Archive for December 2011

"A Klingon Christmas Carol" Would Make Dickens Proud (Or Just Confuse The Hell Out of Him)

"A Klingon Christmas Carol" Would Make Dickens Proud (Or Just Confuse The Hell Out of Him)
Sick of the usual Christmas Carols that we’re always subjected to this time of year?  You know what I’m talking about.  The Goodman Theater’s production.  Muppets.  Mickey’s.  Scrooged.  Not sure how you can be sick of Scrooged given the fact that it’s pure awesome (it’s also my favorite Christmas movie), but I digress.  Commedia Beauregard... Read more »

It Will Be A "Shame" If Michael Fassbender Isn't Nominated For Best Actor

It Will Be A "Shame" If Michael Fassbender Isn't Nominated For Best Actor
SHAME Genre: Drama Premise: Brandon, a functioning sex addict (Michael Fassbender), finds his whole life thrown out of whack when his troubled younger sister (Carey Mulligan) comes to stay with him. Behind-the-Scenes: Already infamous for it’s oh-so-rare NC-17 (and proud, dammit!) rating.  This is director Steve McQueen’s second film with Fassbender in the lead – the first was... Read more »

ChicagoNow TV Tandem Podcast #5, Yo!

Hey! Andy Daglas, John, and I are back on the microphones talking (with varying levels of clarity) about all the shows you should be catching up on with your OnDemands and your Netflix Instants and your HBO Goes.  Yes, that’s how I’m pluralizing “Go.” In this episode we discuss a whole mess of things from... Read more »
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Top 5 NFL Teams to Cheer For if the Bears Go After Favre

5. The Packers.  Could you give a bigger “frak you” to Favre than cheering on his old team, the team that you hate with all your heart?  No, I don’t think you could. 4. The Saints.  It’s still pretty warm and fuzzy to cheer for New Orleans, so you can feel good about yourself during... Read more »

This Movie Was So Exciting it Put Me to Sleep

I have a problem staying awake during movies and TV.  It’s like media-induced narcolepsy. On Tuesday night, John and I were watching The Walking Dead.  And I fell asleep, which is pretty much par for the course (Unless I’m taking notes for a recap.  But sometimes even that can’t keep me awake).  I asked John... Read more »