Issue 701

25th March, 2010 - 14th April, 2010

A Reluctant Cult Hero; An Unexpected Ending

You may not know the name but you’ve heard the music. Alex Chilton first gained prominence as the 16 year-old gravelly voiced singer for the Box Tops - a hit-making pop-soul band from Memphis.

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Unfortunately, The Bounty Hunter does not fare as well, unless your idea of a good time is to watch two ex-spouses verbally slam each other amongst a tapestry of clueless characters. The main reason for the stench in this film is the script, which is riddled with cliché’s, action movie standbys, and a confusing web of subplots.

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Hubble 3D is a fresh documentary about the STS-125 Mission that took place in May, 2009. This was a routine maintenance mission for the Hubble telescope filmed in Imax 3D from the shuttle’s cargo bay.

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Seeking to Showcase Nationally Emerging Poets & Artists

On a cold January Friday night, bodies crowded into Court Street Gallery in Old Town Saginaw. Some people had come from Bay City, Midland, and even as far away as Mt. Pleasant, and the seats which had been set up in rows earlier in the day, quickly filled up until it was standing room only.

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Ruthy Kwiatkowski and Rachel Stecker are the core members of an ever-shifting ensemble of musicians that call themselves Temporary Limbs. When I first encountered them I was immediately impressed about their distinctive approach to popular music and blown away by the interplay between the piano, saxophone and cello, which are the key components of their sound.

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A Review 31st Anniversary Retrospective

This issue marks the 31st Anniversary of Review Magazine, which annually has become both a humbling and gratifying experience for me.  Sorting through back archives to come up with a retrospective of the issues and topics occupying center stage in these pages has resulted in an emotional kaleidoscope of memories and surprises.

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The Runaways opened this weekend in national release to very good reviews.  Karina Longworth wrote in the Village Voice, "The movie is at its best when working through the contradictions of teen sex-for-sale, when it's both turn-on and creep-out.

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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is right on track. It’s a stylish thriller with real complexity, people with interesting faces, and a sensational actress cast as an ambisexual Goth hacker heroine.

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If you were a fan of director Jonathan Demme’s concert film Heart of Gold, you will love his latest concert documentary, which is part two of a trilogy celebrating Neil Young’s music. Neil Young Trunk Show opened this weekend in key cities to very good reviews.

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When the 8th Annual Saginaw On Stage showcase takes flight at Apple Mt. Resort on Saturday, April 3rd, over 28 bands and artists will be performing on five stages, giving music lovers in the Tri-Cities an opportunity to sample a broad musical smorgasbord of live entertainment ranging from Folk, Blues, Country, Pop, and Rock to Celtic, Gospel, and even ‘barbershop’ music thrown in for good measure.

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