My weekly TV column is up at Torontoist.
FLAPJACKS: So did you see the new Liam Neeson movie? ME: Oh, you mean Liam Neeson Versus Wolves? Yeah. It was okay, I guess. FLAPJACKS: Only “okay,” though? I was hoping that it would be a classic. Is it better than Liam Neeson Versus Kidnappers? ME: Oh, it’s much better than that. Which, needless to [...]
Everyone’s talking about MGM, Paramount, and Universal this summer, but for some reason, nobody but me has the inside scoop on this summer’s films from indie horror/sci-fi titan The Asylum! Well, I know you all wanted that rectified, so here’s the inside scoop on their upcoming releases!
BEST PICTURE: The Artist is a lock, because audiences are crazy for this film’s simulation of nostalgia. (It has all the blissful reverie with half the calories, and unlike those other terrible foreign films you don’t have to read any subtitles!) The Descendants will get in, ditto Hugo and Moneyball. I’m sure about those four. [...]
Recently, the whole “Nice Guy” topic came up again, well after the initial post had become a thing of legend. Many people jumped in on the new discussion, but it always seems like the same people respond in the same way. The phrase, “Yes, they’re being jerks, but they’ve got a point…” keeps getting bandied [...]
So far: Chuck Norris TaleSpin Abiogenesis True Story Swear to God Final Fantasy XIII Hetalia: Axis Powers Gorgeous George Ex nihilo Costa Concordia disaster List of unusual deaths (I sometimes read this when I’m bored) Adolfo Tapia List of websites participating in January 18 SOPA protests (d’oh!) Sliders One clear lesson from this event is [...]
So today Wikipedia and Reddit and WordPress and a bunch of other sites have all “gone dark” for 24 hours to protest SOPA. They’re right to do so and if you’re one of my American readers, you should make sure you voice your opposition to the bill. Not least because it would be exceptionally easy [...]
Macleans has been getting a lot of hits the past week for its 99 Ways The Government Wastes Your Money series of posts, which is about what you’d expect from Macleans, a magazine that for the most part started downhill in the late 90s and never looked back, instead deciding to celebrate itself for championing [...]