Posts Tagged ‘fight’

Love to Circles

John Q. Reader
To the editor: I just got through reading “A New Curve” (Feb. 1, 2012) on the traffic circles. My wife is the one who was too busy to talk with you but yelled, “We love it!” She’s a home health occupational therapist ...


Hey There, Scott Pilgrim

Your comic book is awesome. Your movie, sometimes.
KRISTIAN LIN
On paper, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World looks like a dream pairing. Edgar Wright is the British filmmaker who proved his comic genius with Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, demented mash-ups of disparate genres. Now he’s adapting...



Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 31 Chances are that when you visit the Kimbell Art Museum, you don’t think about the frames of the paintings on display. The truth is, many of the works you see have been reframed several times over the decades, and cho...


Escape Move

You can’t spell Mamet without MMA! A famed playwright goes jiu-jitsu on us.
KRISTIAN LIN
Seven years ago, David Mamet capped a winning streak as a film director with his engaging farce State and Main, following his twisty 1997 thriller The Spanish Prisoner and his elegant 1999 period drama The Winslow Boy.



L.A. Lawlessness

Street Kings goes down some crooked alleys, but we’ve seen them all before.
Kristian Lin
The overheated yet stubbornly unexciting cop thriller Street Kings stars Keanu Reeves as Los Angeles Police Department vice-squad detective Tom Ludlow, a loose-cannon cop who really isn’t all that loose.


Reality Fights

Dan McGraw
Travis Lutter is lying on his back, “in the guard” as they refer to it in Brazilian jiu jitsu, with one of his students on top of him, their legs intertwined, the student’s forearm pressed against his neck. It is a standa...