Archive for April 2011

Watch 'Parks & Recreation' - Soulmates

I didn’t think it was possible for me to love Parks & Rec more than I already did, but then they went and matched up Leslie and Tom on Hoosiermate.com.  (In related news, how is Hoosiermate.com not a real website?  Hoosiers need love too.  I mean, the ones who don’t marry their first cousins do,... Read more »

Must Watch: Conan Takes On Thor

I hate to say it, but this actually looks better than the real Thor trailer.  Imagine if Randall, the narrator of the Honey Badger video, voiced the character of Thor, and you’ll get a good sense of how this plays out…

Movie Review - The Conspirator

BY ROBERT HAMMERLE, guest contributor to Hammervision He stood in the crowd, tears in his eyes, as he stared at the scaffolding containing his client and her other three condemned co-conspirators. Having nobly fought to save her life, he now could only look on in anguish at the magnitude of the injustice. She stood there... Read more »
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American Idol Recap - Songs of the Aughts

Guys, I’m a little pissed off.   Where in the Hades was Will.i.am tonight?  Did he have somewhere better to be on a Wednesday night or whenever they tape the rehearsal packages?  Did he blow us off this week because Rio happened to open last Friday and he no longer needed to remind us of... Read more »

Movie Review - Win Win

BY ROBERT HAMMERLE, guest contributor to Hammervision “Win Win” is a glorious film about average human beings struggling with the imperfections inherent in the human condition. As he did with “The Station Agent” (2003) and “The Visitor” (2007), Director Thomas McCarthy has painted a cinematic tapestry that shows small, decent people fighting to keep their... Read more »

Movie Review - Rio (***)

RIO.  96 mins.  G.  Directed by Carlos Saldanha. Rio is a cheery, colorful animated film that kids are sure to dig.  The script is serviceable, and avoids any real missteps.  The animation by Blue Sky Studios (Ice Age, Horton Hears a Who) is crisp and playful.  The voicework by actors like Jesse Eisenberg and Anne... Read more »
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MUST WATCH: Monopoly Parody Trailer

Some of you may recall that about a year ago, word was spreading through Hollywood that, in a sure sign of the apocalypse, esteemed director Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator) was going to direct a film adaptation of the classic board game, Monopoly.  The project never really came to fruitition (thank god), but the... Read more »

Top 10 Least Sexy "Sexy" Male Movie Characters

Top 10 Least Sexy "Sexy" Male Movie Characters
Fellow ChicagoNow blog, Lists That Actually Matter, posted recently about the least sexy female characters.  I was inspired to give the guys equal time.  And then some.  Because I love thinking about things that make me want to puke all afternoon. Get ready to be sooo turned…off. One of my friends suggested Mr. Big from Sex and... Read more »

Movie Review - Scream 4 (***1/2)

SCREAM 4.  103 mins.  R.  Directed by Wes Craven.  Written by Kevin Williamson. All things considered, Scream 4 (or, if you want to buy into all the stupid marketing, Scre4m) does a pretty good job as the fourth film in a franchise dating back to 1996 of keeping things fresh, fun, and entertaining.  It’s been... Read more »
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Parenting Fail - 'R' Rated Movie Edition

Tiny Baby Lady finally let me out of the house for a few hours this weekend to see Wes Craven’s magnum opus, Scream IV. John and I plopped down in our usual seats and waited for the film to start.  While we munched on our M&Ms, a woman entered the theater followed by her three... Read more »