Archive for January 2012

ChicagoNow TV Tandem Podcast: Episode 7

ChicagoNow TV Tandem Podcast: Episode 7
This week, Andy Daglas and I are joined by Andrew Daar, of the Twitter @AndrewDaars, to talk about all the excellent new programming…ha ha hahahah! Couldn’t type that without laughing. We talk about Work It and The Firm and Are You There, Chelsea. Oh, and The Vampire Diaries and Mad Men and Game of Thrones... Read more »

The 14 Must-See Movies of 2012

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (July 20).  Christopher Nolan's much-anticipated conclusion to his Batman trilogy, and the follow-up to the best superhero movie of all time.  'Nuff said.
Feeling less than inspired to run out and go see the week’s sole new release, The Devil Inside?  Don’t worry – you’re not alone.  But have faith, January may not be indicative, but 2012 has plenty of exciting movies on the horizon.  With the caveat that there’s going to be other surprise movies that will... Read more »

"Work It" Was Exactly as Bad as Advertised

"Work It" Was Exactly as Bad as Advertised
Let us count the ways… 1. ABC announcing before the show that “the moment we’ve all been waiting for is here!”  Gross. 2. Any actors who appeared regularly on either Big Love or Lost deserve much, much better than this show. 3. I don’t know if you knew this, but apparently the recession only affects... Read more »
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Holiday Movie Review Wrap-Up Part 2

Holiday Movie Review Wrap-Up Part 2
THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN (***1/2)  Steven Spielberg’s first animated feature – courtesy of Polar Express-style performance capture – is a boisterous and charming family adventure.  Captures some of that Raiders of the Lost Ark magic that was sorely lacking in Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.  Too bad the script doesn’t have as many tricks up... Read more »