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CURRENTS L O C A L LY

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COVER STORY A&E

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S TA G E , A R T & EVENTS

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B E AT S C A P E CLUB GRID FILM

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EPICURE

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DINERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S GUIDE ASTR OLOGY

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ON THE COVER Left to right: Bosco Patterson, Jack Moore, Buster Steward and Harry Murray at Cypress Point. Photo courtesy Lloyd Ragon.

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B6/B¸A1/>7B/:7A; B6/B¸A1/>7B/:7A; 4=:9A 4=:9A IH HAVE AVE very ver y mixed mixed eemotions motions aabout bout the the plight both off the Surf p light of of b oth the the residents r sidents o re the S ur f Sand well aand nd S and Mobile Mobile Home Home Park Park aass w ell aass owner, tthe he o wner, Mr. Mr. Ronald Ronald Reed Reed ((â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mobile â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mobile Homeless,â&#x20AC;? Currents, Aug. On one hand, H omeless,â&#x20AC;? C urrents, A ug. 55). ). O no ne h and, bee u unable tthe he residents residents may may b nable tto o aafford ffford to to relocate, re lo cate, or or will will lose lose ssubstantial ubstantial aamounts mounts on money homes o nm oney iinvested nvested in in ttheir heir mobile mobile h omes form decks, iin n the the fo rm of of llandscaping, andscaping, d ecks, or or upgrades mobile homes. will u pgrades tto o tthe he m obile h omes. It It w ill bee ve very forr tthese people b r y difficult diff icult fo hese p eople tto o ffind ind ssimilar imilar aaccommodations ccommo dations in in tterms erms of of ccost ost quality off llife. aand nd q uality o ife. One One easily easily eempathizes mpathizes with when w ith the the residents residents w hen considering considering what bee llike bee eevicted w hat it it would would b ike tto ob victed from frrom a beloved off someone b eloved home home for for the the ssake ake o someone elseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s elseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s monetary m onetar y gain. gain.

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On On the the o other ther h hand, and, tthese hese p people eople h have ave k nown aall ll aalong long tthat hat tthey hey aare r simply re simply known re nting p lots o and w here tthey hey k eep renting plots off lland where keep ttheir heir m obile h omes. JJust ust b ecause tthey hey mobile homes. because h ave b ecome aaccustomed ccustomed tto, o, aand nd h ad have become had eexpectations xpectations o iving iin, n, ttheir heir ccurrent urrent off lliving llocation o cation iin nn ow ay o bligates Mr. Mr. Reed Reed tto o no way obligates ccontinue ontinue re nting h is lland and tto o tthem. hem. W hat renting his What iiss tthe he p oint o wning lland and iiff p eople w ho point off o owning people who d onâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t o wn iitt ccan an d ictate w hat yo ud ow ith iitt donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t own dictate what you do with fo heir o wn iinterests? nterests? W hile n ot q uite aass forr ttheir own While not quite eegregious gregious aas, s, ssay, ay, tthe he iinvocation nvo cation o minent off eeminent d omain, iitt sstill till sseems eems tto o ccontradict ontradict w hat domain, what aanyone nyone w ould eexpect xp ect a p roper ty o wnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s would property ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rrights ights tto ob e. One One also also easily easily empathizes empathizes with with be. M r. R eed w hen cconsidering onsidering w hat iitt w ould Mr. Reed when what would b ike tto oh ave p eople ttelling elling yo uw hat yo u bee llike have people you what you ccan an o r m u s t d o w i t h p ro p e r t y t h a t yo u o w n. or must do with property that you own. S andy W illiams, vvice ice p resident o he Sandy Williams, president off tthe S urf aand nd S and re sidents aassociation, sso ciation, ccites ites Surf Sand residents M r. R eedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s d esire tto o ssell ell h is p roper ty fo Mr. Reedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s desire his property forr

maximum p maximum profit rof it aass a m major ajor sstumbling tumbling b lo ck tto o ssimply imply sselling elling tthe he p roper ty tto o tthe he block property re sidents. W hile sselling elling tto o tthem hem w ould sseem eem residents. While would llike ike tthe he ccompassionate, ompassionate, Christian Christian tthing hing tto o do, do, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re ta lking aabout bout business, business, w here talking where ccompassion ompassion aand nd Christianity Christianity are are ggiven iven n oq uar ter. The The very ver y foundation foundation o ur no quarter. off o our ssociety ociety d emands tthat hat Mr. Mr. R eed b llowed demands Reed bee aallowed tto o receive receive as as m uch profit prof it aass the the m arket much market w ill aallow llow fo he ssale ale o is p rop erty. A will forr tthe off h his property. Ass d istasteful aass iitt m ay sseem eem w hen w onsider distasteful may when wee cconsider tthe he h eartbreak aand nd h ardship tthis his iiss b ound heartbreak hardship bound tto o ccause ause tthe he re sidents o he p ark, tthatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s residents off tthe park, ccapitalism, apitalism, fo lks. folks. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;rightâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;rightâ&#x20AC;? thing thing to to do do would would be be to to h ave The have tthe he re sidents b uy tthe he p ark aatt ffair air m arket residents buy park market vvalue. alue. F or ssome ome re ason n ot aaddressed ddressed iin n tthe he For reason not aarticle, rticle, tthis his d o e s n â&#x20AC;&#x2122; t a p p e a r t o b e a n o p t i o n doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t appear to be an option.. P resumably, p rop er ty llaw aw o he ffinancial inancial Presumably, property orr tthe iinability nability o he re sidents iiss tthe he p roblem. off tthe residents problem. T he ccity ity ccanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t anâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t aafford ffo f rd tto ob uy iitt aand, nd, eeven veen iiff The buy


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Additionally, Additionally, as as even even the the most Bush Treasury Treasury Department Department admitted, admitted, Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s effective effective corporate corporate tax tax rate rate Bush is the the third third lowest lowest in in the the industrialized industrialized world. world. is What they they will will scream: scream: But But the the rich rich still still â&#x20AC;&#x153;pay â&#x20AC;&#x153;pay close close to to 60 60 percent percent of of this this What nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s taxes!â&#x20AC;? taxes!â&#x20AC;? nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s What you you should should say: say: Such Such statistics statistics refer refer only only to to the the federal federal income income tax. tax. 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What According to to the the data, data, the the wealthiest wealthiest 5 percent percent of of America America pays pays 38.5 38.5 percent percent According of the the total total taxes taxes precisely precisely because because they they make make just just about about that that share share of of total total of national income. income. Stripped Stripped of of facts, facts, your your conversation conversation partner partner will will soon soon turn turn national to unscientific unscientific terrain, terrain, claiming claiming it it is is immoral immoral to to â&#x20AC;&#x153;stealâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;stealâ&#x20AC;? and and â&#x20AC;&#x153;redistributeâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;redistributeâ&#x20AC;? to income via via taxes. taxes. Of Of course, course, he he will will be be specifically specifically railing railing on on â&#x20AC;&#x153;stealingâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;stealingâ&#x20AC;? income for stuff stuff like like health health care, care, which which he he insists insists gets gets â&#x20AC;&#x153;redistributedâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;redistributedâ&#x20AC;? only only to to the the for undeserving and and the the â&#x20AC;&#x153;lazyâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;lazyâ&#x20AC;? (a (a classic classic code code word word for for â&#x20AC;&#x153;minoritiesâ&#x20AC;?). â&#x20AC;&#x153;minoritiesâ&#x20AC;?). But But he he will will undeserving also say say itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s OK OK that that government government sent sent trillions trillions of of dollars dollars to to Wall Wall Streeters. Streeters. also What youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve discovered discovered is is that that the the Me-First, Me-F Fiirst, Forget-Everyone-Else Fo orget-E Evveryone-Else What Crowd isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t interested interested in in fairness, fairness, empiricism empiricism or or morality. morality. With With 22,000 22,000 of of Crowd their fellow fellow countrymen countrymen dying dying annually annually for for lack lack of of health health insurance, insurance, the the their Me-Fiirst, Forget-Everyone-Else Fo orget-Everyone-Else Crowd Crowd is is merely merely using using the the argot argot of of fairness, fairness, Me-First, empiricism and and morality morality to to hide hide its its real real motive: motive: selfish selfish greed. greed. empiricism David Sir Sirota roota is an author and ppolitical olitical ccommentator ommentattor o bbased ased in Den Denver. nverr. Read e mor .davidsirrot ota.c a com. Read moree at www www.davidsirota.com.

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unreportedâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a fact borne out by the disparity between reported calls and Walnut Avenueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s case load of approximately 2,300 women every year who are victims of domestic violence. Steven Moore, head of the Domestic Violence Unit for the District Attorneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office, explains why. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is a lot on the line when someone calls domestic violence in: a relationship, kids and an economic situation,â&#x20AC;? says Moore. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not usually until the third or fourth event that it is reported. People usually think that it was just one incident or that it will stop.â&#x20AC;? Already six rural centers have been forced to close in California. At stake now are shelters and other services. â&#x20AC;&#x153;How do you tell someone, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Sorry, not today. Can you come back in three weeks for that restraining order?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? says Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien. Both organizations receive some federal funding and local donations and grants, but the state cut represents 30 percent of their collective budget and 50 percent of Walnut Avenueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s domestic violence budget. Supporters find the cuts short-sighted. â&#x20AC;&#x153;During economic hard times, domestic violence rises. When people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have jobs, they get more frustrated,â&#x20AC;? says Phillis Greenly, a member of the Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Commission education team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Instead of cutting funds we ought to increase them! This is taking money away from those who need it most.â&#x20AC;?0


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small step in moving people away from the Ford Expedition and toward the Ford Focus,â&#x20AC;? says Borenstein. The tax will slide along, inversely, with the price of oil. As the price of oil goes up, the pollution tax diminishes, and as gas prices drop the tax would increase. A severance tax on oil extraction would kick in as the price of oil climbed and the pollution tax amount sank, offsetting volatility. The spoils, calculated back in 2008 to be about $10 billion a year, would go to transportation, says Keeley. Borenstein says he would prefer to see the money go into the general fund. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anytime you start earmarking money, you end up with consequences that box us into bad decisions.â&#x20AC;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the only issue thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been raised with the tax. Jean Ross, executive director of the California Budget Project, has testified before the commission that a pollution tax is unfair to lower and middleincome families. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The amount that people drive doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t vary much on income. Lower income people end up spending a lot more of their income,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t grow. The goal is to have people consume less fuel. If they do that, your revenues are going to decline, not increase.â&#x20AC;? Dennis DeCota, executive director of California Service Station & Automotive Repair Association, and a gas station owner for 31 years in Marin County, agrees, adding, â&#x20AC;&#x153;What it does is take people looking for work, students, and people that are on fixed incomes and it really punishes them,â&#x20AC;? he says. However, DeCota was pleased, albeit skeptical, of one of the tax commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other recommendations: elimination of the state sales tax. He says he would gladly trade sales tax for a pollution tax, which is, according to Keeley, how people should view the commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recommendations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Taken as a package, most people will pay less taxes,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s never a constituency for higher taxes, only what taxes purchase. If you would like a cleaner environment, healthier families, what price are you willing to pay to make that happen?â&#x20AC;? 0


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realize what incredible people were involved in this thing called Santa Cruz surfing,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s done for posterity, man! Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so bloody cool!â&#x20AC;? Hickenbottom, a tanned, good-natured man with laughing hazel eyes and the upright, eternally youthful vibe of the soul surfer, speaks unselfconsciously about the Great Spirit and the role of service when he talks about the book. But it works on a material level, too, as a history of how boards themselves shaped the sport, the evolution from redwood plank to balsa to foam blank to shortboard fostering a constant expansion of maneuverability and athleticism. His book ends in 1968, after a decade of foam longboards had made possible the stylistic riding of the era. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In some ways it was more of an art form than an athletic endeavor,â&#x20AC;? he says. Even the hotdoggingâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;that quaint termâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;of the day was graceful. Of course surfing didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t end in 1968. Hickenbottom himself went on to adapt to the shortboard revolution of the 1970s and 1980s, and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s as excited about surfing today, tow-ins and all, as

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OR EVEN brand new music, the traditional expectation for personal artistic expression holds. Whatever else is afoot, the composer is expected to have â&#x20AC;&#x153;something to say.â&#x20AC;? So says Marin Alsop, music director of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, in defending her choices of orchestral music that she hopes will reward the hundreds who now f lock regularly to Santa Cruz, from near and far, each August. While Alsop and her amazing orchestra consistently deliver great

goods, the very personal expression on tap can be, and indeed often is, the exact challenge facing both composer and listener. For the latter, that has to be evaluated on the f ly, with little preparation and maximum conscious attention. Take David Heathâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rise from the Dark, heard on Festival opening night last Friday in its world premiere and the British composerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite among his works (as he said by way of introducing it). The 25-minute score calls for a virtually uncountable

number of sonic combinations and â&#x20AC;&#x153;specialâ&#x20AC;? effects. Composed 24 years ago, it took inspiration from the untimely death of a child and attempts to give the deceased a full lifetime of experience. Rhythmically charged episodes alternate with spacious â&#x20AC;&#x153;romanticâ&#x20AC;? passages on the orchestraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strings, often with plaintive wind solos. Stylistically, it sounds like the work of many other contemporary composers, rather in the box. The busier bits, where â&#x20AC;&#x153;everybody does everything all the time,â&#x20AC;? were difficult to track, hence to capture in memory. Nevertheless, Alsop and the orchestra gave as compelling an account as could be imagined. Outside the box, and the high point of the program, was Osvaldo Golijovâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Azul, a cello concerto in four movements that, as the composer said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;never touches the ground.â&#x20AC;? The soloist, Alisa Weilerstein, pretty well owns it now, after participating with the composer as he reworked the 2006 original. Weilerstein soared across the blue sky with riveting conviction. Golijovâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s instincts for â&#x20AC;&#x153;main eventâ&#x20AC;? tracking, clarity of resources and ease of expression feel totally comfortable in any style. In this case, there were Bach-like ostinatos supporting the outer movements, f litting firef lies in the nocturnal second movement and a virtuoso improvisatory third movement with soloist, exotic â&#x20AC;&#x153;nativeâ&#x20AC;? percussion and â&#x20AC;&#x153;hyperâ&#x20AC;?-accordion, for which Alsop stood without conducting. That electrifying moment, with hints of Indian ragas, became the obvious de rigueur encore. Australian Brett Deanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Amphitheater opened the show, and, on the following night, his Moments of Bliss, four â&#x20AC;&#x153;intermezzosâ&#x20AC;? from his only just completed opera, confirmed great variety and imagination. On that program, the standout work was Avner Dormanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s double-percussion concerto, Spices, Perfumes, Toxins, a staggering tour de force for (mostly) marimbas and drums that orchestra members Steve Hearn and Galen Lemmon nailed.

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Bleu and then yearning to take the good news of French cooking back to 1950s America. But in this scrumptiously artdirected version of 1950s Paris, she has a great good time. Watching this womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oversized delight in food and wine and sex is prime stuff. But there had to be some way to hold the film together, and sure enough disaster befalls. Half of this film is based on Julie & Julia, the hustledinto-print book version of a blog by Julie Powell. Amy Adams, the most charming young actress alive, plays Julie, and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still a horror. Powellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s schtick was cooking all the recipes in Childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mastering the Art of French Cooking in one year, a grim marathon conducted in a tiny Queens kitchen. She obsesses over this task while working a day job and browbeating her husband (Chris Messina). Director Nora Ephron tries for frankness in her script by having Julie Powell call herself a bitch. That isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough to rehab her.

Ephron may not have the taste or the patience to deal with a girl of our decade, compared to her more idealized notion of life in the 1950s. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s probably inadvertent, but the film has the aspect of a hit job on the blog generation. This is Ephronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best movie by a mile, but the dreary back and forth about Julie Powellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s problems are hard to bear. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a study in contrasts, for sure: one person marvels at life, another grinds. One person tries to bring joy to the world, the other tries to figure out the fast track to fame. JULIE & JULIA (PG-13; 123 min.), directed by Nora Ephron, written by Ephron and based on books by Julie Powell, Julia Child and Alex Prudâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;homme, photographed by Stephen Goldblatt and starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams, plays countywide.

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the set-up allows Michael Cera to play â&#x20AC;&#x153;Michael Cera,â&#x20AC;? which is all he can do anyway. And he wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sign on to the Arrested Development movie because heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s afraid of being typecast? That must be some kind of adorable joke only people who thought Juno was cute as the dickens can understand. (Opens Fri at The Nick.) (SP)

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around and appraise family heirlooms; (b) James Cameron, having run completely out of ideas, has reshot his 1986 science-fiction hit in his momâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s loft; or (c) Hollywood, having run completely out of ideas, is desperately trying to combine the alien-invasion genre with family fun. OK, the answerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;c,â&#x20AC;? but it would be â&#x20AC;&#x153;aâ&#x20AC;? if PBS had thought of it. (SP) /E/GE35=(R;

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by a girl he knew for about two years. She was called Summer (Zooey Deschanel). As Tom recalls this tale in random-accessed moments, we begin to see the bigger picture. (500) Days of Summer is allegedly an antiromantic film, but the result is yet another alterna-date movieâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a little brighter, a little more referential, than usual. The scenes donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go on so long that they wear out their welcome. And yet itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so full of negative spaceâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;places where jokes could have been planted, places where the characters could have been deepened. If only director Marc Webb had spent as much time thinking how to fill in the blanks as he spent murmuring, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be Annie Hall for our generation.â&#x20AC;? (RvB) 4C<<G>3=>:3(R;

146 min.) Forget Adam Sandlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s return to an actual dramatic role, what shocks everybody about this movie is the trailer that reminds them this is only â&#x20AC;&#x153;the third film from the director of Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin.â&#x20AC;? Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all sitting there going, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wait, doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Judd Apatow make every comedy now? No? Then why the hell is Seth Rogan in all of them?â&#x20AC;? Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in this too, by the way, playing a young comic whom Sandler begins to mentor after having a near-death experience. (SP) 54=@13 (PG; 88

min.) In the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;80s, there was an anime film that was called G-Force in America. It was an American version of the Japanese TV series Gatchaman, about superhero ninjas. Hollywood is now making a live-action film based on that same series. However, none of this really has anything to do with anything, since this is not that film. I just couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think of anything to say about a stupid Jerry Bruckheimer spy comedy starring computer-animated guinea pigs. (SP)

1=0@/ (PG-13; 120 min.) Behind-the-scenes moments to look for when this DVD comes out: Sean Penn is passed over for a role on the G.I. Joe team after he fails to demonstrate proper â&#x20AC;&#x153;kung-fu gripâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;eagle-eye visionâ&#x20AC;? in audition; producers screen Todd Haynesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 1987 underground film Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story, which was acted out with Barbies, and briefly consider casting actual G.I. Joe dolls; writers somehow remain blissfully ignorant to the fact that their plot point about the bad guys trying to destroy the Eiffel Tower was used in Team America: World Police, as a parody of how bad the plots for movies like this are; project stalls when everyone involved realizes a live-action movie based on plastic action figures is a really stupid idea, revived when Transformers becomes one of the most successful movie franchises in history. (SP) B636/<5=D3@(R; 100 min.) A satisfyingly low comedy with a sturdy plot and the wit to realize that the Three Stooges format is solid gold.Stick with it, since the first third is hit and miss; later, director Todd Phillips solidly builds the situations, thinking up strategies to bolster the risky comedy. (RvB) 6C;>2/G (R; 101

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(R; 138 min.) The soldiers of Bravo Company are stationed in Baghdad for the 2004 fighting. Central to the film is the mystery of Staff Sgt. James (Jeremy Renner) who comes in to replace a slaughtered demolition expert. Jamesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; risk-taking amazes and angers his subordinate, Sgt. Sanborn (Anthony Mackie). The suspenseful, grimly funny script is by coproducer Mark Boal. Renner is outstanding 578=3(@7A3=4B63 as the inhumanly

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brave demolition expert. Director Kathryn Bigelow does what Howard Hawks would do; she finds the cooperation between men of great competence in a killing trade, rather than pumping up rivalry. Bigelow breaks through the sense of anonymity that characterizes most Iraq war movies, where helmeted men move alike and talk the same terse slang. However, The Hurt Locker takes an essentially knightly view of the war, of men suiting up and closing their visors. Thus this is the first Iraq film an American audience can feel good about. Boalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s script does discover the hollow inside the brave James: the missing part that made him never stop to realize why he did his job. That final revelation is smart filmmaking. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just that the hollow inside this movieâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;inside almost all the war movies, even the good onesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t as easily seen. If war is a drug, as The Hurt Locker claims, whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pushing it? (RvB) 8C:738C:7/ (PG-13; 123 min.) See review, page 41. =¸6=@B3<(PG13; 97 min.) Quirky

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Island tourists discover theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re being hunted by a psychopath in what appears to be (despite a lack of credit) yet another version of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Most Dangerous Game,â&#x20AC;? the 1924 short story which has been adapted and ripped off more times than maybe any other piece of genre fiction. Steve Zahn and Milla Jovovich star. (SP) B63>@=>=A/:

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min.) World-weary psychiatrist Dr. Henry Carter (Kevin Spacey), all dogfaced with sleeplessness and indulgence in the evil herb, needs to heal himself. He has a real

workload: Kate (Saffron Burrows) and Evan (Joel Gretsch), a moviestar/rock-star couple known as Katevan, are on the verge of splitting. Shamus (Jack Huston, Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grandson) is an Irish actor unhappy with his work, Robin Williams is an aging movie star who canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop cheating on his wife, and Jeremy (Mark Webber), a lawnmowing nobody in this star-studded scheme. Lastly, workingclass African-American girl Jemmma (Keke Palmer) is seeing Dr. Carter but wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tell him why she has a cast on her arm from having tried to knock some sense into the mirror in her high school bathroom. So they go to the films together. Shrink insists everyone in LA is in the Industry, whether they know it or not. But the lifeaffirming, everythingto-all-people script keeps introducing new characters until, at the end, director Jonas Pate is forced to act with all the aplomb of a man herding cats. (RvB) A=C:>=E3@(PG-13; 100 min.) Promising but disappointing documentary by Jeffrey Levy-Hinte about the

African and American soul concert in Zaire in 1974 in connection with the Ali-Forman fight. It has great components: an irresistible clip of Miriam Makeba performing â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Click Song,â&#x20AC;? BB King doing his signature â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Thrill Is Gone,â&#x20AC;? some vintage era James Brown, and the unarguable highlight of the film, Bill Withers. Too much focus on the SpinalTapish goings on behind the scenes makes this an exercise in musical coitus-interruptusâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; every time you get into a groove, the film pulls you out. While When We Were Kings (upon which LevyHinte was editor) made Mohammed Ali just about the most fascinating man on earth, the Ali footage here merely reminds you that the quickwitted like to repeat themselves. (RvB) B63C5:GB@CB6

(R; 96 min.) After getting stuck with Seth Rogan as an arresteddevelopment geek in her last romantic comedy, Katherine Heigl now gets Gerard Butler as a douchebag radio personality. This woman deserves combat pay. (SP)


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Astrology Free Will

By Rob Brezsny

For the week of August 12 /@73A (March 21-April 19): I started producing some good work within 10 years of launching my writing career, but I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hit my stride until the 18th year. From what I hear, many other skills require a long training period as well. According to an Aikido adept I know, for example, a practitioner may require 30 years to master the moves and spirit of that martial art. And as for the ability to carry on a successful intimate relationship: It usually takes a lifetime. I hope this line of thinking helps you get a more practical perspective on the specific prowess youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to develop, Aries. Keep in mind that it probably wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be worth learning if you could become a wizard in a flash. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no rush. Give yourself credit for how far youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve come.

B/C@CA (April 20-May 20): Talk to yourself more and better. Not just with streams of chatter that meander aimlessly. Not with darts of self-deprecation mixed in with grandiose fantasies. No, Taurus. When I urge you to talk to yourself more and better, I mean that you should address your self with focused tenderness. I mean that you should be driven by the bold intention to lift up your mood, praise your skills, shower blessings on your vulnerabilities, and love yourself down to the core. You will attract cosmic assistance if you do this playful work. You will bathe your subconscious intelligence with healing luminosity.

53;7<7 (May 21-June 20): I climbed the endless steps to the sanctuary, brushing off large spiders that kept landing on me. I stood in the rain for hours waiting for the gates to open. The guardian of the threshold wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let me in until I answered his tricky and sometimes insulting questions. Through it all, I maintained my patience and poise and reverence. At no time did I give in to the temptation to curse the difficulties. And when I finally entered, when I got my chance to penetrate to the heart of the rose petalstrewn labyrinth, my persistence was rewarded. As I knelt there in amused awe, face to face with the sacred jokester, I got a useful answer to the most important question in my life. Would you like a comparable experience, Gemini? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s possible in the coming week.

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A1=@>7= (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): What tricks have you employed to outwit your fears in the past? Remember them. Review them. Next, think about the people who have inspired you to be more courageous than you imagined were capable of. If you take these two actions, you will prepare yourself well for the week ahead. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not saying that the things youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re scared of will be any bigger or badder than usual. But I want you to know that you now have the potential to gain a robust new power over them. A/57BB/@7CA (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You are currently getting more miles per gallon and more bang for the buck than you have in a long time. Your IQ is creeping higher. Your knack for scoring good parking places is at a peak. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll even go so far as to say that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been quite a while since youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been teased by such thoroughly useful temptations. And get this, Sagittarius: I suspect that you have an enhanced instinct for taking smart risks. The only downside of all this good news is that you may not know your own strength. That means you should test it fast; find out more about its potential. Otherwise, you might break someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heart by accident, or prematurely shatter the illusions of a person whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not yet ready to stop living in fantasyland. 1/>@71=@< (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be surprised if your whole life passed instantly before your eyes one day soon. Not because youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll come close to literal physical death or anything dangerous at all, but rather because you will have a brush with a magic power that could be yours in the future â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a magic power that will be possible for you to fully own only if you cut the umbilicus that links you to a dying source. Wow. Did I really say that in a fun little astrology column? And are you really prepared to change your life because of something you read in a fun little astrology column? I hope so. In the coming weeks, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be the fun little things that have the greatest potential to align you more closely with your soulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s code.

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Buckminster Fuller said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pollution is nothing but resources weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not harvesting.â&#x20AC;? If thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s true, Cancerian, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a lot of resources available to you right now, although they will have to be converted from their smoggy and effluvial state. So for example, if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a songwriter, the noxious emotions floating around could be raw material for a sparkling tune. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a lover, the peculiar vibes youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re dealing with could inspire you to prevent a dumb pattern from repeating itself.

you may not realize what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for until you find it. I advise you, therefore, to put into action the following five-point plan. 1) Suppress any know-it-all tendencies you might have. 2) Revive your childhood talent for being voraciously curious about everything. 3) Ask more questions than youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever asked before. 4) Figure out how to be receptive without being passive, and how you can be humble without muff ling your self-confidence. 5) Consider the possibility that you have a lot to learn about whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best for you.

:3= (July 23-Aug. 22): The monsoon rains have not

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blessed eastern India with their usual downpours this year. In response, frustrated farmers have resorted to a radical ritual: asking their unmarried daughters to get naked and plow the fields. They believe that this will embarrass the weather gods into acting correctly. In general, I approve of being creative in making appeals to deities, but I recommend that you use a different approach. Rather than shaming them into providing you with more love and mojo, try flattering them. As if you were celebrating Halloween early, go around impersonating a god or goddess who is overflowing with love and mojo.

from the ancient Greek writer Aesop to create a parable you can use in the coming weeks. Once upon a time there was a very thirsty crow. Rain hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fallen in a long time, and the creek from which sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d always drunk had dried up. Searching and searching for a bit of moisture, the crow finally happened upon a tree under which sat a ceramic pitcher with some water in it. But the pitcherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s neck was narrow, and the crow couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fit her beak past it to reach the water. Inspired by desperation, the crow at last got an idea. Why not drop small rocks into the pitcher, making the waterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s level rise? And thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exactly what she did. How sweet it was when at last she quenched her thirst.

D7@5= (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Two annoyances that had been bugging you before your exile have been neutralized. But youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve still got at least one more to go, so donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t relax yet. In fact, I think you should redouble your vigilance. Check expiration dates on your poetic licenses and pet theories. Scrub the muck from your aura, even if your friends seem to find it â&#x20AC;&#x153;interesting.â&#x20AC;? And learn to read your own mind better so you can track down any disabling thoughts that might still be lurking in remote corners.

:70@/ (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Your upcoming adventures will probably make no sense â&#x20AC;&#x201D; unless you redefine what constitutes â&#x20AC;&#x153;sense.â&#x20AC;? If you do that, your adventures could make absolutely lucid sense in a backward, upside-down way that will rejuvenate you sexually, spiritually and emotionally. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s another approach to understanding the point Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m trying to make: The epic drama youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re about to begin may yield no apparent lesson and provide no practical guidance â&#x20AC;&#x201D; unless you empty your mind and give up hope for extracting specific lessons and guidance â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in which case you will be flooded with wise insights.

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