Archive for February 2013

The Walking Dead Recap: The Suicide King

The Walking Dead Recap: The Suicide King
The Walking Dead is back, friends, and this week’s episode was all about leaders, good and bad. Well, mostly bad, considering who there is to choose from among our band of merry zeroes. Let’s check in with the folks who would be kings (or queens) of the Zombpocalypse. Mr. One-Eye Post-Dystopia Governor McWhinypants: When everything... Read more »

Movie Review: Identity Thief (**)

Movie Review: Identity Thief (**)
IDENTITY THIEF Genre: Comedy Rating: R Running Time: 1 hour 51 mins. Premise: When his identity is stolen, buttoned-up accountant Sandy Bigelow Patterson (Jason Bateman) heads down to Florida to get the thief (Melissa McCarthy) and bring her back home to Denver so he can clear his name and keep his job. Behind-the-Scenes: Director Seth Gordon previously worked... Read more »

Hooray for the Internet!

I’m caught in a writing limbo where I’m waiting to hear back on submissions for one manuscript, editing another, and plotting a third (I’m a hardcore plotter. Plotting is my business, in the same way balls are Susan Sarandon’s business. Project Runway inside joke.) But instead of working diligently on all the things upon which... Read more »
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12 Recent Movies You Probably Haven't Seen, But Should

12 Recent Movies You Probably Haven't Seen, But Should
God bless Netflix.  Without it (both disc and instant streaming), I might never catch all the independent and/or smaller movies that pass many of us by on an everyday basis.  These are movies that either don’t make it to your local theater ever, or only play in that one theater that’s super inconvenient to get... Read more »

What's the Best Movie You've Seen This Year?

John has a great post planned for tomorrow, so in preparation for that…I’m wondering what your favorite movie of the past year has been, especially if it was a movie that was kind of off the radar. I loved both Skyfall and Pitch Perfect, which I’m sure most of you have heard of. I didn’t... Read more »

Chicago-Style People Watching

Back when my son was born four years ago and I found myself at home during the day, I started to morph into the nosy neighbors in The ‘Burbs, keeping tabs on everyone on my block. I became obsessed with what was happening in the house across the street, the house which had been covered... Read more »
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Movie Review: Warm Bodies (****)

Movie Review: Warm Bodies (****)
WARM BODIES Genre: Zom Rom Com Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 1 hour 37 mins. Premise: Boy zombie, R. (Nicholas Hoult), falls in love with human girl (Teresa Palmer), and starts to come back to the living as their relationship blossoms.  Things would be great if girl’s father (John Malkovich) wasn’t dead set on killing all zombies, and... Read more »

What Time is the Right Time to Listen to Death Metal

I had a conversation with some friends last night about the music scene in Seattle. Since you know I’m always striving to stay current with the hep tunes (the ’90s Comcast channel counts as “hep,” right?), I wanted to know what I need to start adding to my iTunes. Turns out, one of the biggest... Read more »