I find your lack of faith disturbing.
The excellent local blog CurbedLA had an entry recently on artist Mark Bennett’s blueprints of fictional places. He has created very detailed floor-plans of famous pretend places, like the homes of George and Jane Jetson, Rob and Laura Petrie, and June and Ward Cleaver. (There’s a book, too!) I thought these were terrific so I […]
They probably would have sold a lot more of these if they’d had them twenty years ago. I can’t remember the last time I slept in a sleeping bag, and I certainly don’t see it happening any time soon. I would have thought this was awesome when I was 11, though. “This high-quality sleeping bag […]
Note to the Emperor: Someone on your Death Star design staff is in the pay of Rebel forces. Oh, right, you can’t get the memo because someone threw you down a huge exposed shaft in your Death Star throne room. from John Scalzi’s Guide to the Most Epic FAILs in Star Wars Design
Does anyone have any idea why the Michael Moore film about health insurance in America, Sicko, got nowhere near the same amount of publicity as Bowling for Columbine or Fahrenheit 9/11? I’m not asking how you feel about the message / content of any of these films. I’m just trying to understand why Sicko seemed […]
Listen: I was never a huge Trek fan. I was always Star Wars all the way. After school my sister and I watched cartoons — Tom & Jerry, Bugs Bunny, Superfriends — and then, because we were usually with my grandparents, the standard early 80s grandparent shows: Happy Days, Barney Miller, Alice, and M*A*S*H. It […]
You say you want an alphabetized list of all the movies I saw in 2008? I can do that.
Is it just me or does Amy Winehouse look amazingly similar to Tim Curry as Frank N. Furter from the Rocky Horror Picture Show? </barf>
I have no idea what possessed me to go see The Day the Earth Stood Still on Saturday night. The ads didn’t really impress me, but I saw that it featured Coach Taylor, Dom Draper, and Archie Leach, so how bad could it be? Let me put it this way: The absolute best part of […]
Jason just linked to an article at The New Yorker with a list of the five scariest movies of all time. I’ve only seen one of the films on the list — The Silence of the Lambs — which I thought was a great thriller, but it didn’t particularly scare me. Cannibals and serial killers […]
Recent Movies: Pineapple Express ***1/2 Gone Baby Gone **** Bottle Shock ** (based on the book Judgment of Paris) Gone in 60 Seconds *1/2 Currently Reading: Rigged: The True Story of an Ivy League Kid Who Changed the World of Oil, from Wall Street to Dubai, by Ben Mezrich Nature Girl, by Carl Hiaasen How […]
While we were waiting for the Olympics to start out here on the West coast, we caught the end of an old Entourage episode on HBO. The track playing over the end credits was Sinnerman, by Nina Simone. That song is also played during the conclusion of The Thomas Crown Affair remake with Pierce Brosnan, […]
“Jump the Shark” has totally Nuked the Fridge. via the Longboard
My friends Bob and Gretchen were in town last night for the X-Files premiere at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood. I met them afterwards and we went to Citizen Smith for a late dinner. (It took me just under an hour to get to the restaurant from my house, even though it’s only about eight […]