My weekly TV column is up at Torontoist.
So here’s a question I’ve been pondering for a while now: If you were to find someone in the early stages of geekery…a “proto-geek”, if you will, with an interest in cult fiction but no knowledge of it to speak of, what would you feel like they’d need to know to develop a useful cultural [...]
I can safely say without making any allusions to the film’s quality (which I thought was quite good overall) that this movie is going to win all the Academy Awards, and possibly some of next year’s if they can figure out a way to give the filmmakers those.
When I wrote last week’s post, about how it it’s okay to form opinions on things you haven’t seen yet, and even to not change those opinions in the face of opposition from people who have seen those things, many people pointed out the perilous downside to this. Which is that, just as we have [...]
I really wish Django Unchained hadn’t been sold out because really, This Is 40 When You Are Stupidly Well-Off would have been a much better title for the latest from Judd Apatow’s Wildly Uneven Movie Factory.
I still haven’t seen ‘Revolution’. Honestly, I don’t even know if it’s been picked up for a second season, or whether it’s going to be another one of those post-’Lost’ series that the networks poured money into hoping to catch lightning in a bottle a second time only to see it die a quick and [...]
“Newtown Answers” Charlotte Allen: This massacre might not have happened if some manly men were working at the school rather than weak, helpless women. Jim Daly: The massacre was horrible, but it’s Christmas! Anthony Daniels: The problem is that people think they deserve to be happy. Also, psychology is bullshit. Charles A. Donovan: It was [...]
And my Villain for Torontoist this year is the same as it is every year. There is a longstanding theory that people learn from experience, but Rob Ford seems dedicated to demonstrating that this theory does not have to be universal.
Torontoist does its yearly Heroes and Villains at the end of every year, and my hero was the Toronto Marlies, for their equality pledge. (My Villain is still forthcoming. Regulars can, uh, probably guess.)