Napa Valley still produces some of the best wines in the world, and Father’s Day is a good reason to rediscover old favorites.
Food and Drink Features Greg Horton
“Don’t ever buy me anything I need as a present.” That bit of wisdom is
actually from my wife. It’s a maxim I now live by when birthdays,
anniversaries, and Christmases come round. It’s entirely apropos for
Thriller Rod Lott
True to its title, The Aggression Scale
begins quite aggressively: A woman just done with her daytime jog
enters her home, whereupon a gunshot blasts her back out to her front
yard. A hit man emerges and snaps a Polaroid for proof.
Country Phil Bacharach
On Goodbye Normal Street, their third full-length album, Turnpike Troubadours serve up a potent brew of country, bluegrass, folk and even Creole (just to kick it up a notch). The quintet from Stillwater produces music that’s straightforward and simple, but hardly simplistic.
Action Rod Lott
“Based on real acts of valor,” Act of Valor
may prove a better Navy recruitment film than action film in the short
term. While not the first movie depicting Navy SEALs doing their thing,
it's the first movie to do so starring actual, active-duty Navy SEALs. Seriously — for privacy reasons, their names aren't even in the credits.
Rock Joshua Boydston
Oklahoma City rock act The SweetWater works for something wholly unique in its full-length debut, and while it’s a tall order to hone down influences as varied as Queens of the Stone Age, Black Crowes and Alice in Chains, the band does an admirable job of it with Moonshine.
Horror Rod Lott
As someone who loves mummy movies, I’ve long had The Awakening on my radar, but only now has the 1980 horror thriller come within reach, thanks to Warner Archive. While the film's rep isn't sterling by any stretch, I found it to be a nice surprise.
Not quite as puckish as it would like, but close enough.
Comedy Rod Lott
Coming from a family of doctors, yet being nothing more than a bar bouncer, Doug Glatt (Seann William Scott, American Reunion)
feels down in the dumps, because he lacks "a thing." That changes when,
defending his gay brother's honor from a homophobic slur at a hockey
game, he punches the offending player with such power, the guy's helmet
Drama Rod Lott
It's fun to compare Lucky Devils — a 1933 RKO Picture about stuntmen — to something more contemporary, like 1980's The Stunt Man or even last year's Drive.
According to this fun flick, safety was like an afterthought, with the
guys who were risking their lives getting the scene explained to them
once, quickly and just before the director called, “Action!”