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04.01.2014 | | Posted at 02:00 PM

A lot, actually

By Evan Rytlewski
They say eyes are the window into the soul, but for my money, music tells you way more. At the start of each Brewers season I scour the team’s entrance music searching for clues into what each pick says about the players’ tastes, mindsets and prospects for success, and this year’s roster is loaded with some particularly cogent selections. Here’s a rundown of what each song tells us about t...
Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Space Family Smith

 Love and rivalry between father and son, the odyssey of searching for a passage home, the slaying of monsters—ancient and enduring themes in myth and literature. After Earth shapes them as science fiction with Will and
Monday, May 27, 2013
 One thousand years in the future, humanity has abandoned earth and now resides somewhere beyond our solar system. The Legendary Ranger, Cypher Raige (Will Smith), is training his undisciplined teenage son Kitai
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
When people take advantage of the ambiguity of identity at the expense of others, it can get positively revolting. Take the case of David Hampton, a man who passed himself off as the son of Sidney Poitier in the early '80s. Hampton conned money...
Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008

Will Smith’s disappointment

Will Smith is one of contemporary Hollywood's most likable stars; alas, Seven Pounds is perhaps his least likable movie. He plays Ben Thomas, a morose and suicidal IRS agent-or at least he might be a taxman, a confusing early scene at a corporate seminar notwithstanding-afflicted with memories of a beautiful wife lost to him forever. The flashbacks eventually reveal a car accident with seven fatalities all told. It transpires that Ben was to blame. That he was texting while driving serves as the story's most apposite moral. Agent Thomas appears to be on an...

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