If you or a trusted family member (probably from the Midwest — I speak from experience) is literate, then, next week, a movie that you most likely already know the ending to is opening called ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.’ Always looking for truth in advertising, this reporter can now break the news that, yes, there is a girl in this movie and, yes, she… Continue reading Is the American Version of 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' Better Than the Swedish Version? (and 24 Other Urgent Questions)
“Fatality.” —Mortal Kombat
Round 2 is already off to a killer start, as last week’s showdown resulted in the death of a TITAN. That’s right, it was a close yet decisive contest (and arguably one between apples and oranges), but only ONE male-skewing cable channel emerged victorious:
R.I.P. Comedy Central. Oh but hey, we got some GREAT comments:
sakuramankai: “Syfy is just as funny, or even funnier, than Comedy Central. Sharktopus > Jon… Continue reading What's the Better Channel: USA or TNT?
Spoiler alert! Don’t read this story until you’ve finished watching The Walking Dead‘s Season 2 premiere.
Welcome to another season of AMC Presents: Zombie Survivors in Sh*tty Situations! I mean, seriously! The Walking Dead‘s second season got off to a fantastic start tonight because the premiere focused on what matters most to the series: exploring the reality of incredibly unfortunate circumstances. By now, everyone has heard about how AMC’s adaptation of… Continue reading The Walking Dead Returns Better, Bloodier, Scarier
Review in a Hurry: About 60 percent buddy comedy and 40 percent cancer drama, 50/50 stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a tumor-stricken radio producer who endures chemo-clinics and counseling sessions while battling the disease. An amusing, heartfelt, but unexceptional portrait of friendship and survival, 50/50 gets a mostly… Continue reading Movie Review: 50/50's Prognosis Better Than Average for Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen
This weekend, Seth Rogen stars in a quasi-comedy about a friend having cancer titled ’50/50.’ Two years ago, Seth Rogen starred in a quasi-comedy about a friend having cancer titled ‘Funny People.’ As a result, there is actually a genre of film now called “Seth Rogen’s friend has cancer.” So, is the Adam Sandler vehicle at all like this weekend’s film starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt? And, if so, which “Seth Rogen’s… Continue reading Seth Rogen Cancer Comedies: Which One's Better?