Revisiting FX’s The Shield

If you were to look back over the history of television, you’d see an awful lot of shows about doctors, lawyers, and cops. Seriously, do it! Tons of shows based solely around the idea that people are doctors, lawyers, and cops. What a concept! Because these are such ordinary ideas, Hollywood has to get creative. […]

Interstellar

Full disclosure: Christopher Nolan is my favorite director. I’m the kind of fan who has to see his films on opening day, at the earliest possible showing, like a huge nerd. I also obsessively check his imdb.com profile to see what projects he’s working on. But don’t worry – I won’t let my fangirl tendencies […]

The Knick

A television show about a hospital is not a new concept. In fact, medical dramas have been pretty popular over the last several decades. From St. Elsewhere to E.R. to House, audiences have always had an interest in shows about medicine, perhaps for two reasons: medicine is a subject that fascinates the general public, and […]

Gone Girl

  Currently, everyone is freaking out about the movie Gone Girl. Whos everyone? Well, for starters, people who have read the book (not me) and people who love David Fincher movies (me). This was evidenced by the crowd I was with at the noon showing on opening day a bunch of ladies who’ve loved Gillian […]

This is Where I Leave You

First things first – This is Where I Leave You is not a comedy. Sure, there are funny moments in the movie, many of which are featured in the trailer, but believe me when I tell you: this movie is sort of a downer. If you’ve read Jonathan Tropper’s novel upon which the movie was […]

Every Predator Movie: Is too much of a good thing a bad thing?

I love Predator. But do I love him after watching all 5 movies in a row?

The Room

Recently, I reviewed The Canyons – a movie so bad that I described it as a “shit-heap” and “dumpster-fire.” It was by no means the worst movie I’d ever seen, but it was certainly the worst movie I’d seen in a very long time, and I pride myself on being a connoisseur of really bad […]

The Canyons

Every once in a while, a movie comes along that is so moving, so powerful, that it leaves you feeling inspired. This is not that movie. Directed by Paul Schrader (who wrote Raging Bull – seriously!), The Canyons is a movie that is so awful that I feel dumber for having watched it. Maybe you […]

Texas Forever and Ever, Amen: Friday Night Lights

I am the friend who will earnestly and sincerely tell you that you should watch Friday Night Lights.

The Siren Song of Brendan Fraser Movies

Fraser’s special pronunciation of the word, “penis?” (He pronounces it like, “tennis,” if I remember correctly.) Outstanding.