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I’m getting tacos from the Entourage truck

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Choosing a place for lunch in West Philadelphia is always interesting. There are a lot of options ranging from gourmet burger joints to questionable food trucks, but I tend to stick with my usual places (much like where I park). It’s Friday, I decided to venture out and it was impossible to avoid seeing this image of Jeremy Piven selling Mexican food.

The truck is called “Coup de Taco” and my Thai chicken rice bowl was very tasty. Look for this truck on 40th Street between Walnut and Spruce or weeknights at 11:30PM on myphl17.

2409
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REVIEW: the social network

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This movie is very good.  This should not surprise anyone that likes David Fincher. He has made some of the better pop movies of the past fifteen years.  Se7en, Fight Club, and The Game are all really good movies.  Yeah, The Game is a good movie.  I liked Zodiac a lot, but I know it is not for everybody.  The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is for nobody.  Thankfully, the social network makes us forget about that awful movie pretty quickly.

The film follows the founding of facebook up until its 1,000,000th member.  The story is told in flashback form, which is actually handled in an interesting way.   Read more of this article »

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REVIEW: Buried

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I think a lot of people have the wrong idea about this movie.  I walked into it thinking it was a semi-horror flick.  It is not in the least.  Its plot and structure are closer to an action movie than a horror movie.  I thought I’d be claustrophobic.  While at times I was a bit claustrophobic, the movie is shot in a way that makes you forget you are in such a confined space.  This does not mean the movie cheats.  It doesn’t.  At no point in time does Ryan Reynolds’s character do things that would normally be impossible in a regular sized coffin.  That is probably the most remarkable part about this movie.   It feels absolutely real.

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2009
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How I spent my Summer (Spider-) Vacation 2010

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I had the chance to get away over the last few weeks and made a serious effort to avoid anything resembling work. As a result, I managed to read a few comics that have been laying around this place for a while. This was the same plan I attempted last year, but as you’ll see, my reading list has changed quite a bit.

Last summer, I took a fairly eclectic mix of books away with me in a little box, and I even started writing this post about them. All the big names were there: the X-Men (X-Men Forever #1, Dark X-Men: The Beginning #2New Mutants #2-3), some Marvel Cosmic stuff (Nova #26-27Skaar: Son of Hulk #6-12War of Kings: Savage World of Skaar), a few Avengers (Mighty Avengers #24-27, New Avengers: The Reunion #2-4Ms. Marvel: Storyteller), even some things that aren’t normally on the reading list (Batman and Robin #1, Warren Ellis’ Ruins).

What I came away with after reading all this is that  I should have never continued with Mighty Avengers after Brian Bendis left the title. Everything else was rather satisfying, but it solidified my decision to stop buying a lot of books. One of the stand outs that I didn’t mention was Amazing Spider-Man: The Short Halloween by SNL’s Bill Hader and Seth Myers. It’s a fun book, but remembering it makes me sad about what I’m coming away with this year:  there’s just too much Amazing Spider-Man each month.

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1409
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REVIEW: Brightest Day #9

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After a week off in observance of Labor Day, we’re back to discuss DC’s Brightest Day #9. This time around we clarify who the Aquaman expert around here is and how to most effectively booby-trap a magic forest.

We usually spoil things along way.

PTB: The big revelation surrounding Aqualad comes to light this issue as we learn that he’s Black Manta’s son, and somehow Mera knows this?

Also, Aqualad’s powers seem like they might be similar to the water constructs Mera’s people can create. Could he be Mera’s son as well? Or maybe one of her people?

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