October 17, 2013 |
Even some 800 miles away, in Brooklyn, N.Y., Jason Corbin couldn't help but hear about Chicago's struggles with increasing violence. “On the East Coast we turn on the news and the first thing we hear about is Chicago,” said Corbin, 32, a native of Long Island. As a firefighter and police officer, Corbin felt an obligation to keep the public safe, even if the distance between the two cities made it seem impossible. But as a self-proclaimed “tech guy,” he knew just the way to make it happen.
March 14, 2013 |
Negative five stars (out of four) An instant landmark of crap, “Upside Down” begins with an interminable voiceover as Adam (the permanently earnest Jim Sturgess of “Cloud Atlas”) utters, “The universe is so full of wonders,” and, “Gravity. They say you can't fight it. Well, I disagree. What if love was stronger than gravity?” Before you can start singing “Defying Gravity” from “Wicked,” the epically dreadful sci-fi/romance “Upside Down” becomes a black hole of pretentious self-parody.