Archive for May 2013

Cooking With Goop: Bummer Bars

Cooking With Goop: Bummer Bars
I’m still cooking with Gwyneth Paltrow…sometimes. I promise. Today I made her “Bummer Bars” from the dessert section of her It’s All Good cookbook. These puppies are made with quinoa flakes (sort of a stinkier substitute for old fashioned oats), flaxseeds, olive oil, maple syrup, brown rice syrup, dried fruit, nuts, and some spices. Gwyneth... Read more »

Game of Thrones Recap, "The Bear and the Maiden Fair"

Game of Thrones Recap, "The Bear and the Maiden Fair"
It’s really hard to talk about this show without discussing the foreshadowing and the events to come. I know (or at least I think I know) what Big Events will happen at the end of the season. I’m guessing we’ll get three weddings, two fights/battles, at least one betrayal, and a partridge in a pear... Read more »

Movie Review: The Great Gatsby (**1/2)

Movie Review: The Great Gatsby (**1/2)
THE GREAT GATSBY Genre: Drama Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 143 mins. Premise: In 1920’s New York, novelist Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) is lured into the lavish lifestyle of neighbor Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), only to learn that things aren’t quite what they seem to be. Behind-the-Scenes: Director Baz Luhrmann previously worked with Leo on 1996’s Romeo & Juliet.... Read more »
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Freaks and Geeks: Gym Class Heroes

Freaks and Geeks: Gym Class Heroes
This week over at This Was Television, Emma Fraser and I discuss the “I’m With the Band” episode of Freaks and Geeks. The hour also tells the story of the time Sam Weir had to shower with a bunch of guys. What is your worst high school P.E. memory?   Enjoy this post? Click like on... Read more »

What's Entertaining You This May?

What's Entertaining You This May?
I’m sure you guys are watching/reading/listening to different (possibly better) things than I am right now. So, let’s have it. What’s entertaining you this May? Here are my current stats: Watching: New Girl. This is my most favorite show on television right now. If you haven’t seen it, get on that. Listening To: The Muppets... Read more »

Movie Review: Iron Man 3 (***1/2)

Movie Review: Iron Man 3 (***1/2)
IRON MAN 3 Genre: Sci-Fi/Action/Comic Book Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 140 mins. Premise: Set after the events of The Avengers, Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) grapples with post-traumatic stress disorder, while a new villain called The Mandarin threatens to hit Tony close to home (literally), endangering everything and everyone he holds dear. Behind-the-Scenes: Co-writer/director Shane Black previously... Read more »
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Game of Thrones, The Climb

Game of Thrones, The Climb
The Game of Thrones writers named this episode “The Climb” because they love Miley Cyrus, we can only assume. That’s the only logical explanation. There was no climbing, either physical or metaphorical, in the episode itself. Oh, wait. Scaling The Wall: Jon and his new wildling brethren have reached the Wall in record time and... Read more »

The Purge: An Ode to Fat Pants

This morning I opened my closet to see A line of fat pants staring at me. There were black ones and white ones And pink ones and jeans, Ranging from extra-large to the mid-teens. I pulled them from hangers and off of the floor, From the very top shelf, from the hook on the door.... Read more »