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2002

65 Posts

I avoided seeing The Piano Teacher when it was in theaters in the States last spring because I didn’t want...

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Okay, Tolkien by himself (or even filtered through the eyes of demigod Peter Jackson) generally bores me, but somehow the...

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It’s doubtful this will be of any interest to many people besides me, but since I can think of at...

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Last night was an inspiring Ad Club lecture at York College given by Jim Sherraden, the disarmingly charismatic head of...

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I really have to start trusting my instincts. Hell, even trusting the evidence of my senses would have sufficed in...

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Halloween was fun. The afternoon was begun with a matinee of P.T. Anderson’s pitch-perfect Punch-Drunk Love, and rounded out by...

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Happy Birthday, Dad! Lethargy month is drawing to a close. I’ve been out and about for the usual films and...

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I’ve been back from Ottawa for nearly a week now and the annoying cold I contracted while I was there...

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I’ll be in Ontario for the next five days at the Ottawa International Animation Festival. Some brief scattered comments before...

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I caught a free sneak preview of Das Experiment last night. It stars Moritz Bleibtreu of Run Lola Run fame...

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Apparently a 2-disc Faith No More tribute album called Tribute of the Year: A Tribute to Faith No More was...

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There was much rocking this week. Saturday night was Andrew W.K. in Jersey, at this weird sprawling complex filled with...

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Big congratulations to my good friends Kim and Kevin, who decided this weekend that they’re going to get married next...

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While I’m sure all (3) of my regular readers are enjoying my media critic pretensions, the About section does say...

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Oh man, this Interpol Turn on the Bright Lights album is soooo good; I cannot stop listening to it. Spacey,...

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My animated LEGO Trilogy shorts collection will be screening at the Bumpin’ Big Top at midnight this Saturday as part...

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During a relaxing and uneventful four days in Ocean City, MD, I couldn’t say no to “The Metal Issue” of...

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After having been informed that an MP3 from the forthcoming Dillinger Escape Plan / Mike Patton collaboration is now online,...

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I drove 100 miles last night to see Andrew W.K. play in Towson, MD (near Baltimore). I found out about...

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At long last, “The Simpsons: The Complete Second Season” DVD set arrived yesterday. As with the first season set, the...

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M. Night Shyamalan is smart. He knows people don’t want to see a movie about Mel Gibson struggling with his...

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This month’s Exhumed Films event (which was last night) featured two films from Stuart Gordon and Brian Yuzna, the director/producer...

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Mary and I were all set to go see Tuatara last night before we discovered that they cancelled the show...

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Friday night was a rewarding but ultimately forgettable show at the Troc with The Shins, Beachwood Sparks, and some horrible...

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You may or may not have noticed that I redesigned the site. Welcome to robweychert.com Version 2, lovingly dubbed “The...

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Ah, the Khyber. I hadn’t been there in awhile. Tonight’s crowd was just the size I like: the audience was...

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I was very pleased today to discover that the lineup on the new Skeleton Key album Obtainium is identical to...

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Great show last night at the Balcony. Thoughtstreams kicked off the show around 10:00. I’d heard of them before (mostly...

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Volumes 1 and 2 of the Lost Film Fest DVD compilations are now available. I’m not sure if they’ve actually...

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We finally got the pictures and video online from the Summer Camp Slasher Birthday Bash at Camp Naked Terror. The...

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This is a really neat idea: The 5K is a contest that challenges web designers to create a site with...

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Just got back from a weekend in New York, primarily for two nights’ worth of sold out shows at North...

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There are still a couple days left to check out the Lost Film Festival 7.0 in West Philly; it is...

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Happy Birthday, Mom! Today I am learning how to use Corel KnockOut 1.5 (the new version is procreate KnockOut 2)....

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The Summer Camp Slasher Birthday Bash at our house this weekend was a huge, bloody success, so thanks to everyone...

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I’d swear it used to be possible to provide a direct link to a wish list on CDNOW… Whether or...

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The bad news: Tuesday’s Mogwai show in Brooklyn sold out before I could get tickets. Although I bet if I...

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My Def Leppard Pyromania cassette is about fifteen years old now and barely plays anymore, so I finally replaced it...

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I finally saw Miller’s Crossing this weekend; it was the last of the Coen brothers’ films I hadn’t seen. It...

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It’s a three movie week. Spiderman was pretty fun; it’s rare these days for a movie to have an acceptable...

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I have returned from Ireland in one piece. Details and photos should be up within a few days, but I...

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Ireland: Day 7

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Ireland: Day 6

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Ireland: Day 5

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Ireland: Day 4

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Ireland: Day 3

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I’m in Dublin today and tomorrow and this cyber cafe ain’t cheap, so I’ll just briefly say that the trip...

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Ireland: Day 2

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Ireland: Day 1

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A quick link before I’m off: my illustrator friend Jim Horwat launched his site today. He has a slick style...

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Tomorrow afternoon I leave for a week in Ireland with the fam, armed with a stack of Irish literature for...

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Czech surrealist Jan Švankmajer’s fantastic Conspirators of Pleasure screened tonight at the International House. This is the first Švankmajer feature...

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I hadn’t been to the Philadelphia Museum of Art in a year or so, so I went on Saturday. Primary...

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Yesterday I escaped the unseasonable sweltering heat for a couple hours with a visit to the Philadelphia ICA. The Photogenic...

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Should I go see Trouble Every Day on Thursday or should I go see The Locust? I don’t think I’ll...

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I survived the trip home, and apparently spring arrived while I was gone. The ice cream man is in full...

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Detroit is interesting in a ghost town kind of way. About half of the city’s buildings are vacant. And aside...

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I’m in Detroit today. Last night I got a little driving tour and today we’re gonna do some book-shopping and...

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Last night was a fund-raising party at the Heaven Gallery in Wicker Park for the upcoming Version02 Festival (which I’m...

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My friend and Grand Theft Auto 3 provider Kevin Cornell is currently the featured artist on Media Inspiration, where his...

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My generous hosts and I got back a couple hours ago from seeing a gorgeous digitally remastered 70mm print of...

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Today I drove seven hundred something miles to Chicago. If you didn’t know, Ohio and Indiana offer little in the...

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For some reason, yesterday afternoon I decided I wanted to learn more about the history of Photoshop. After hunting around...

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Thanks to everyone who has given me feedback so far via e-mail and message boards. There will be some minor...

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Welcome, friends, colleagues, and strangers. This is the eighth redesign of this web site and the first to go live....

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