Archive for March 2012

Movie Review: Project X (**)

Movie Review: Project X (**)
PROJECT X Genre: Found Footage/Comedy Premise: Tired of being overlooked at school and desperately wanting to get laid, three geeks stage the ultimate house party in a bid for instant cred.  Things go horribly awry. Behind-the-Scenes: Todd Phillips (The Hangover, Old School) is the producer.  This is the third found footage movie of the year to perform admirably... Read more »

Community Trailer: I want to go to there

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Si. So much si.

Chicago Casting Call: A Major Network is Looking for Your Story

Hi, folks! A major network is looking for heartfelt stories stemming from big decisions. So, this is for you if you A) want to be on TV or B) are facing a big life decision. Remember me when you are the new Kim Kardashian. I expect to be paid in diamonds. Here’s the press release:... Read more »
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Juicy Hollywood Blind Item Craziness

I’ve been kind of a casual reader of the blog Crazy Days and Nights for a few years. The blogger Enty, a supposed entertainment lawyer who has trouble stringing two coherent sentences together (but maybe that’s just to throw us off the scent! BRILLIANT!), posts blind items daily about what’s going on in Hollywood. He... Read more »

Movie Review: Dr. Seuss' The Lorax (***)

Movie Review: Dr. Seuss' The Lorax (***)
DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX Genre: Animated Family Comedy Premise: In an effort to win over the girl over his dreams, a boy (Zac Efron) seeks out a mysterious guy named The Once-Ler (Ed Helms), who tells him a story about tree conservation and a grumpy creature called The Lorax (Danny DeVito). Behind-the-Scenes: This is the fourth feature adaptation... Read more »

ChicagoNow TV Tandem Podcast: Episode X

Today Andy Daglas and I discuss new TV shows Awake (Thursdays on NBC) and GCB (don’t worry about it). We also urge you, as always, to watch Cougar Town (Tonight. On ABC. At 7:30. Be there. Bring wine). Do not be alarmed. There is a pause for reflection that comes in around the 28 minute... Read more »
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The Walking Dead Recap - Judge, Jury, Executioner

The Walking Dead Recap - Judge, Jury, Executioner
I have conflicting feelings about this latest episode of The Walking Dead, which I like to call “Judge Judy, Executioner,” because how amazing would it have been if Judge Judy just showed up, grabbed the gun from Rick, and popped Randall right in the head? Anyway, putting aside the version of Walking Dead that lives... Read more »

Movie Review: Act of Valor (*)

Movie Review: Act of Valor (*)
ACT OF VALOR Genre: Action Premise: A group of Navy SEALs embark on a covert mission to rescue a kidnapped CIA agent and take down some terrorists while they’re at it. Behind-the-Scenes: The movie’s one and only selling point is that it stars a bunch of real active duty Navy SEALs. The Good: The “actors” look like they... Read more »

Movie Review: Wanderlust (***)

Movie Review: Wanderlust (***)
WANDERLUST Genre: Comedy Premise: After losing his job, George (Paul Rudd) and his wife Linda (Jennifer Aniston) ditch their yuppie Manhattan lifestyle and decide to try out living on a rural commune that celebrates peace and free love, man. Behind-the-Scenes: This is co-writer and director David Wain’s fourth film, and his fourth to star Paul Rudd. The Good: Paul... Read more »
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