End of Days

‘Terminator’ MotB

(9.22) This week at Movies on the Block it’s ‘The Terminator.’ Writing in The New York Times, Janet Maslin described the convoluted denouement of this 1984 action, sci-fi movie in her mostly favorable review. Both he [Michael Biehn] and Mr. Schwarzenegger’s Terminator arrive in Los Angeles stark naked, and they must somehow find clothes, weapons …

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‘Dr. Strangelove’ At Providence Place

(9.21) Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see Stanley Kubrick’s epic 1964 satire “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” on the big screen. Four screenings are scheduled: 2pm and 7pm, Sunday and Wednesday. This movie may not feel quite as hilarious today, what with a certain presidential candidate …

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Eyjafjallajökull Redux

If  you like watching car-sized chunks of molten rock getting tossed into the air like babies, then check out  “Volcanoes: Nature’s Ticking Time Bombs” tonight on “60 Minutes.” Scott Pelley visits three of the world’s most active volcano sites, including the Yellowstone supervolcano which will take us all out someday but hopefully not till after …

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‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Screening And Q&A At The Cable Car

(10.24) Special event at the Cable Car Cinema this Thursday and it counts as going to church for the week I think (with the new pope, definitely). Meet that way-too-hot Jesus feller who made you so confused, and give Pontius Pilate a piece of your mind. Actors Ted Neeley (Jesus) and Barry Dennen (Pilate) will …

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This Friday: The Future of the Simpsons

This Friday marks the 15th anniversary of the original airing of the “Lisa’s Wedding” episode of The Simpsons. This anniversary is notable as the episode takes place 15 years in the future — in 2010. For me, it doesn’t seem nearly so long ago that the episode aired, but it’s funny to look back now …

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This Is How We Will Die

Another good reason to go to Jess and Jenna’s Young Invincibles Dance Rally in support of health care reform this Friday: your heart will soon explode*. First KFC introduced the Double Down chicken sandwich exclusively to Providence and Omaha, Nebraska (Two kinds of cheese? Chicken breasts instead of buns? Thanks, KFC!). Now southern New England …

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Summer Of Death, Kennedy Edition

There may be a hint of back-to-school in the air, but it’s still officially summer. Summer ’09. Summer of death. Summer that came in like a lion, and went out like a blood-thirsty madman hell-bent on slaying every beloved person this cruel world has ever known. Summer has now officially claimed its second Kennedy, baby …

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People Are Still Making A Hitler/Obama Comparison?

[youtube]tWwyjwmYMEs[/youtube] Seriously?!  Like, this shit would be hilarious if it weren’t so damned scary. What’s even more terrifying is that Dartmouth is only a 40-minute drive from Providence.  Do we have this level of home-grown crazy here in Rhode Island?  Because I swear to god, I’ll take names and go Barney Frank on your asses.

Summer of Death (Cont’d)

It’s been a cruel summer, folks. Nobody knows this more than acclaimed choreographer Merce Cunningham, who is now dead. Merce joins the ranks of Walter Cronkite, Karl Malden, Billy Mays, Gale Storm, Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Ed McMahon, David Carradine, Dom Deluise, Oscar Mayer, Frank McCourt, and Mollie Sugden, as victims of the bloodiest celebrity …

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