The challenge now for Murphy and his suddenly-more-famous band " which includes the core members Pat Mahoney on drums and Nancy Whang on keyboards, along with the guitarist Al Doyle " is to transcend the insta-nostalgia of a reunion tour while contending with those sceptical fans who felt betrayed by the Jay-Z-like retirement fakeout
Hawley calls his "Massacre at Sioux Falls" opening, with its grainy, black-and-white faux-film fakeout
, "a sort of reverse 'Sopranos' ending.
It has a flip-kicking ladder, fakeout
trap floor, and opens to reveal Don's Turtle Tech Lab.
Business-owner members sign a code of conduct and gain access to state-approved responsible-server training, The Cops in Shops program (for off-premise establishments) and Operation Fakeout
, an on-premise program created by the Alcohol Unit of the Montgomery County Police.
Those signs of recovery that we were seeing last year were a fakeout
See Garance Franke-Ruta, "The Fakeout
," TAP, April 2003.
Make no mistake: This thing is a lot of disreputable fun, even after a third-act fakeout
so brazen it makes you want to slap the filmmaker.
The final shootout and fakeout
in Heist isn't just tacked on, it's a gratifying resolution.
In the alternate history of Earth set forth in Meg LeFauve's screenplay, the dinosaurs were not wiped out 65 million years ago by a wayward asteroid--as shown in a sly fakeout
of an opening sequence--but instead survived, thrived and developed a remarkably advanced agrarian society, which explains (sort of) how a family of green, long-necked dinosaurs came to own a cornfield and a chicken coop on the banks of a river in what looks like prehistoric Wyoming.
Well into adulthood, but pointedly lacking any kids or long-term relationships of their own, Annie (Kidman) and Baxter (Bateman) are still trying to process the damage wrought by their parents, a pair of celebrated New York performance artists named Caleb (Christopher Walken) and Camille Fang (Maryann Plunkett), who have mastered a brand of socially deviant, flash-mob-style public fakeout
At other points, the actor provides the point of view in fakeout
scenes that pay off like the "Gotcha
is a telling introduction to documaker Andrea Segre's first narrative feature, a thin but attractively opalescent immigrant study, prioritizing exquisite, atmospheric detail over the bigger picture.