One of NPR’s pop culture reviewers got the cinematic equivalent of nachos with extra cheese sauce the other day. It’s fun and tasty even though you know it’s not good for you. The reviewer seems like she has only just discovered… Continue Reading →
I really wanted Man of Steel to be fun movie. And at times, it was. It was worth the matinee price. The superhero battle sequences are fun, if a bit silly, and the no-red-undies-on-the-outside, hex-mesh-fabric Superman outfit is an improvement over past… Continue Reading →
Tod Kelly asks me for the “[f]ive worst horror movies of all time… Not just badly made, but so unwatchable, boringly bad that even as a bad horror movie aficionado you would rather punch kittens than have to sit through them again?”… Continue Reading →
No, really. And it’s from a not otherwise very good Woody Allen movie. Sometimes I wonder why this isn’t enough for some people.
Now it can be told: the actual Cubs game Ferris Bueller attended on his day off.
I suppose that Othello will always look like Lawrence Fishburne, at least for the foreseeable future. Not that Fishburne wasn’t a good Othello, or anything. But I wonder if in this day and age, an actor could play Othello, or… Continue Reading →
Completely undeterred by my decidedly spotty track record from last year, I’m forging ahead with bold predictions for 2011. A little different format this year, grouping my predictions by subject area: International Relations: No nuclear weapon for Iran, no overt… Continue Reading →
Here were my predictions for 2010, and here’s how they did: Jon Huntsman will resign as ambassador to China and begin to lay the groundwork for a Presidential bid in 2012. Has not happened. In retrospect, I failed to credit… Continue Reading →
It was double feature Christmas Eve yesterday after The Wife got off work early (I had the day off). The selection at the theaters was Tron Legacy in 3-D and Black Swan. There is no point in seeing Tron in… Continue Reading →
Asks the confused reviewers at the CSM: “Why did ‘Tron: Legacy‘ do so well at the box office?” I recall predicting about this time last year that it would disappoint; if I am proven wrong that will not bother me… Continue Reading →