Archive for May 2010

Film Critics Are Not Haters

This is Roger Ebert. Roger is a film critic. Lately these days he’s being seen as more of a hater than someone who reviews movies.  He didn’t really like Kick-Ass all that much and he recently blasted the latest Sex And The City sequel. He’s entitled to his opinion Or is he? Film critics (and... Read more »

Should Jon Favreau Leave The Iron Man Franchise?

As of today according to Box Office Mojo, Iron Man 2 has made over $522 million dollars worldwide. I didn’t really like the first Iron Man and didn’t really care all that much to see the sequel. In many ways, the Iron Man franchise is starting to look like the Batman and Spider-Man franchises. Jon... Read more »

Chicago Actors You Should Know: Chris Vaughn

This is Chris Vaughn. He’s an actor and a photographer. I’ve come to know of Chris Vaughn mostly because of the fact he and I both use the hell out of Twitter. I decided to interview Mr. Vaughn not really because of the fact we both reply to each otheir’s tweets. I wanted simply to... Read more »

Hellraiser Doesn't Raise As Much Hell As It Should

The poster above for the 1987 Clive Barker film Hellraiser shows a man holding a bizarre looking box whose faces is white as a sheet and has many pins stuck to his face. Usually when you see a poster like this, you think the guy in the poster is going to be the central focus.... Read more »

Chicago Public Schools: HBO's "The Wire" Is Predicting Your Future

I don’t put The Wire in the highest of esteem that others put it. It was well-written, well-acted and thoughtful. It was also very depressing in it’s portrayal of Baltimore and it’s grand indifference to gang violence, drugs, and it’s crumbling school system. Since the show has gone off the air awhile back, the problem... Read more »

ChicagoNow Radio Podcast Now Up!

The interview I had with Alex Quigley is now up on the ChicagoNow Radio website. Let me know how you think I did.

I'm On ChicagoNow Radio Today!

A producer of the ChicagoNow radio program, which is broadcast on WGN, asked me yesterday if I could be on the program featuring my blog. I was a bit surprised to be honest, but excited at the same time. My interview/blog feature will be going live at 10:00am on WGN Radio and will be hosted... Read more »