Archive for November 2011

ChicagoNow TV Tandem Podcast: Episode 4

Just in time for your afternoon slog toward happy hour, here’s the latest podcast from Andy Daglas, John, and me.  In this episode we talk about AMC’s Hell on Wheels and The Walking Dead, Whitney, then we talk about how we shouldn’t talk about Whitney, then we talk about The Oscars (I believe Whitney is... Read more »

"Tower Heist" Is Generic Fun, But Could Have Used More Rehearsals

"Tower Heist" Is Generic Fun, But Could Have Used More Rehearsals
TOWER HEIST Genre: Action comedy Premise: After a Bernie Madoff-type Ponzi schemer (Alan Alda) bilks the employees of an upscale residential complex out of their hard-earned pensions, a motley crew led by Ben Stiller seeks revenge by breaking into his unit and stealing the $20 million he’s got stashed away.  A small-time criminal (Eddie Murphy) helps the... Read more »

Eddie Murphy's Out, So Who Should Host The Oscars?

My immediate vote goes to Amy Pohler and Tina Fey.  Together.  On stage.  Maya Rudolph can come too.  So can Will Arnett, obviously. Some other thoughts…(Also, Academy people who are sure to be looking at this post, feel free to combine any of the following selections as you see fit.) Donald Glover Aziz Ansari Melissa... Read more »
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Yule Love NPH In "A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas"

Yule Love NPH In "A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas"
A VERY HAROLD & KUMAR 3D CHRISTMAS Genre: Comedy Premise: America’s favorite potheads (Kal Penn and John Cho) return for a holiday-themed sequel.  This time around, the two estranged friends reunite to find the perfect Christmas tree before Harold’s father-in-law (Danny Trejo) returns home from a Christmas Eve midnight mass.  Along the way, they encounter a Russian... Read more »

Questions About 'The Walking Dead' - Save the Last One

Questions About 'The Walking Dead' - Save the Last One
1. So did you and John agree on this episode? Ha.  No.  I really liked this episode (shocking, I know) and John fell asleep. 2. Maybe he was just tired. He was, but he also said it was kind of a boring episode.  I thought it was anything but.  There were stakes, character developments, intrigue!... Read more »