Archive for October 2013

Scandal review, "Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington"

Scandal review, "Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington"
“Scandal does in one hour what most shows do in one season.”   This was a tweet I wrote during the first act of “Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington.” It was retweeted a shit ton of times, which is fun; but I think the assumption was that I meant it as a compliment, and I’m... Read more »

The 16 Most Bromantic Moments In Movie Bromances

The 16 Most Bromantic Moments In Movie Bromances
Okay, so maybe Ron Howard’s Rush isn’t lighting up the domestic box office.  (No, that would be Gravity.)  It is a fine movie though, and worth checking out (click here for my review).  More importantly, it serves as the latest example of a movie bromance worth swooning over.  The movie may highlight the racing rivalry... Read more »

20 Awesome Halloween Costume Ideas From This Year's TV Shows

20 Awesome Halloween Costume Ideas From This Year's TV Shows
Last week John did a great post about Halloween costume ideas taken from this year’s crop of movies. This week I’m doing the same thing on the TV side. When it comes to Halloween costumes, I’m looking for original and ahead of the curve, i.e. no dressing like Girls. That was so last year. (Unless you... Read more »
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Movie Revue: Captain Phillips, Machete Kills, Escape from Tomorrow

Movie Revue: Captain Phillips, Machete Kills, Escape from Tomorrow
Movie Revue is a collection of capsule reviews of the week’s latest releases in theaters, On Demand, and everywhere in between. CAPTAIN PHILLIPS.  This true story about a 2009 cargo ship hijacking by Somali pirates is a crackerjack suspense thriller that keeps you enthralled and on the edge of your seat even if you know... Read more »

The Walking Dead Season Premiere, "30 Days Without an Incident"

The Walking Dead Season Premiere, "30 Days Without an Incident"
Tonight’s The Walking Dead season premiere, “30 Days Without and Incident,” was all about couplings. Hooking up, you see. Love. Friendship. Future friends with benefits. Let’s see how all the Romeos and Juliets fared tonight. Eddie and the zombie-looking lady in the woods: You know how sometimes if a couple has been together long enough,... Read more »

Scandal review, "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"

Scandal review, "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"
“Its cousin the mammoth gets all the glory, but the mastodon is the far more dangerous beast.” This episode of Scandal was all about people showing their sharp, hidden mastodon teeth in order to get what they want. Thank you Spy Daddy, who pretended to be a Smithsonian scientist, for the lesson and for delivering... Read more »
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Justin Timberlake and 7 Other Celebs Who Should Stick to Their Day Jobs

Justin Timberlake and 7 Other Celebs Who Should Stick to Their Day Jobs
We all have hidden talents. We all have dreams. We’ve all imagined ourselves winning Grammys or hosting a reality TV show or marrying a star football player (don’t pretend you haven’t). The people who have actually done those things in real life, they’re not so different from you and me. They want to expand their... Read more »

30 Awesome Halloween Costume Ideas From This Year's Movies

30 Awesome Halloween Costume Ideas From This Year's Movies
Halloween is rapidly approaching.  Do you have your costume yet?  Finding the perfect costume for that kick-ass party you’re attending can be really stressful.  Costume websites and stores like Spirit of Halloween are fine and all if you’re in a pinch, but those costumes don’t show much in the way of creativity and you run... Read more »

Movie Revue: Gravity, Cloudy 2, Rush, Don Jon, Enough Said, Runner Runner

Movie Revue: Gravity, Cloudy 2, Rush, Don Jon, Enough Said, Runner Runner
Movie Revue is a collection of capsule reviews of the week’s latest releases in theaters, On Demand, and everywhere in between. GRAVITY.  Director Alfonso Cuaron hasn’t made a movie since 2007’s Children of Men.  I called that film the best of the last decade.  With Gravity, he may have made one of the best movies... Read more »
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Why I Decided to Let My Husband Run the Chicago Marathon

Ha-ha. No I didn’t. I mean, he’s running the Chicago Marathon, but not because I let him. A few years ago I wrote a post about why I wouldn’t “let” my husband run the marathon. I got called some names. One lovely gentleman messaged me specifically to inform me exactly to what degree I was... Read more »