Week In Review

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The 168 Turnaround: Batman, Spider-Man, and Gaga

THIS WEEK: Apr 17 – Apr 23, 2011 THE DARK KNIGHT RISES: More casting news for Christopher Nolan’s final Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, has hit the web.  For a while, we’ve known that Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard (both of whom starred in Nolan’s Inception) were involved in the sequel to 2008’s The … Continue reading

The 168 Turnaround: Crows and Idiots…And Opa

THIS WEEK: Apr 10 – Apr 16, 2011 AMERICAN IDIOT: I’ve been a fan of Green Day since their 1994 album, Dookie.  Though many of their older fans make a point of dismissing the pop punk band’s last two studio efforts, American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown, I can honestly say that I enjoy both … Continue reading

The 168 Turnaround: Attack Of The Killer Planet—Call The Governator!

THIS WEEK: Apr 3 – Apr 9, 2011 DR. SEUSS: For many of us, Theodor Seuss Geisel (otherwise known as Dr. Seuss) and his dozens of children’s books are a fondly remembered part of our early childhood.  Whether it be The Cat In The Hat or How The Grinch Stole Christmas or any number of … Continue reading

The 168 Turnaround: Hungover and in Tights…with a Dragon Tattoo

THIS WEEK: Mar 27 – Apr 2, 2011 MAN OF STEEL: I’ll just come out and say it—I don’t much care for Superman.  Sure, I saw 2006’s Superman Returns, and, yeah, I did watch Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman in the mid 90s.  But I haven’t seen any of the Christopher Reeve … Continue reading

168 Turnaround: OMG—Ching Chong!

THIS WEEK: Mar 20 – Mar 26, 2011 OMG: As far as I’m concerned, the Oxford English Dictionary is the English language Bible.  Forget Websters or Dictionary.com—the OED is the only way to go.  Which is why I’m a bit shamefaced to say that the online abbreviation OMG (short for “oh my God”) has now … Continue reading

The 168 Turnaround: Beware The Sharktopus

THIS WEEK: Mar 13 – Mar 19, 2011 MICHAEL GOUGH: Despite having appeared in over 150 films, you probably remember Michael Gough as Alfred Pennyworth, Bruce Wayne’s butler in Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, and Batman & Robin.  Sadly, Gough died this week at his home in the U.K. (though he had been ill for … Continue reading

The 168 Turnaround: Walk This Way, Mrs. Palin

THIS WEEK: Mar 6 – Mar 12, 2011 GAME CHANGE: Actress and comedian Tina Fey portrayed her once; so too did adult film star Lisa Ann.  And now you can add actress Julianne Moore’s name to the list.  That’s right, American politician and commentator Sarah Palin will be portrayed once again, only this time it … Continue reading

The 168 Turnaround: King and Tires–Winning

THIS WEEK: Feb 27 – Mar 5, 2011 CHARLIE SHEEN: Actor Charlie Sheen has officially flipped his lid.  By now you’ve likely heard about it and formed an opinion landing on one side of the fence or the other.  Is his very public ride into madness a) hilarious (keep it up ol’ buddy) or b) … Continue reading

The 168 Turnaround: Willem Dafoe and Arcade Fire…And Chicken

THIS WEEK: Feb 20 – 26, 2011 CHICKEN CHANNEL: Don’t get me wrong—I do love chicken.  If I can have any meat between two slices of rye, it will always be chicken.  Best way to improve a salad?  Add chicken.  And I could go on.  Still, the idea of a twenty-four hour chicken rotisserie channel … Continue reading

The 168 Turnaround: Every Time I Close My Eyes—Zombie Spiderman

THIS WEEK: Feb 13 – Feb 19, 2011 DEAD ISLAND: If you read my Jan. 24th opinion piece, then you know that I love movie trailers, especially when they’re done well.  Of course, trailers aren’t made only for upcoming films, but for video games as well.  Mind you, I’m rarely impressed by the promo work … Continue reading

The 168 Turnaround: Football, Bieber, And Why Catholics Have It Easy

THIS WEEK: Feb 6 – Feb 12, 2011 IMMACULATE MACHINE: No one will ever mistake me for an indie hipster.  While many of the musicians I listen to are, technically, on independent labels, they aren’t truly “Indie”—or so I’m told.  Now and again, though, I’ll stumble across a “true” indie band whose music sparks my … Continue reading

The 168 Turnaround: Hey Harper, Spiderman Won’t Stand For This

THIS WEEK:  Jan 30 – Feb 5, 2011 SPIDERMAN: A few weeks ago, we got our first look at the new Spidey costume from Marc Webb’s Spiderman reboot—the image was dark, and Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) wasn’t wearing his mask.  But now comes photos of Spiderman in action…well, sort of.  At least he’s actually wearing … Continue reading

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