Sometimes, a cigar is just a cigar.
Musings on the remake of The Karate Kid in light of this whole “80’s Nostalgia” thing.
There’s really no place for the Force in a historical narrative of the First Galactic Empire.
Stolen from Kyle Cupp’s Facebook feed: “Whom would you cast in a remake of CLUE?”
Think about it before you click through, I don’t want to bias your results.
Why isn’t it Christmas yet?
Where I reflect on the importance of The Simpsons and their Halloween specials.
Before Saul Goodman, before those damned Chipmunk movies, there was Mr. Show, for my money the best post-Python sketch comedy show.
Oceans of water, oceans of time.
On Twitter, Gentleperson Emeritus Elizabeth Picciuto pointed out that “1995 has no business being 20 years ago.” So I googled the pop culture events of 1995.
They are, apparently, making a Peanuts movie.
On Holding Up
Netflix’s Bloodline was absolutely excellent television for almost the entirety of its first season. Turn it off three-minutes-and-thirty-seconds before it ends.
Last night, while “menu surfing” on my cable box in On Demand zones, I discovered (news to me!) that there’s not only an El Rey Network, but a From Dusk Til Dawn series with an already completed first season.
On the thing where you are watching a show with your significant other and then she goes on vacation.
There was Frank Rizzo. Open up your !@#$%^ ears jackass.
There are far too many science fiction films that left us asking: what happened? Thankfully, three recent documentaries get to the bottom of it.
Richard Burton eloquently discusses the problems with addiction.
The Joy Of Dates where You and Bae watch two separate movies. (Reviews pending)
View a bit of largely unseen work from a legendary “punked humor” comedian carrying the torch of a late (I think?) legend and close friend and working partner of his.
The Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the Religious Test Clause predictably collide with Obergefell v. Hodges in Eastern Kentucky.
Remembering a notorious hell-raiser. And a talented one at that.
When doing some light research for the new Mission Impossible movie, I stumbled across the interesting fact that Tom Cruise hasn’t had a real flop in 30 years.
Funniest Show Of 2014 Returns Tonight On Comedy Central.
The wisdom of a sports movie and the insight of a litigator show that the best time is now — right now — for the nation to reconcile some of its deep social fissures.
Film composer James Horner died earlier today in a plane crash in California’a Los Padres National Forest. May he rest in peace.
Movies, sports, food, relaxation, fun times. At least, hopefully that’s the sort of thing that your weekend promises!
“The Last Man On Earth” is good and you should watch it.
Go watch “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” right now. Don’t even bother with the review.
Should you watch Amazon’s Bosch? Yes, so long as you’re willing to accept goodness rather than greatness.
All comments about
The Academy Awards
Must be in haiku
Want a chance to re-do your past? Get a grain, relive all your life, share it with your friends. All you’ll lose is the ability to forget and move on. By zic.
Vikram’s title for this episode would have been “The Hedonic Exercise Bike”.
Black Mirror’s first episode, National Anthem, isn’t really the Twilight Zone-esque sci-fi show it claims to be. But it might be the best political/social satire ever produced for television. Spoilers herein, as well as disturbing sexual content. By Tod Kelly.
Notes I should probably be titling things Gilmore girls since that’s the show’s official title, but I hate how it looks in the header. That lower case “g” is, frankly, maddening. “Cinnamon’s Wake” Get it? Like Finnegan’s Wake? Only it’s Cinnamon, the now deceased cat of Lorelai’s next-door neighbors. Let’s forget for a moment that all of…
Notes I am absolutely floored by the response to the first post, which has been simultaneously energetic and incredibly weird. I don’t assume that this will continue but it is fun while it lasts. These seasons are twenty-plus episodes long. This will devolve into a bit of a grind, probably sooner rather than later. With…
At the very outset, I must acknowledge the following: many of the women in my life consider Gilmore Girls to be among the greatest television shows ever created. These women – including my wife and numerous lifelong friends – share a passionate dedication to the show and its characters. I have heard for years about the…