I remember when I thought like a writer, all the time. Or, maybe it’s more accurate to say I remember when my imagination was wild. I could spend hours watching the raindrops pouring down the car windows, pretending they were in a race, desperately trying to outmaneuver each other to the finish line. I’d sit [...]
I can’t decide whether I feel strongly enough about the new Tom Cruise-driven Sci-Fi blockbuster, Edge of Tomorrow to write a big ol’ review of it or not, but while I think on that, enjoy the trailers shown at my theater before the movie. As always: info from IMDb, video from YouTube, commentary from moi.
As I prepared some notes for a piece on podcast recommendations, I realized that while I wanted to begin with, “If you’re under 350, you probably have been hip to this whole podcast phenomena for years, but I just caught on in 2012,” I couldn’t actually be sure that premise is correct. I know that [...]
Um, guys, have you seen Scandal? It. Is. Crazy. I mean, what are we supposed to do with this bizarre West-Wing-Gone-Wild mash-up of political drama and soap opera? What are we to do but…but…become sort of obsessed with it?
Oh Jesse Custer, you wacky, sexy, alcoholic, foul-mouthed, possessed-by-a-creature-as-powerful-as-God son of a bitch. I’ve missed you; and your girlfriend; and your (spoiler alert!) vampire buddy.
For those of you who might have stumbled across this page looking for a review or summary of Gone to Texas, or for those of you who want to [...]
Recently, a friend of mine posted a status update on Facebook about hearing an old Cranberries song on the radio and being transported back to her adolescence, driving around her home town with her friends. We’ve all been there. As soon as high school and college are over, their soundtracks become psychic time-machines, giving us [...]
Gillian Flynn is about to make all the money. Not only has the three time novelist signed a two-book deal with Random House, all three of her existing novels have been optioned for big-screen adaptations, two of which come out this year; and they’ve got some pretty [...]
The way I wanted to feel watching Spike Jonez’ Where the Wild Things Are – transported, engulfed, hoisted up on the shoulders of friendly monsters and carried through the movie – that’s how I felt watching his movie Her, instead. Well, maybe not the monsters part, but lifted high, [...]
Now that we are halfway through the traditional September – May television season, let’s check in with all those shows that filled up our DVRs and see which ones rose to the top, and which sunk like stones.
For my money, the two big winners of the new season are both shows I’ve discussed here [...]
Most years, I keep my resolutions simple. Back when I was a smoker, it was always to quit. That never worked, of course, but it was a good stand-by resolution. Ever since ending that addiction (on the 3rd of July, 2008), my New Year’s resolutions have been single words, sort of mini-mantras for how I [...]
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