Online editor of Dealerscope, CustomRetailer and other CTPG sites. Columnist and gadget reviewer for Tell Magazine.

Fin: Duggars go down, “Host” at ten and beyond the Bechdel Test

I know the Duggar situation is ultimately tragic and I shouldn’t be reveling in their various hypocrisies… but I am reveling in their various hypocrisies. I don’t what’s worse- to be called out for hypocrisy by the mother of Honey Boo Boo, or that the mother of Honey Boo Boo has a point. (Jezebel) Reflections more »

Sons of ‘Sons': Kurt Sutter’s “Bastard Executioner” picked up

FX got seven years of standout ratings from Kurt Sutter’s ‘Sons of Anarchy,’ so it’s probably not a huge surprise that the same network has picked up Sutter’s next show, which is called “The Bastard Executioner.” Deadline reported that the show, set in the “Late Middle Ages,” received a ten-episode pickup: A period drama, The more »

Beyond “Trainwreck”: Amy Schumer lines up deal for second movie

Amy Schumer’s huge year will continue next month with her first movie starring role, in Judd Apatow’s “Trainwreck.” Apparently things are looking good enough for that one that Schumer is already set for a second movie. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Schumer will star and also co-wrote an “an untitled mother-daughter comedy.” One of the more »

Popcorn in Your Browser is dead after just a couple of days

There’s a reason why movie piracy hasn’t been either as widespread or disruptive as piracy in such areas as music or even pornography: Doing it is hard, and time-consuming, and not everyone knows how to do it. Popcorn Time has been talked up as a legitimate challenger, but it still hasn’t gained anything resembling the more »


The case for the Washington Redskins on “Hard Knocks”

It’s almost June, and the start of NFL training camps is about three months away. But we still don’t have a team for this year’s version of HBO’s training camp reality series Hard Knocks. Now, according to a report from by reporter Tony Grossi, we learn that the NFL has three finalists for this more »

All hail the Doof: “Mad Max: Fury Road,” it’s all about the guitar guy

There’s a whole lot that’s awesome about “Mad Max: Fury Road,” from the non-stop action to the masterful filmmaking to the subtle feminist slant that’s driven some of the world’s worst people into frightened apoplexy. But undoubtedly, the movie has a breakout character, and his name is Coma, the Doof Warrior. You know who I’m more »

Fin: The worst oral history ever, Weiner explains it all and the return of Suey Park

I’m sure there’s a theoretical oral history that I could conceivably be less interested in reading than one of “The Human Centipede,” but I just can’t think of one right now. “Oral history,” yuk (Vulture) See, Matthew Weiner did it right: He gave one interview, and only one, a few days later, explaining the finale more »

DVD Review: “Snapshot”

What a bizarre movie, careening among various different genres and tones. “Snapshot,” a direct-to-DVD release from director Eric Etebari. What appears to start off as a “Blow-Up” for the digital area becomes about eight other different movies by the end. It’s a thriller, then a dark comedy, then a sappy tale of family reconciliation, and more »

Movie Review: “I Am Big Bird”

I love Big Bird. You love Big Bird. But how much do you know about Big Bird? “I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story” tells us all of that and much more: In less than 90 minutes, it’s a reasonably complete history of the big Bird character and the man in it. Spinney, now more »

David Simon returns to HBO in August with ‘Show Me a Hero’

If you’re a lot more interested in seeing a David Simon-created TV show than reading Simon’s blog post, I have some good news: Simon’s new miniseries project is coming to HBO in August. Simon, the creator of The Wire and Treme, will present Show Me a Hero, a mini-series about a true-life fight over low-income more »

The Last Late Show: Letterman’s perfect finale

The more than 30-year late night era of David Letterman came to an end Wednesday night with a fantastic series finale. It combined everything the finale of a talk show should: Plenty of clips, plenty of appearances from core guests and heartfelt thanks to the show’s staff and viewers, as well as the host’s wife more »

Sling TV comes to Google Nexus Player, Google Play Store

Sling TV announced that the service is now available on the Android TV platform, including the Google Nexus Player. It is also available in the Google Play store. Google and Sling TV are kicking off the partnership with two special offers: New customers, Sling TV said, can purchase a Nexus Player at a 50 percent more »