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The Back-Up Plan (Review)

Jennifer Lopez's losing streak continues

0 Comments · Thursday, April 22, 2010
As things stand now, it would appear that Jennifer Lopez needs a back-up plan for her career. In my estimation, her last strong performance was opposite an emerging George Clooney in 'Out of Sight' (1998), but her fortunes have since gone in the opposite direction from his. 'The Back-Up Plan' does Lopez no favors. Grade: D.  

Sports: Western & Southern Financial Group Masters

1 Comments · Tuesday, August 11, 2009
The 2009 edition of “arguably, the oldest tournament in the United States still played in its original city” can boast of far more than that, as 56 of the top women and men have gathered together for one of the final tune-up events before the final Grand Slam of the tennis season, The US Open. And this year has a few additional surprises likely to have an impact on the sport. For the casual fan, the new format – the consecutive overlapping of the Women’s Open with the Men’s Masters – guarantees non-stop action over the course of nearly three weeks.  

Film: Strange Choices

Life and art collide in Stranger than Fiction

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 8, 2006
During an interview for his latest film, Stranger than Fiction, a professorial Dustin Hoffman shares an intriguing anecdote about a scenario that fueled many a late-night debate among his unemplo  

Cover Story: Baltimore and Over-the-Rhine

The Wire offers an urban civics lesson every week on HBO

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Fans of the HBO original series The Wire were certainly aghast at the end of the third season, which found the Machiavellian gangster Russell "Stringer" Bell (Idris Elba) shot dead by a pair of   

The Wolfe in Me

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Due to the circumstances of my birth, I'd been imprisoned in the mountains. I spent my childhood there serving a sentence without a prescribed term limit. I was afforded a few weeks away during the  

Film: Road Dogs

Clerks II's Brian O'Halloran and Jeff Anderson hit the road to discuss their signature characters

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 26, 2006
With the opening line of "Mama Said Knock You Out," the title track of his 1990 classic, LL Cool J delivered, "Don't call it a comeback/I've been here for years," an amazing knockout punch t  

Film: Home Again

Kevin Smith lets his freak flag fly with Clerks II

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 19, 2006
The flames engulfing the Quik Stop send the world into colorful relief. For fans of Kevin Smith's Clerks, the desecration of such hallowed ground will seem unconscionable, an outright attack on   

Mickey Walks Over-the-Rhine

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Congratulations to John Pepper. Just when you think one man has done it all -- former Procter & Gamble CEO, Boston Scientific Corporation board member, Yale University vice president, Executive Comm  

Television and Radio: Creep Show Revisited

TNT's Nightmares & Dreamscapes revives a shaky television genre

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 12, 2006
S omewhere along the way into the new millennium, cable television woke up in a nightmare realm. Censors at the major networks lurked along the shadowy periphery ready to cast an uncertain moral l  

Film: Barely Holding On

Twelve and Holding looks at the awkward days of youth

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 5, 2006
A soft sepia glow surrounded Rob Reiner's adaptation of Stephen King's coming-of-age tale Stand By Me, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The story, with its four pre-pubescent protagoni