Fin: Dumb Ditka, dueling SNL weeks and what’s so R-rated about being gay?

On the Mike Ditka “Redskins” comment, I ask of you: Have you ever once heard Ditka say something out loud, whether in his coaching or broadcasting careers, that didn’t make you think to yourself, “this man is a blithering idiot?” I’m just glad he never followed through on his threats to run for political office. more »

Katie’s got a gun in the trailer for the film ‘Miss Meadows’

In some ways, it’s perfect casting. While she was married to Tom Cruise, former ‘Dawson’s Creek’ hottie and Bruce Wayne love interest Katie Holmes was reduced to a series of speculative jokes about her relationship with her superstar husband, the parentage of her child Suri, and her connection to Scientology. Many believed she had become more »

Blu-ray Review: ‘Disneynature’s Bears’

We adult critics sometimes forget that, on rare occasions, certain films aren’t actually made for us. Sure, we are asked to review them, to step into this so-called foreign frame of reference and relate, but as stated before, we really aren’t supposed to get it. The people behind the scenes just don’t expect us to more »

Movie Review: “When the Game Stands Tall”

Have you ever had one of those moments when you think you’re saying something super important, but nobody seems to be taking you seriously? It’s almost as if the harder you try, the more laughs your so-called “message” receives. I hate to say it, but this is exactly what happened while I was watching “When more »

Ken Jeong to murder David Hasselhoff in an untitled WWE produced comedy

What is it about Ken Jeong? How could he be so funny on Community but so very unfunny in everything else? How is that even possible? He’s like the January Jones of comedy in that once you remove him from within the magical confines of his critically acclaimed TV series, he’s practically useless. And that’s more »

“Our Brand is Crisis” feature moving forward, with Bullock 

Released back in 2005, “Our Brand is Crisis” was a pretty incredible documentary: It followed a group of American political consultants, led by numerous veterans of the Clinton Administration and the Gore presidential campaigns, as they traveled to Bolivia to work on the 2002 campaign of Gonzalo “Goni” Sánchez de Lozada,  a neoliberal, business-friendly candidate. more »

DVD Review: The Possession of Michael King

There’s an old saying that notes that an atheist can never find God for much the same reason that a thief can never find a policeman. While not everybody agrees with that concept, it’s kind of going to be the one that “The Possession of Michael King”–a copy of which our friends at Anchor Bay more »

Movie Review: “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”

Back in 2005, the first “Sin City” film was a match made in movie heaven. Take one of the most influential figures in comic book history in Frank Miller, add one of the most creative cinematic forces in recent times in Robert Rodriguez, combine them both with some of the newest groundbreaking, state-of-the-art film making more »

Nicolas Cage is back cashing checks in the trailer for ‘Outcast’

Just when it looks like we have Nicolas Cage all figured out, along comes the trailer for something called ‘Outcast.’ Over the last few years, the Oscar winning actor has lowered his former A-lister profile significantly by starring in, what seems like, any old script that came flying over the transom (don’t know the reference? more »

Movie Review: “If I Stay”

Now, I know I’m not supposed to go into a film with any preconceived notions. I’m supposed to judge each movie fairly without bias. Well, usually I do my best to follow this unwritten law and sometimes I get rewarded for my efforts. Once in a great while, I find myself pleasantly surprised by a more »

From Aronofsky to Animation: ‘Noah’s Ark’ getting the cartoon treatment

Everything in Hollywood is cyclical. Now, it’s the superhero movie and its various comic book offshoots. Before, it was J-Horror, the high concept comedy, torture porn, and the overblown action effort, to name a few. Now, it seems like Bible stories are coming back in a big way. In a couple of months, Ridley Scott more »

3D printing documentary headed to Netflix in September

3D printing: it’s that strange, mysterious technology of the future, starting to appear in retail stores and, in some cases, people’s homes. There’s a documentary about 3D printing that did the festival circuit earlier this year, even winning the documentary feature award at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival, and now it’s headed to Netflix. “Print more »