Reviewed by Iona Childers, Courier Restaurant Editor
The Cheesecake Factory
925 Blossom Hill Road, San Jose, CA 95123
Fellow Courier Staff Writer, Jacqueline Truong, stared at me in utter disbelief when I told her I had never eaten at The Cheesecake Factory. Her shock was justified when I later found out that The Cheesecake Factory is a chain restaurant, and I had just admitted to never having eaten at one of the many Cheesecake Factories. Four restaurants happen to be within a twenty-five mile radius of Union City, twenty-eight total restaurants in California alone, and there is at least one Cheesecake Factory in thirty-two out of the fifty US states. Wow.
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By Carmen Shiu, Courier Entertainment Editor
Being a fan of sushi and seafood, there is no doubt that I loved Todai, one that used to be one of the best seafood buffets that I have ever been to.
After shopping in Stoneridge Mall in Pleasanton recently, my family and I decided to eat there. It was a place where you cannot eat too frequently or else the food just will not taste as good, similarly to the economic concept of the law of diminishing marginal utility. Wow, I cannot believe I just used a term I learned in economics class. Anyway.
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By Dana Llarena and Jessica Rosales, Courier Staff Writers
The Freshmenís lone sign.
For the third in the series of Spirit Week skits, the Freshmen delivered a skit deemed confusing by many audience members.
The set up was plain: the only way one could tell where the scene was taking place was because of a single sign. They even had technical difficulties, especially with their simple backdrops. There were many cast members in the Class of 2010ís skit compared to the Juniors, but fewer than the Sophomores. With all those members we would have thought they could have come up with a more original storyline. It was difficult to catch the lines that were said to introduce the plot, which is what led to confusion and the reason why we could not hear the names of the characters.
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Note: The Courier received two free tickets to a special premiere of this film from radio station Wild 94.9 in return for a promotional consideration.
Grindhouse Sends-Up B-Movies with Horribly Hilarious Results
Review by Fermin Sierra, Courier Staff Writer
Seemingly dropped on American Cinemaís doorstep out of nowhere, the action movie event of the year, Grindhouse
, has finally arrived. Paying homage to the shoddy filmmaking of 1970ís exploitation movies, directors Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino have crafted a double feature (complete with fake trailers crafted by other contemporary filmmakers) that rivals their predecessors in both gore and poor editing.
Posted by courier at 05:42 AM. Filed under: Entertainment
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By Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News (MCT)
Richard Gere as "Clifford Irving,"
and Julie Delpy as "Nina Van
Pallandt," in "The Hoax."
NEW YORK — In his new film "The Hoax," Richard Gere does a lot of fast-talking. As Clifford Irving, one of the most notorious scam artists the last century ever produced, Gere — wearing a bit of putty on his nose — shmoozes, cajoles, insinuates and babbles. As fast as the actor's feet moved in "Chicago," his mouth moves in this movie. And when Gere-as-Irving isn't talking, you can still see him thinking about what lie he'll concoct next.
Who is this guy, and what has he done with the real Richard Gere?
Not so fast.
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