Archive for March 2012

ChicagoNow TV Tandem Podcast: Episode 11

Andy Daglas and I are joined by Andrew Daar to discuss Mad Men and Game of Thrones. The ’70s are coming. Here’s the link to the podcast. You can also find it on iTunes (under ChicagoNow TV Tandem) for the low, low price of ZERO DOLLARS.

Mad Men Season Premiere Recap - A Little Kiss

Mad Men Season Premiere Recap - A Little Kiss
I find it difficult to transition from writing about a show that’s fraught with problems and zombies and horrible characters to a show full of brilliant characters and a plot that stays, frankly, well ahead of my lady brain. I can see almost every move before it happens on The Walking Dead. Two hours into... Read more »

Movie Review: 21 Jump Street (****)

Movie Review: 21 Jump Street (****)
21 JUMP STREET Genre: Action Comedy Premise: Two cops (Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum) have to infiltrate high school in order to nab a student-led drug dealing ring. Behind-the-Scenes: Loosely based on the hit ’80s television show, which is probably best known for making a star of Johnny Depp.  Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Cloudy with a Chance of... Read more »
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The Hunger Games Review: Should You See It?

The Hunger Games Review: Should You See It?
I have made no secret of my Hunger Games super-fandom or my status as card carrying member of Team Peeta (Everyone on Team Gale is high on tracker jacker venom). But one thing I don’t often mention amidst my 140-character SQUEEds on Twitter is that I don’t think the books are perfect. The books are... Read more »

The Hunger Games is Batting 1.000

16 reviews of The Hunger Games are up on Rotten Tomatoes. Every last one of them is positive. I’m pretty sure some of those positive reviews stem from reviewers, who had not read the books and who went into the screening assuming they were in for more Twilight-y shenanigans, finding themselves pleasantly surprised. Catch the... Read more »

The Walking Dead Season Finale: Beside the Dying Fire

The Walking Dead Season Finale: Beside the Dying Fire
So, Rick has declared himself dictator over our zeroes, Andrea has been picked up by a hooded bandit who is probably very important in the graphic novels that I have not read, and a group of people governed by the Governor (I assume) are living in the prison just beyond the waterfall where our zeroes... Read more »
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Movie Review: John Carter (**1/2)

Movie Review: John Carter (**1/2)
JOHN CARTER Genre: Sci-Fi Action Adventure Premise: A rugged Civil War vet (FNL’s Taylor Kitsch) is transplanted to Mars, where he finds himself in the middle of a Martian conflict between races and a brave princess (Lynn Collins) in need of a savior. Behind-the-Scenes: Making news more for its budget (over $250 mil) than its quality.  Based on... Read more »

Ain't No Party Like an Ides of March Party

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Celebrate by watching Oscar winner Christopher Plummer reenact Julius Caesar on The Cosby Show.

The Government Should Ban St. Patrick's Day

The Government Should Ban St. Patrick's Day
I’m a NICATH. That’s an acronym I just made up that stands for “Non-Irish Catholic.” Every year millions, nay billions, of NICATH children are forced to attend school while their Irish Catholic sistren (and brethren) get to flit off to parades unknown in curly wigs and bright dresses to dance their jigs at secret Irish... Read more »
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Walking Dead Recap: Better Angels

Walking Dead Recap: Better Angels
I have many questions. I have not read the Walking Dead graphic novels. So hopefully, when I inevitably post some hypothesis based on the show that has been proven wrong in the novels, some Walking Dead encyclopedia can correct me — in a respectfully condescending tone. I’m just a girl, sitting in front of a... Read more »