Demme. The film (which had a special screening at SXSW 06) centers on Prairie Wind, Young's most recent album..."
"...Watching A Christmas Story can help. For those who haven't seen this classic holiday tale, the film tells the story of Ralphie (Billingsley), a young boy who wants nothing more for Christmas than a Red Ryder 200-shot, range-model air rifle..."
"...Bob doesn't even last one night as a club bouncer before he becomes the bouncee. Complicating his straits is the fact that he wants to buy his young daughter a new dress for her first communion -- an impossible extravagance that becomes his primary obsession..."
"...If Jonathan Demme’s new documentary Neil Young Journeys sounds familiar, that’s because this is the third time the Oscar-winning filmmaker has made a movie about the iconic rocker...."
"...There she befriended an ambitious local teen by the name of Buddy Holly and was pleased when he accompanied her on some of the recordings. Her third LP appeared on the prestigious Columbia Records label, produced by the estimable John Hammond, who took note of Hester's harmonica player and soon signed the young Bob Dylan..."
"...Recruiter Man. You're not the only coach who can persuade young men to step into a locker room.Barnes, Halftime Here: Drink this..."
"...We grew up watching him in SNL reruns, crooning about Star Wars, or in goofball comedies like Ghostbusters, cracking wise through a sliming. He always had an edge – my God, that smirk – but as he settles into middle age and enjoys the attentions of a new wave of hugely talented young filmmakers like Wes Anderson and Sofia Coppola, it’s what’s underneath the smirk that counts..."
"...Since his first effort in 1980, the Suburban Lawns doing "Gidget Goes to Hell," he's made any number of music videos and worked with such artists as Bruce Springsteen, Suzanne Vega, the Neville Brothers, New Order, and the Feelies. Along the way, Demme also made a number of longer-form music films, including a short film on Ginger Baker (one of his first directing efforts), Sin City: Artists United Against Apartheid, and Neil Young Trunk Show..."
"...Still, Richard is sickened by the killing, which resulted, in truth, from his jumpy trigger finger. He foolishly goes to the cemetery to witness the burial, where the dead man’s father, Ben Russell (Shepard) – a rough character who has just been released from prison – threatens the life of Richard’s young son..."
"...Directed by: Frank Whaley. Starring: Peter Anthony Tambakis, James Costa, Max Ligosh, Austin Pendleton, John Leguizamo, Ethan Hawke, Karne Young, Val Kilmer and Noah Fleiss..."
"...The noted filmmaker was the original director attached to this project before disagreements with the producers led to his replacement by Macdonald. Without knowing any of the details, one might presume that Demme – who is as esteemed for the originality of the music documentaries he has made with such figures as the Talking Heads and Neil Young as he is for his Oscar win for The Silence of the Lambs – proffered an approach that hewed less to the strictly chronological, biographical structure used by Macdonald..."
"...Balaban apparently thought that this new angle -- boy zombie taken for granted by friends and family -- would be a hoot, and it is for a few minutes, but this slight film ends up becoming more annoying than anything else, and it does that at an alarming pace. Even Lowery, a talented young guy who was one of the best things about last summer's School Ties, seems to have nowhere to go here, trapped in a parody of a cliché with a lousy ending and sub-par zombie effects..."
"...Undeniably on weekend evenings, Sixth Street's majority population is young, generally 18 to 25. Flesh is king, and there is a lot of it..."
"...Also, while on her H.O.R.D.E. dates, Crowley got to meet Neil Young, who she shares management with..."
"...I’m kinda giving myself this ridiculous task of touring America completely unaided: No crew, no tour manager, none of the normal people who would point me in the right direction and tell me what to do. I’m experiencing this for myself, so that when I go back to the UK and talk to young songwriters and young musicians who hope to make a living out of it, I can tell them all the pitfalls that I may encounter over the next few months...."
"...On their wedding day in Winnipeg, Canada, 1940, Edna Ragland – "Rassy" – beams, anything but self-conscious, while Scott Young's barely unturned lips cede all curvature to his arched eyebrows and knowing look. Eldest son Bob favors his mother in a family portrait circa 1954, "Say cheese" replaced by pre-Elvis pout..."
"...Starring: Josh Zuckerman, Amanda Crew, Clark Duke, James Marsden, Seth Green, Alice Greczyn, Katrina Bowden, Charlie McDermott and Mark L. Young..."
"...Starring: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Marcus Carl Franklin, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger, Ben Whishaw, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Bruce Greenwood, Michelle Williams and Julianne Moore. “I don’t belong to anybody,” goes a verse from the titular song, which may very well be the point, or at least one of them, in a film that was “inspired by the many lives of Bob Dylan.” Nobody here’s named Bob, per se, but we get six incarnations that represent cycles in the life of the artist formally known as Robert Zimmerman, from a young strummer’s worship at the altar of folk to renunciation and his own reluctant ascension to idol status (don’t forget the detours into sex, drugs, and Allen Ginsberg)..."
"...This tale of two city kids taken on vacation to Glenork, in rural British Columbia, by their cellular phone-addicted, divorced dad is about as old as the Loch Ness legend. Young, lonely Ashley (Wayne) is befriended by Orky, the monster living in the hamlet's glacier-carved lake, after she feeds him Oreos..."
"...Not reviewed at press time. A young writer travels to Cuba in 1959 to meet his idol, Ernest Hemingway, while the Cuban Revolution simmers away...."
"...As a training manual for young athletes on the paramountcy of teamwork, When the Game Stands Tall may be useful viewing, but as a gripping drama, it’s dodgy at best. Loosely based on sportswriter Neil Hayes’ book about high school football coach Bob Ladouceur, who led his De La Salle Spartans to a historic 151-game winning streak, the script (by Scott Marshall Smith) wisely includes the game that broke the streak..."
"...When Laura discovers her husband philandering with a hooker named Brooke (Wilde, who steals every one of her scenes), she decides to retaliate by taking up the trowel herself and entering the contest. Not to be bested, Brooke also enters, although both women’s arteries to success are clogged by the prowess of the butter-carving natural, Destiny (Shahidi), a young African-American orphan living with new foster parents (Corddry and Silverston) in Iowa..."
"...Regardless, you never feel the urgency of this union of lost souls; their meeting is more happenstance than fateful. With some irony, the film's title (one of the traits of Tourette's syndrome is the repetition of words) refers to the traditional American destination of young lovers, a spectacular place for honeymooners with their whole lives ahead of them..."
"...Jim Jarmusch (l) and Neil Young Two months have passed since this interview with Jim Jarmusch took place in Toronto. Year of the Horse was the first film I saw after arriving in Canada for the film festival in September and Jarmusch's movie about the music of Neil Young & Crazy Horse set the perfect mood..."
"...“It was the Seventies,” says one of the couple’s children during an interview recorded for the film. (Still, breast-feeding a chimp in public must have been pretty outré, even in New York.) Next, Nim is moved to an estate near Columbia, where he is tended to by research assistants, many of whom are young women who have affairs with Terrace..."
"...Cattrall fills in as Lucy's long-gone mom who clues her in to the harsh facts of life. Episodes are thrown together with no inner logic other than showcasing young Britney..."
"...There are two traits that most Canadians I know share, and both are almost incomprehensibly deep obsessions: one is ice hockey, and the other is Neil Young...."
"...Of course, we are a marketing group, not a cooperative winery, so we differ from one another quite a bit as well." Truth is, that's an understatement; their diversity is really an asset. "We are a group of like-minded wineries dedicated to making the best wines possible," Bob Young of Bending Branch told us..."
"...Starring: Chris O'Neil, Rhiannon Leigh Wryn, Joely Richardson, Timothy Hutton, Rainn Wilson, Kathryn Hahn, Michael Clarke Duncan and Kirsten Williamson. This children’s sci-fi movie should be palatable to the young and old alike, yet it’s ultimately more a mild diversion than a magical adventure..."
"...Last Saturday the talent held it together. Bobby Reid is a better player than Vince Young was at the same point in his career..."
"...Jonathan Crane. Nolan’s film is the first to delve deeply into privileged young Bruce Wayne’s radical, deeply Freudian transformation into Batman..."
"...Mizer, a doting mama's boy who dressed like Clark Kent's less bohemian brother, espoused a Jack Armstrong-like code of traditional manly virtue and wholesomeness. He was also a closeted homosexual whose world-class feats of artistic sublimation produced as many as a million still photos and countless films featuring oiled and buffed young studs prancing around dressed as bikers, cowboys, Roman centurions, and the like..."
"...It's a comfy little gig. The jobs come years apart and seldom involve much risk for him or his family, which consists of young wife Winnie (Arquette) and her sweet-natured retarded brother, Stevie (Bale)..."
"...As far as Pfeiffer's performance goes, she's got charm and pep to spare, but next to zero substance when it comes to exploring her character's particular hypocrisies and pretensions. About the only thing that keeps Dangerous Minds from being a total washout is the humor and energy of the young actors portraying Pfeiffer's students..."
"...It looks like Marshall sought to do for bondage what he did for prostitution in Pretty Woman, i.e., sugar it up to make it yum-yum tasty for the mythical middlebrow masses. Delany is part of the plan: use her wholesome looks and TV image as a China Beach heroine to sell John & Jane Public on the idea that the dominatrix-next-door is just a sweet young miss..."
"...It pushes historical accuracy by tossing in every aspect of cultural upheaval and then presenting them like a rotating background slide show. Amplifying this narrative sketchiness is the general inexperience of its ensemble cast of young actors, with only Dermot Mulroney and Kelli Williams bringing any real edges to their characters..."