“Punch Drunk Love”

Adam Sandler is best known for his work on Saturday Night Live and in such movie roles as “Happy Gilmore” and “Mr. Deeds.” The...

‘Crush’ offers real-life surfing action, but lacks plot

From John Stockwell, the director of “Crazy/Beautiful,” comes another off-the-beaten-path story in “Blue Crush.” Kate Bosworth plays Anne Marie, an excellent surfer whose dream...

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Yeah Yeah Yeahs EP Having opened for The Strokes before they were media darlings, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs seemed poised for...

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John Coltrane - The Olatunji Concert: The Last Live Recording The latter parts of the career of John Coltrane were marked by successive steps away...

‘Unbreakable’ survives

Remember the secrecy around 'The Sixth Sense'? No one who saw the movie would give away the ending because it would ...

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Leona Naess Comatised – 2001 MCA Artists $16.99 at Samgoody.com Leona has this voice that cajoles and soothes as she asks you to go to Mexico...

‘From Hell’: Murder, madness and class conflict

Jack the Ripper remains the most notorious and enigmatic serial killer in history. For those who only have a vague recollection of who The...

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Ozzy Osbourne “Down to Earth” - Sony Music $13.29 at Samgoody.com Ozzy's name alone guarantees platinum sales. His music defines the heavy metal genre, and his...

Wild art

Lions, tigers and bears? Well, at least bears. Until next week bears and other Alaskan wildlife will be just hanging around – on the...

“Tango” sure to be a weird, wacky evening

"Tango" is now playing at the University of Alaska Anchorage Mainstage Theatre through Oct. 28. Tickets are available at CarrsTix (786-4TIX). Dr. David Edgecombe...

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The rock genre has put out four unique sounds since this summer through the bands New Found Glory, Blue Meanies, Nonpoint and Crushdown. These...

‘Serendipity’ is destined to be a good rental

Aside from being a really cool word to say, serendipity is the act of discovering desirable things accidentally or unexpectedly. New at the box...

A play… on words

Margaret Edson's Pulitzer-prize winning drama “Wit” made a powerful debut at Cyrano's Off-center Playhouse Sept. 21. Powerful in that it showed that Anchorage theatre doesn't...

A tongue in cheek look at the English Language

There have been many well-documented changes in the history of the English language. Ask a lexicographer or linguist and they'll be able to tell...

A house, a story and an evening well spent

"Taking Steps," a British farce written by Sir Alan Ayckbourn, is a two-and-a-half hour ride through a day and night of a British family...

‘Dr.Dolittle 2’

Twentieth Century Fox has another blockbuster on their hands and Eddie Murphy cements his position as the sequel king in Dr. Dolittle 2. The world...

UPD hires new dispatcher

Traun Green is on the job. As the most recent addition to UAA's University Police Department staff, Green began training for his new position...

‘Swordfish’

Remember that movie “Hackers” where the high school kids have a cybernetic showdown with a corporate conspiracy? Angelina Jolie was so young then and...

‘Shrek’

True love conquers all. Or at least it does in the fairytale world of “Shrek”. This summer blockbuster by Dream Works is about an...

‘Saving Silverman’ brings lovesick puppy and manipulative shrink to big screen

 “Saving Silverman” is a well-acted, outrageous comedy where three best friends test their friendship to the end. Darren Silverman (Jason Biggs), Wayne Le Fessier (Steve...

3-D Student Invitational Show

From Feb. 1 to Feb. 15, the Campus Center Gallery is hosting a Student Invitational exhibit, featuring the 3-D work of outstanding UAA Art...

‘Hannibal’

A raw `in your face' thriller, “Hannibal: The Silence is Broken,” serves audiences with a well-done insight into the life of a sociopath. Picking...

‘O Brother’ is right on track

In the Depression-era Deep South, three escapees from a Mississippi prison chain gang, Pete (John Turturro), Delmar (Tim Blake Nelson), and Everett Ulysses McGill...

‘What Women Want’

A feel-good story about a bad man gone good (or at least monogamous) takes viewers back to the days of Gary Cooper and Fred...

“Ports of Call” exchange brings tiny prints to Campus Gallery

The Campus Center Student Print Invitational, which opened Jan. 11, includes work by UAA students and faculty as well as by four students and...

‘The Family Man’

“The Family Man” with Nicolas Cage is a well-acted, if miscast, feel-good movie for the selfish yuppie who says “no” to family and “yes”...

`Little Nicky’ A laughing matter

After observing the success of Adam Sandler's previous films, one can safely rely upon this rule: You can never underestimate his ability to give...