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As the titular character in Rene Denfeld’s The Child Finder, Naomi does exactly what her job description says: find missing children. Madison disappeared three years earlier, at the age of five, and her parents have …

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2010 Oscar Nominations & Script Giveaway

February 2, 2010 – 7:49 pm | 23 Comments
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By now, you’ve heard the Oscar noms (you haven’t? click here) and have probably dissected them with your friends, but I’ll throw in my two cents anyway and then get to the script giveaway.
The nominees …


Mel Gibson Goes to EDGE OF DARKNESS

January 29, 2010 – 11:01 am | 18 Comments
Edge of Darkness

Edge of Darkness is an appropriate title for Mel Gibson’s latest starring vehicle because the name is as blandly formulaic as the movie, and it tells you upfront it’ll only go to the edge, not …


Book Giveaway: Ben Sherwood’s THE SURVIVORS CLUB

January 24, 2010 – 6:30 pm | 29 Comments

It’s Monday. Do you think, “Damn, it’s gonna be another long week”? Or, “Hey, I survived my weekend”?
According to Ben Sherwood’s The Survivors Club, how you look at life can determine whether or not you …


Nerdies for Best & Worst of SAG Awards

January 24, 2010 – 5:50 am | 11 Comments

I usually love movie award shows but last night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards bored me. Many of the winners were the same as Globe winners from less than a week ago so I couldn’t muster …


Inside the SAG Awards’ Voting Process

January 22, 2010 – 2:21 am | 20 Comments
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The 16th annual SAG Awards are tomorrow, January 23, 2010 (televised on TBS and TNT), but before they’re handed out, I polled three different voters to see how they cast their ballots, not just who …


Tell Me a Story About…Chair

January 21, 2010 – 7:18 am | 19 Comments
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I had so much fun when we played our storytelling game last time (read it here), I decided to do it again. Based on an exercise Elizabeth Gilbert wrote about in her book Committed: A …


Behind the Scenes at the Golden Globes 2010

January 18, 2010 – 6:04 am | 5 Comments

After the ceremony (and maybe a party or two), a friend of mine who had attended the Globes called and we chatted briefly about some things that weren’t shown on TV. She wished to stay …


Nerdies for Best & Worst of 67th Annual Golden Globes

January 18, 2010 – 5:36 am | 4 Comments

I usually love me some Globes but last night while they were on, I was deep in HTML hell so my wrap-up will be a bit more succinct than usual. If you’d like a complete …



January 18, 2010 – 3:22 am | 34 Comments
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Usually when people get a facelift, they don’t talk about it. But I’m proud to say I’ve spent the last several days giving my blog an overhaul even Joan Rivers would envy.
First, if you followed …


No Limits on the Horizon for U2

March 1, 2009 – 10:06 pm | 9 Comments

So, U2’s dropping a new album Tuesday (download it from Amazon for only $3.99!) and I’m excited, having been a fan since 1980. But when it came to doing a review, I knew the best …


AMERICAN IDOL Season 8 — Finalists from Group 2

February 27, 2009 – 1:41 am | 9 Comments

Let’s get right to the point. The 3 who made the top 12 from this bunch were Allison Iraheta, Kris Allen and Adam Lambert. Save for the choice of Iraheta, who has an incredibly powerful …


THE REAPER Kicks Butt!

February 26, 2009 – 12:50 am | 6 Comments

Man, oh man, I just finished this book by Josh Bazell called Beat the Reaper and it was so good, I started writing this review before the book’s back cover had slapped shut. That’s how …

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