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Summer is almost over and I’m relieved because I’m melting. But I’ve had more excellent reads this summer than I did in the past few years, and many of the standout books are August releases.
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Movie Review: COWBOYS & ALIENS

July 29, 2011 – 1:26 am | 10 Comments
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I went to a screening of Cowboys & Aliens last night and my trusty contributing writer, Eric Edwards, was there, too. The following is our discussion afterward.
But first, a quick synopsis: A man (Daniel Craig) …

THE HELP Movie Review + Cast Q & A

July 28, 2011 – 1:35 am | 13 Comments
Tyson with Lila Rogers as young Skeeter

Since I have not read Kathryn Stockett’s The Help (don’t hate; it’s in the pile), I went into the screening of the movie (opening August 10) with no expectations or prejudices. I came out with …

Movie Review: CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE

July 26, 2011 – 9:04 pm | 21 Comments
Crazy, Stupid, Love.

You might find the title Crazy, Stupid, Love an apt description of how summer flicks usually make you feel, but the movie itself can be described as Funny, Sexy, Sweet. All three adjectives also apply …

Movie Review: FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS

July 22, 2011 – 12:06 am | 4 Comments
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Justin Timberlake’s character, Dylan, has an impediment that prevents him from doing simple math, i.e. he thinks 6×3=92. But it doesn’t take someone with a math problem to see that Friends with Benefits, despite a …

Quick Movie Notes

July 11, 2011 – 10:58 pm | 4 Comments
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Here’s the first poster for The Dark Knight Rises. It’s clever in that Magic Eye way, which, come to think of it, I was never good at. But I figured out the trick in this …

Pop Culture Binge

July 5, 2011 – 3:32 am | 4 Comments
Walker (L) & Campbell-Martin

In addition to ingesting about two pounds of pasta salad, 3 bags of chips, 12 Popsicles, and 37 chicken wings over the long weekend, I also consumed a lot of pop culture stuff. Here’s a …

Movie Review: SUPER 8

June 8, 2011 – 1:24 am | 9 Comments
Chandler (L) with Abrams

*No spoilers*
When I read this article on Deadline.com yesterday that reported J.J. Abrams’s Super 8 is tracking softly because he’s being so secretive about it, I found it ridiculous. Moviegoers are supposedly not eager to …

Nerdy Links

June 2, 2011 – 9:25 pm | 13 Comments
F&G

Got lazy busy this week despite (because of?) the short week so I’ll just post or link to a few things I found interesting around the web.
Here’s the international poster for David Fincher’s adaptation of …

Trailer: ONE DAY

May 7, 2011 – 10:13 pm | 4 Comments
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Last summer, I reviewed David Nicholls’s book, One Day, which follows the relationship between friends Dexter and Emma by dropping in on them on the same date every year, from the time they meet on …

Movie Review: WATER FOR ELEPHANTS

April 26, 2011 – 11:29 pm | 14 Comments
WATER FOR ELEPHANTS

It’s always hard for me to write a review for something that I neither loved nor loathed. Such is the case for the movie adaptation of Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants (which I haven’t read), …

Hot Trailers: COWBOYS & ALIENS, RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

April 15, 2011 – 12:29 am | 10 Comments
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In case you weren’t watching the American Idol results show last night, the second Cowboys & Aliens trailer premiered and the movie, opening July 29, continues to look gooood. I can’t embed the video but …

Beverly Hills Film Festival

April 6, 2011 – 10:53 am | 2 Comments
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L.A. folks, did you know the Beverly Hills Film Festival starts today and runs through this Sunday, April 10th? The festival showcases independent films and tonight has the West Coast premiere of Conception, which was …

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