Archive for December 2012

Top 10 K Names for Kim Kardashian and Kanye's Kid

Top 10 K Names for Kim Kardashian and Kanye's Kid
They’ll probably surprise us all and name the baby Jane or Jim, but on the likely chance that Kim Kardashian and Kanye give their baby a K name, here are some krazy killer ones to consider, sorry, konsider. Kadeem Hardison West (Kanye could announce the birth with flip-up sunglasses. It would be amazing.) Kale (so... Read more »

Make SMART Goals and Achieve Your New Year's Resolutions

2012 was the first time that I made official, written-down New Year’s resolutions, and it was the first year that I actually kept those resolutions. I am starting 2013 over thirty pounds lighter than I was last year at this time. I edited two full-length novel manuscripts and I wrote a first draft of another... Read more »

Hammervision's Top 10 and Bottom 5 Movies of 2012

Hammervision's Top 10 and Bottom 5 Movies of 2012
2012 is almost behind us, and it’s about that time when every critic and blogger on the planet starts making their top 10 lists.  I’m no different – I mean, hey – you don’t see as many movies as I do (over 150 this year!) and not want to make your own list.  Julie disagrees... Read more »
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Movie Review - Les Miserables (***)

Movie Review - Les Miserables (***)
LES MISERABLES Genre: Musical Rating: PG-13 Premise: Escaped convict Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) tries to raise Cosette while evading the dogged pursuit of Officer Javert (Russell Crowe), as the French Revolution rages on in the background.  Based on the hit musical produced by Cameron Mackintosh. Behind-the-Scenes: The last film adaptation of Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables came out in... Read more »

Movie Review - Django Unchained (****1/2)

Movie Review - Django Unchained (****1/2)
DJANGO UNCHAINED Genre: Western Rating: R Premise: Former dentist-turned-bounty hunter, Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz), frees Django (Jamie Foxx) from slavery, and the two team up to turn the tables on slave owners and rescue Django’s wife from an evil plantation owner named Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio).  Yup, it’s a Quentin Tarantino movie. Behind-the-Scenes: Tarantino originally offered the... Read more »

My So-Called Christmas and the Most Memorable TV Moments of the Year

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Because we’re nothing if not timely, Emma Fraser and I just posted our thoughts on the Christmas episode of My So-Called Life over at This Was Television. You can read the post here. Also, the This Was Television contributors picked their favorite posts from 2012. And I joined Cory Barker and a bunch of other... Read more »
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34 Random Life Lessons: An Open Letter to a Daughter on Her Mother's 34th Birthday

34 Random Life Lessons: An Open Letter to a Daughter on Her Mother's 34th Birthday
Dear Baby Cookies, Last year I wrote to you about how to survive a Christmastime birthday. This year I’d like to bestow upon you 34 pieces of advice, i.e. one piece of advice for each year I’ve been on this rotating mound of rock and rapidly melting glacier and Honey Boo Boo Child. In no... Read more »

Movie Review: The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey (***1/2)

Movie Review: The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey (***1/2)
THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY Genre: Fantasy Rating: PG-13 Premise: Timid and reluctant hobbit, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), is recruited by wizard Gandalf to join a ragtag group of dwarves on an adventure to reclaim a stolen mountain from an evil dragon named Smaug. Behind-the-Scenes: Like Skyfall, The Hobbit is another project delayed for years thanks to MGM’s... Read more »

Let's Talk About Sex, Baby...and My So-Called Life

Emma Fraser and I return to This Was Television to talk about two more episodes of My So-Called Life. Today’s topics include sex, drugs, alcohol, and potential Taylor Swift/Jordan Catalano TV/real life crossover fan fiction. It’s a packed article. Related: Did any of you ever date a guy (or girl) because he was a hot... Read more »
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Reason #459 Why This is the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Reason #459 Why This is the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
I’m a big December fan. December contains Christmas and my daughter’s birthday and MY birthday, which I share and celebrate with my close, personal best friends Brad Pitt, Christina Aguilera (I just call her X-Tina, because we’re so tight), Katie Holmes, Steven Spielberg, and some dead guy named Ty Cobb. We hold a seance every... Read more »