Blue State (2007)

Dec 22, 2010 by Mr. Nau Breckin Meyer and Anna Paquin star in this low-budget independent comedy about a Democratic activist who makes a drunken promise to move to Canada if Kerry loses the 2004 election. With a poorly-researched story and mediocre acting, this picture is sometimes ridiculous but still delivers a few laughs. Grade: […]

DJ Heather – Dancefloor Principles (2003)

Dec 21, 2010 by Mr. Nau DJ Heather throws out a jacking set of classic Chicago house music in this Nordic Trax release. For over an hour, she drops over a dozen classic Windy City stomps with an energy similar to her live sets. This mix will keep your feet tapping and head nodding for […]

Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson – Rework (2010)

Dec 21, 2010 by Mr. Nau Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, the two founders of web application company 37signals, chronicle their unconventional ideas about entrepreneurship and innovation in this incredibly inspiring book. In sensible axioms and insightful explanations, they describe how to break the rules, defy the status quo, and build a successful, agile […]

War, Inc. (2008)

Dec 17, 2010 by Mr. Nau In this ridiculous war parody, John Cusack stars as the hitman hired by a corporation to take out the oil minister in a fictional Central Asian country, occupied by a menacing multinational defense company. The whole thing is a horrible mess from the ludicrous story to the dopey supporting […]

James Zabiela – Utilities (2005)

Dec 14, 2010 by Mr. Nau James Zabiela unleashes a progressive house mix full of strange samples from a variety of sources, including campy science fiction movies and robot voices. Some of the tracks in these two hours are jaw-dropping, many of which are Zabiela originals, while other fillers distract from an otherwise solid groove. […]

Brick (2005)

Dec 13, 2010 by Mr. Nau After his girlfriend disappears, Brendan sets out to infiltrate his high school’s criminal underworld to get to the bottom of things in this very tight, edge-of-your-seat noir thriller. Joseph Gordon-Levitt leads a talented, but mostly unknown, cast in a superbly-written piece full of unexpected twists. Grade: A-. IMDB: Brick. […]

Departure Lounge – Too Late to Die Young (2002)

Dec 21, 2010 by Mr. Nau This indie album, Departure Lounge’s last, features solid cuts with good song-writing. An overly long meandering instrumental drags the middle a little bit, but other songs, like the acoustic Along Again And, wistful I Love You, and low-fi What You Have Is Good carry the record pretty well. Grade: […]