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  • Dec 4-10, 2002
  • Vol. 23, No. 8

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  • Extreme Ops

    Where to begin? The sad, sorry, downward trajectory of Devon Sawa’s so-called career? The pathetic attempt to insert what can only charitably referred to as plot in what is essentially one long commercial for winter-sports gear? Or that despite shooting half of it on handheld digital video, the movie still cost more than $40 million?
  • Holy roller
  • Holy roller

    Clutch Cargo's, housed in a former church, is a 1,400-person capacity club that books a variety of national big-name acts during the week. On Saturday nights, the club is a four-level entertainment megaplex, offering up live swing and rockabilly in the lower level martini lounge, retro alternative on the main level, old-school funk on the third level, and techno and electronica in the tippy-top spaces.
  • The Cherry Orchard

    If Chekhov's story of a Russian family in the last days of decline seems to sputter and spurt in director Michael Cacoyannis' adaptation, the film remains worth seeing for its performances — with Charlotte Rampling, Alan Bates and Owen Teale.
  • Happy birthday to Bond

    James Bond’s movie run turns 40 this year with his 20th adventure. We love him for allowing us into his exclusive high life and hate the insanely wealthy madmen he fights: He allows us to share his rich cake and eat it too. Maybe that’s why we’ll let him die another day — with Pierce Brosnan and Halle Berry raising the Bond Girl standard.
  • An Honest joint
  • An Honest joint

    Three reasons (not the only ones) to go to Honest ? John’s Bar and No Grill:

    1) Owner John Thompson is likely to be there, and, as he puts it, "Everybody wants to watch a fool." 2) You’ll be contributing indirectly — and directly, if Thompson ropes you in — to charity programs that could use your cash. 3) Cheap eats and drinks, including local microbrews. Great jukebox, loyal regulars and an owner who has raised more than $750,000 for charity in the last 12 years.

  • Wes Craven Presents: They

    They is a horror tease that never puts out. It leads us on with scary mysteries that end up failing as horror-show turn-ons — and when it finally leads us into its unknowns, it turns out the lights, fading to black as if to say, "I’ll never tell."

  • Mad Love

    Spanish director Vicente Aranda's hybrid of romance novel, historical drama and sumptuous period piece is lovely to look at, well-acted and ultimately as tedious as its central character's obsessive jealousy. It's an unromantic story told in romantic terms, which may account for the synthetic feel of its emotional intent.

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