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Illegal Use of Joe Zopp Movie Review

Illegal Use of Joe Zopp Narrative, 90 min Directed by Sarah Rykal Landlocked: Saturday, August 23, 9:30pm Filmmakers constrained by a cheaper-than-dirt budget often turn to horror or shoot-em-up action for their first movie foray. In these dark and gritty cinemascapes, the limits of DIY filmmaking can actually enhance a film instead of hinder it. […]

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Dark Knight Movie Review

Dark Knight 150 min Directed by Christopher Nolan Every summer, a new round of superheroes arrive as a pulp retreat from the oppressive summer heat…or so it used to be. Not this time. Dark Knight is not mindless summer escapism but a brutal caricature of our own sinister world. Putting as much distance as possible […]

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Simple pleasures

Quick. Name the #2 rated show in America. No, it’s not CSI: Law & Order Unit. It’s ABC’s Wipeout. I have to admit, I love it. Our society has had a long love affair with pratfalls and groin shots. America’s Funniest Home Videos was built on the concept, and YouTube exploded into the collective conscious […]

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Home Is Where the Flood Is

On my first trip to Normandy Drive, four months ago, I marveled at the stately old trees and the modest well-kept homes that lined the wide streets. I thought it was the perfect place to buy my first home. When I drove out of my new neighborhood one night—only four weeks removed from sinking my […]

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Little Village is back!

That’s right Iowa City, your beloved source for news and cultural commentary is back on the racks. After a short hiatus, we have returned bigger and better than ever. We’ve got 8 more pages, more color and now this dandy little blog to boot. I’ve just returned with the very first issue (6,000 of them) […]

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