Archive for September 2014

Fall TV Review: The Mysteries of Laura

Fall TV Review: The Mysteries of Laura
THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA Airs: Wednesdays at 10/9c on NBC Premise: Cop Mom, Mom Cop. Debra Messing is (you’ll hear me say this a lot this season) a woman with a VERY IMPORTANT JOB and a VERY MESSED UP PERSONAL LIFE. Behind the Scenes: Debra Messing stars (in this remake of the Spanish show, Los... Read more »

The Modern Calendar

The Modern Calendar
The year is no longer just divided into months and seasons. Thanks to social media, there are now more things to malign or celebrate in addition to the weather and seasonal decorations. Here’s what the modern social media calendar looks like. Labor Day – Thanksgiving: Pumpkin Spicetober Septemb-aargh 19: Talk Like A Pirate Day October:... Read more »

60 Awesome Halloween Costume Ideas From This Year's Movies (2014)

Teddy (Zac Efron) & Pete (Dave Franco) in NEIGHBORS. Pick your own Robert DeNiro-themed costume.  Just don't mistake him for Al Pacino.  What you'll need: mohawk cap, Jinxie cat, knowledge of DeNiro movies.
Another year, another Halloween.  But, what to wear to that kick-ass costume party?  Everyone else will be wearing Anna and Elsa, so you’ve got to think outside the box.  Why not look to the movies for inspiration?  This year’s crop offers a ton of halloween costume ideas, all of them timely and semi-unique. Some more... Read more »
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Movie Review: The Drop

Movie Review: The Drop
THE DROP Genre: Thriller Rating: R Running Time: 107 mins. Premise: When Chechen goons force Bob, a barkeep (Tom Hardy,) and his boss (James Gandolfini) to receive a bundle of cash on Super Bowl Sunday, a series of increasingly dangerous and violent events unfold. Behind-the-Scenes: This is Gandolfini’s last film role.  Screenwriter Dennis Lehane adapted... Read more »

Fall is Fabulous: An Ode

Fall is Fabulous: An Ode
For a moody layabout like me, Fall’s the season I long to see. You can keep your summer steeze. I’ll embrace the autumn breeze. In sweaters I will wrap my arms, For apples I will visit farms. I know the sun has its delights, But I want early autumn nights. Don’t worry ’bout my health,... Read more »

Sorry, NFL. We'll be watching the Sky on Sunday.

Sorry, NFL. We'll be watching the Sky on Sunday.
I, admittedly, pay no attention to the WNBA. That’s not saying much. I pay no attention to most sports these days. It’s all a bunch of whiny drama and hero worship. I listen to WGN a lot during the day, but I turn it off when the Cubs come on or whenever I hear the... Read more »
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TV is making us fat and stupid

TV is making us fat and stupid
I clicked on two articles today that, when put together, prove that we as a society are currently on the express train heading straight for Those-fat-people-in-Wall-E-ville. The first one, via Pacific-Standard Magazine, cited a study in which people asked to watch scenes from either The Island (the much-maligned Michael Bay movie starring Scar Jo and Ew... Read more »

34 Revelations from The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story

34 Revelations from The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story
Yes, I watched The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story on Lifetime, which was based on Dustin Diamond’s (Screech’s) memoirs and was also (quite obviously) produced by Diamond as well. In case you didn’t watch (you really didn’t need to watch), here are some things I learned: 1. Dustin Diamond is one of the most... Read more »