Archive for April 2010

Weekly Movie News Round-Up: April 26-30

I follow all the news so you don’t have to…   Here are the Top 10 movie news stories from this week: (1) JJ Abrams’ next movie rumored to be a homage to/collaboration with Steven Spielberg.  Abrams may not be directing M:I-4 (though he is producing), but his next directing gig sounds like my dream flick.  He is reportedly... Read more »

American Idol Results: That Don't Impress Me Much

Last night’s Idol was pretty much a perfect illustration of everything that is wrong with the season so far.  And I’m not even talking about who got kicked off.  I would’ve rather seen two people go home instead of her (I’m looking at you, Big Mike and Walking Fetus Aaron Kelly), but Siobhan has been... Read more »

Gotta Support the Team - TV Actor Loyalty

I am not sure what this Happy Town is on ABC.  I just have it on in the background while I’m working on my Idol recap.  But I just noticed that Bunny Colvin from The Wire is in it, so I kind of feel obligated to watch it.  I always feel obligated to watch shows... Read more »

American Idol Results Predictions 4/28

Here are my shocking results predictions (honestly, anyone could go home tonight).  Also, some discussion of Casey James’ under attire.

Ultimate 2010 Summer Movie Trailer

Check it out here.  Time to get excited.  

American Idol, You've Got a Way

Here’s my Andre-Leon-Talley-approved Idol post from Well played, Idol.  Just when I thought this was going to be the suckiest suck fest of boredom and suck, you went and delivered an episode that was neither boring nor totally sucky.  In fact, performance for performance, this was probably one of the best weeks of the season. ... Read more »

The Essentials: 1979

When I first thought of this series of posts, I considered just doing a “Best Of” List for each of the last 20 years.  The idea was inspired in part by Entertainment Weekly, which every week this year, has been doing a column called “This Week in 1990” or something like that.  The other thought I... Read more »

Queue It Up: April 27, 2010

Click on any of the titles below to add to your Netflix queue… PICK OF THE WEEK: It’s Complicated.  Writer-director Nancy Meyers (Something’s Gotta Give) scores again with this decidedly mature romantic comedy.  The trifecta of Meryl Streep, Steve Martin, and Alec Baldwin is nearly impossible to resist, and the movie is both charming and... Read more »

Dancing With the Stars: Dance 'Til You Drop

Tonight was Latin Dance & Swing Night on our beloved disco ball heaven, also referred to as Dancing With the Stars by some lay people.  There were a few surprises.  A certain bachelor-type person hardly tried to grope anyone/get naked.  Robot Len got stuck in a loop of “seh-VENs” for a while.  The Pussycat Doll... Read more »

Hammering Out . . . The Back-Up Plan

Hammering Out . . . The Back-Up Plan
The Back-Up Plan.  98 mins.  PG-13.  Directed by Alan Poul.  Written by Kate Angelo.  Starring Jennifer Lopez, Alex O’Laughlin, Michaela Watkins, Eric Christian Olson, Anthony Anderson, and Linda Lavin. JULIE: Well, thanks, John.  It’s pretty rare that we get to go to the movies together these days, and what film do we waste our afternoon... Read more »