Archive for August 2013

3 Reasons Why One Direction Will Break Up

3 Reasons Why One Direction Will Break Up
Dear kids, It’s Auntie NeeNee here with some real talk. That band you love so much, that group of guys whose faces you have covering your pillows, that pack of boys from One Direction whom Simon Cowell Dr. Frankensteined into a musical act, will not stay together forever. I know what you’re thinking, “Auntie NeeNee,... Read more »

What the Hell Happened To...? 12 Movie Actors/Actresses Who Are M.I.A.

What the Hell Happened To...?  12 Movie Actors/Actresses Who Are M.I.A.
It’s always weird to realize a star has vanished.  Years can go by without seeing a certain actor or actress on screen before you realize, hey – what the hell happened to them?  Where did they go?  And why?  Some absences are easily explained (say, Sean Connery – retirement), but most aren’t.  More often than... Read more »

Tom Hardy and Other Lady-Boner Killers on Twitter

Tom Hardy is now on Twitter. Yes, Bane. Yes, the guy with the puppies. The guy from Warrior. The object of your affections. The man of your dreams. Now you can read his innermost thoughts in 140-character snippets. And you can view his Instagram videos to your heart’s content. *Record scratch* What was that? Tom... Read more »
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Movie Revue: World's End, You're Next, Drinking Buddies, Blue Jasmine

Movie Revue: World's End, You're Next, Drinking Buddies, Blue Jasmine
Movie Revue is a collection of short but sweet reviews of the week’s latest releases in theaters, On Demand, and everywhere in between.   THE WORLD’S END.  Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost had already set the bar considerably, nearly impossibly, high with their previous films in the “Cornetto Trilogy”: Shaun of the Dead... Read more »

Breaking Bad, "Confessions"

Breaking Bad, "Confessions"
This episode of Breaking Bad was called “Confessions,” but it was really all about Walt’s lies disguised as confessions. Which lies did Walt tell? 1. Walt tells Junior he wants to let his son in on everything that’s been happening. Then Walt tells Junior about the cancer, but nothing about the fact that Hank is... Read more »

5 Reasons Why Ben Affleck as Batman Is a Good Idea

5 Reasons Why Ben Affleck as Batman Is a Good Idea
The Twitter-sphere blew up on Thursday night around 8:20 p.m. when Warner Bros. confirmed that the next Batman would be…Ben Affleck.  Yes, you read that right.  The man formerly known as Daredevil will be slipping on the cowl and cape for the Zack Snyder-directed Batman vs. Superman film (or Man of Steel 2 or whatever they... Read more »
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How to Support the Introverted Mother in Your Life

How to Support the Introverted Mother in Your Life
I was talking to a (single, childless) friend the other day about how he wanted to go out after a Monday night class and socialize with people, but he was too drained after a day of work to do it. This completely resonated with me as I recalled my days as a full-time employee. Sometimes... Read more »

Kindergarten Baby, Stick Your Head in Gravy and Other Advice for My Son on His First Day of School

Kindergarten Baby, Stick Your Head in Gravy and Other Advice for My Son on His First Day of School
Dear Son, I’d love to tell you these things in person, but I know that they’d be met with a scowl and a promise to do the exact opposite of whatever I’ve suggested. You are my child after all. So instead, I’m writing you a private letter on my blog for all the world to... Read more »

Movie Revue: Spectacular Now, Kick-Ass 2, The Butler, In a World...

Movie Revue: Spectacular Now, Kick-Ass 2, The Butler, In a World...
Movie Revue is a collection of short but sweet reviews of the latest releases in theaters, On Demand, and everywhere in between.  THE SPECTACULAR NOW.  Ever since John Hughes passed away, the tender, honest teen romance has been M.I.A.  In its place?  Junk like Twilight.   How refreshing then to see the sub-genre come roaring... Read more »
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Breaking Bad review, "Buried"

Breaking Bad review, "Buried"
Breaking Bad is all about forward momentum, and I’m loving every minute of it. One thing I’ve always respected about the Breaking Bad writers is that they know their endgame. They see the goal and they write toward it. There’s no wheel-spinning. Every single minute — every single second — of every single episode is... Read more »