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Portland Center Stage invites Portland to return to the turn of a different century for "Ragtime," a Tony-Award winning musical based on the classic novel by E.L. Doctorow. From Sept. 25 through Nov. 1. 2009


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Carmen Nazario, president of ELYON International Inc. of Vancouver, is the Oregon Minority Small Business Person of the Year, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced. "Carmen's innovation, vision, and perseverance in pursuing her entrepreneurial dreams are a model for others to follow ...


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Megan Fox Delivers Unlikeable Cannibal Character

Megan Fox's "Transformers 2" may have been the biggest box-office hit of the summer, but her new film, "Jennifer's Body," has a better chance of becoming the biggest flop of the fall...


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Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun


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Tyler Perry back in drag for a music-driven morality play


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Theron and Basinger co-star in convoluted mystery courtesy of Guillermo Arriaga


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Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

For movies opening September 18, 2009

 

 


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Gamer -- Film Review

If the trans-human future predicted by visionary Ray Kurzweil in his best seller The Age of Spiritual Machines is at all accurate, then it is only a matter of time before a disturbing dystopia such as the one in Gamer might come to pass. Set in 2034, the chilling, sci-fi scenario established at the outset is dominated by Ken Castle (Michael C. Hall), a diabolical billionaire with mind-control technology at his disposal.
The world has been divided into the "haves" and the "have-nots," with the members of the former group paying Castle for the privilege of controlling the behavior of the latter group in one of two high-tech, virtual reality video games.

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Extract: Film Review

While Mike Judge may be best known as the creator of the MTV animated series Beavis and Butthead, he also has a cult following of devoted movie fans who love his live-action masterpieces like Office Space and Idiocracy. But they are apt to be disappointed by his latest offering, Extract, an ensemble comedy starring Jason Bateman as a sexually-frustrated, flavoring factory owner.


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Bio-Pic about Brilliant Black Brain Surgeon Released on DVD.

World-renowned Dr. Ben Carson has long been considered by his colleagues as the best pediatric neurosurgeon around, so it's no surprise that he remains in such great demand. Unless you've read his autobiography, Gifted Hands, you probably have no idea how many hardships Dr. Carson encountered en route to reaching the pinnacle of his profession. For he and his brother, Curtis (Tajh Bellow) were raised in the slums of Detroit by an overwhelmed, divorced single-mom (Kimberly Elise) who juggled numerous jobs as a housekeeper and babysitter just to keep a roof over their heads.

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