24 April 2010
By Ryan Christopher DeVault
Lindsay Lohan was fired from the new movie The Other Side according to TMZ. The reason to fire Lindsay Lohan seems to have stemmed from their belief that Lohan is no longer a "bankable" movie star. It's definitely a plausible argument, and with all of the negative press that Lohan has been bringing herself lately, it's also nothing that any new film would want to associate with. It's been quite a while since Lohan was involved with anything that could be considered a success, with her last success considered to be Herbie Fully Loaded. That film only made $66 million in theaters though, coming from a script that the studio had been hoping would easily pass the $100 million threshold.
The recent years for Lindsay Lohan in Hollywood have just seemed to be a long line of bad decisions, both in film as well as in her personal life. She was paid $7.5 million to star in 2006's Just My Luck, but the film only made $17.3 million in U.S. box office receipts. Then there was I Know Who Killed Me, which only made $7.23 million in the U.S. She also failed to bring a strong audience to Georgia Rule, which brought in $18.9 million, and ran her total to just under $44 million combined in box office totals for her last three major films. It's not a great number with the rising cost of putting together a Hollywood picture, and had to be a strong consideration behind dropping her from this new film. The Other Sidehas quite a few recognizable names associated with the film already, including Woody Harrelson, Jason Lee, and Anjelica Houston. Billed as an adventure comedy, the film seems like one banking on a supporting cast that could work well together. The pitfalls of including someone in that mixture that is having legal problems can kill the bottom line for a film, and it seems that the producers no longer wanted to hitch their trailer to Lindsay Lohan. If she can't hold down a supporting role like this, it could quite possibly lead to the end of her acting career in movies. She had seemed to be the next big thing five years ago, but this could be the flame out that people were predicting.
23 April 2010
22 April 2010
Master of all, or mistress of all--aplomb in the midst of irrational
Imbued as they--passive, receptive, silent as they,
Finding my occupation, poverty, notoriety, foibles, crimes, less
important than I thought;
Me private, or public, or menial, or solitary--all these subordinate,
(I am eternally equal with the best--I am not subordinate;)
Me toward the Mexican Sea, or in the Mannahatta, or the Tennessee, or
far north, or inland,
A river man, or a man of the woods, or of any farm-life in These
States, or of the coast, or the lakes, or Kanada,
Me, wherever my life is lived, O to be
O to confront night, storms, hunger, ridicule, accidents, rebuffs, as
the trees and animals do.
18 April 2010
13 April 2010
"Some folks has a lot of things around them that shines for other peoples. I think that maybe some of them was in tunnels. And in that tunnel, the only light they had, was inside of them. And then long after they escape that tunnel, they sitll be shining for everybody else."
12 April 2010
Opening reception on Friday, April 16, 2010 from 6-9 p.m.
artlink contemporary art gallery
Check out work from local, regional and national printmakers. This is a beautiful exhibit that should not be missed!
Push Pin Gallery: Works from the F/8 Photography Club from the University of Saint Francis
07 April 2010
05 April 2010
Ben, an aspiring artist, develops insomnia after a painful breakup with his girlfriend, Suzy. To take his mind off of Suzy and to deal with the extra hours he has recently gained, Ben begins working at a local Sainsbury's supermarket, where he meets colourful co-workers. Among them is his colleague Sharon, on whom he quickly develops a crush.
As his personal means to escape the boredom inherent in the night shift, Ben lets his imagination run wild. In particular, he imagines that he can stop time so that he can walk around in a world that is "frozen" like the pause of a film. He imagines female patrons of the supermarket stopped in time, allowing him to undress and draw them. Keeley Hazell is one of the patrons Ben is able to imagine naked. Finally the ability to stop time becomes real, or at least Ben believes so.