Archive for August 2014

Hammervision Career Counseling: Jennifer Garner

Hammervision Career Counseling: Jennifer Garner
I saw something very disturbing last week, something that shook me to my core and left me wondering if I’d ever sleep soundly again. That something was the trailer for Disney’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. It’s down at the bottom of this here page. Go watch it. I’ll wait. That’s... Read more »

Mammas, don't let your babies grow up to be street harassers

Mammas, don't let your babies grow up to be street harassers
New Orleans. June. I was walking down the street with my husband during the day. It was warm. We were getting exercise. I had dressed for comfort in a tank top and yoga pants. As we neared a corner, I overheard a guy telling his friends, “I’ve always been supportive of yoga pants.” And then... Read more »

Which classic TV shows do you watch with your kids?

Which classic TV shows do you watch with your kids?
I was on WGN Radio this weekend with Dave Plier. You can listen to our conversation here. It was 2:30 in the morning. Go easy on me. One thing we discussed was binge watching TV shows in the summer. He and his wife are catching up on “adult” shows, like Orange is the New Black... Read more »
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Who should star in the all-female Ghostbusters reboot

Aubrey Plaza as Peter Venkman<br><br>No one does "sarcastic disbelief" better than Plaza.
There has been talk the past few days that Paul Feig might grab the helm of the long-awaited Ghostbusters 3. Nothing is set in stone, but there are “reports.” And where there are “reports” there’s a lot of speculation. Ghostbusters 3 has been hinted at forever. Bill Murray doesn’t want it. Harold Ramis is indisposed.... Read more »

Celebrity Deaths That Triggered Your Inner Hypochondriac

Celebrity Deaths That Triggered Your Inner Hypochondriac
I was trying to think of something to write about the death of Michael Johns. I wrote about American Idol for five years or so, from about 2006-2011. Johns appeared on the seventh season of the show and the third season I recapped. That season, for me, was really the last great season of the... Read more »

Too Old for This $#*!: Lollapalooza Edition

Too Old for This $#*!: Lollapalooza Edition
Yesterday I went to Lollapalooza for the first time. I never went back in high school when it was first getting started and I was wearing flannel and Birkenstocks on the regular. I didn’t go ten years ago when it was rebooted and I was a relatively hip, young thing in my mid-20s. No, I... Read more »
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Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Genre: Comic Book Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 122 mins. Premise: When the galaxy is threatened by the evil Ronan the Accuser, five criminals (including an outlaw who calls himself Star-Lord, a green-skinned mercenary, musclebound revenge-seeker, talking raccoon, and humanoid tree) must put aside their differences to team up and work together... Read more »

BlogHer '14: Branding Self-Esteem

BlogHer '14: Branding Self-Esteem
“I’m enough I’m enough I’m enough I’m enough I’m enough.” These words have been twirling through my head for the past several days, much to my chagrin. I do not want them there. It’s not that I don’t think “I’m enough,” I know I’m e-fucking-nough. I also know that I’m not a fan of message... Read more »