Headline »

April 10, 2017 – 6:34 pm | 4 Comments

I’ll be having a birthday soon, which means I’ll have to confront something on my list of fears. This year’s challenge: spring cleaning. [Insert horror scream here.] I think I’ll read a book instead and hope the …

Read the full story »
Books & writing

Book reviews and more

Movies

Advance movie reviews and behind-the-scenes discussions with filmmakers

Q & A

Nerd chats with writers and actors

Random Nerdy Stuff

Ramblings that defy categorization

TV

Recaps and reactions to some of your favorite TV shows

Home » Archive by Category

Articles in Movies

Academy Award Nominations 2012

January 24, 2012 – 1:55 pm | 21 Comments
Noomi_Rapace_as_Lisbeth

I’m sure you’ve heard the nominations so I’ll just share some of my reactions to them. For the most part, I like the nominees but of course, there were a few omissions I wasn’t happy …

HAYWIRE Q&A with Steven Soderbergh and Cast Members

January 19, 2012 – 5:45 pm | 2 Comments
haywire jason merritt getty images

Last November, Haywire was the secret screening at the AFI Fest, with a Q&A session afterward with director Steven Soderbergh, Gina Carano, Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor, moderated by Joel McHale. I discussed the movie back …

Who’s That Actor?! Pt. 3

January 18, 2012 – 1:09 am | 15 Comments
her!

In the last month or so, I’ve watched a lot of films and TV and noticed how many actors show up repeatedly. I’m not talking about big stars but thespians who do a ton of …

Golden Globes 2012 Fashion Roundup

January 16, 2012 – 1:56 am | 11 Comments
TildaSwinton-GoldenGlobes

The red carpet arrivals started at 3 p.m. PST, and I thought I’d watch this live, too. Mr. PCN came in after a while and watched with me, and I think it’s clear his observations …

Golden Globes 2012 Recap

January 15, 2012 – 11:18 pm | 7 Comments
69th Annual Golden Globes Awards - Show

I usually DVR the show so I wouldn’t have to watch commercials, but for once, I thought I’d try watching it live (it started at 5 p.m. PST) and blog my reactions to it without …

My EXTREMELY LOUD Thoughts on the WAR HORSE WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO

December 19, 2011 – 11:57 pm | 7 Comments
EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE

OK, my thoughts aren’t THAT loud and there are no tattoos on Joey, the horse in War Horse (there is a birthmark), but I am combining my thoughts on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, …

Movie Discussion: THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN

December 15, 2011 – 3:36 am | 12 Comments
snowy

Today I’m discussing The Adventures of Tintin with my regular contributor Eric Edwards. This is partly because I wanted someone else to do half the work, but also because I thought another point of view …

Mini Reviews: MI:4, CARNAGE, YOUNG ADULT

December 12, 2011 – 10:15 pm | 2 Comments
YOUNG ADULT

I’ve seen so many movies lately and am so behind on reviews that I realized the only way to get them done is to write mini ones. Today’s batch:
Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol (Dec. 16)
I didn’t like …

Tired Soldier Spy(ing) on Firth

December 7, 2011 – 11:42 pm | 9 Comments
Firth & Strong

I went to a Variety screening of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy last night, something I was looking forward to seeing. Unfortunately, running on only four hours’ sleep from the night before, I nodded off at …

Movie Review: SHAME

December 2, 2011 – 3:34 am | 4 Comments
shame carey

If you haven’t heard already, let’s just get this out of the way: Michael Fassbender goes full frontal and this movie is rated NC-17. But neither is the reason you should see it. Despite its …

Movie Review: WE BOUGHT A ZOO

November 29, 2011 – 2:13 am | 6 Comments
we-bought-a-zoo, scarlett & maggie

There’s much ado about We Bought a Zoo (out Dec. 23) being Cameron’s first movie in six years, and whether or not this skews closer to Almost Famous or Elizabethtown. Being a family movie, it …

Movie Review: HUGO

November 22, 2011 – 1:04 am | 7 Comments
hugo & toy owner

It’s ironic that a movie about the wonderment of movies lacks that very quality overall, but that’s the case with Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, based on Brian Selznick’s Caldecott Award-winning novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret. …

Theme Tweaker by Unreal