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The Hundred-Foot Journey (quick movie review)

The Hundred-Foot Journey features great photography, color pallet and a marvelous cast that brings their A game, but as the movie drags on, its endless montages and meandering subplots turn a quality film into a movie that can’t keep your interest. Read the rest of this entry

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Monuments Men (quick movie review)

How could a movie about a compelling subject with this cast have so little teeth? Monuments Men just doesn’t have any bite – the flick can’t hold an audience.
OK, I’m done with the weird mouth metaphors. Read the rest of this entry

Sunday Cat Blog 9/14/14

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Now the cats are taking over the dog beds, too. No fear, yo

Sears Wish Book featuring Farrah Fawcett bean bag chair

I know, it’s only September and I shouldn’t be doing Christmas posts yet, but screw you, you picky prick! I found the most amazing page of a Sears Wish Book that ever existed and the fact that Farrah Fawcett is included in this situation is only half the reason this is great.

OK, probably more than half… Read the rest of this entry

Fun with Google Autocomplete (part 2)

Last time on Fun with Google Autocomplete, we learned that Americans were bad at history and distinguishing between fantasy and reality. This time, we see that Google is doing a great job of anticipating our concerns about the NFL and their most notorious players. Read the rest of this entry

Rocky II (quick movie review)

Rocky II is such a fascinating sequel. In some ways, it continues the story of the first flick in an interesting and dramatic way, yet on the other hand, it’s basically the exact same damn movie as the first one. Read the rest of this entry

Mr. Mom (quick movie review)

If the trailer isn’t evidence enough, Mr. Mom is positively dripping with 1980s situational comedy. It’s even got three 80s powerhouse names: John Hughes, Martin Mull and Teri Garr. It couldn’t be any more 80s unless He-Man was in it riding a flat nosed skateboard while singing "Thriller." Read the rest of this entry

Samurai Cop (movie review – so bad it's good!)

There’s the Worst Movies Ever, there’s Movies So Bad They’re Good, and then there’s Samurai Cop, which may be the action/buddy cop equivalent to drama’s The Room. I know, that’s a bold claim, but this movie has the goods to back it up. Read the rest of this entry

The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story (tv movie review)

As a kid, I was a big fan of Saved by the Bell. It’s one of those things I could never verbalize – I just liked that show. It never made me laugh, cry or… anything, really, but I watched the hell out of that show. I guess I just identified with the characters… also, me and my buddy spent a lot of time leering at Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, but… you know, fifth grade. What can I tell ya? Hence, Dr. Girlfriend and I watched Lifetime’s The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story for nostalgia’s sake. Read the rest of this entry

Sunday Cat Blog 9/7/14

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The cats are all, “We took your bed, fool! Enjoy the dander!”

Saturday Dog Blog 9/6/14

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As you can see, poor Conny is going through a full shed. I can’t keep up with it. That’s life with a husky!

The Knee Defender invites you to make a bad situation worse

I can’t think of another product that’s as likely to incite violence as the Knee Defender. Ripped right from the most primal and self serving areas of the human brain, the Knee Defender exists only to antagonize your fellow air traveler. Read the rest of this entry

The Odd Couple (quick movie review)

I grew up watching reruns of The Odd Couple on TV. I’m a big fan – I even had a hamster named Oscar. Yet, I’ve just gotten around to seeing the film based on Neil Simon’s play this past weekend. Given the author and that the movie stars Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon, my expectations were high as we settled in to watch a classic. Read the rest of this entry

The Railway Man (movie review)

The Railway Man is a little known drama starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman that no one liked except me. Read the rest of this entry

The Expendables 3 (movie review)

We saw the third (and final?) film in the franchise you didn’t ask for (or didn’t know you wanted, depending on your point of view) in The Expendables 3 this weekend and I must say that, for what it’s worth, this is the best film yet in the franchise. Read the rest of this entry

Frenzy (a "Better Know Your Hitchcock!" movie review)

By 1972, Alfred Hitchcock was finally able to get some boobs into a movie in the shade of Frenzy, which I believe to be the only Hitchcock movie of the R rated variety. Read the rest of this entry

Vegan Treats Bakery – Bethlehem, PA (vegan review)

Vegan Treats in Bethlehem, PA is the best bakery on the planet. You’re welcome. Go there.

You might be thinking, "But I don’t live anywhere near Bethlehem, PA," to which I must respond, "I just told you it’s the best bakery on earth. Rent, lease, buy or steal a car!" There are cannolis to be had!

(And no, I have no idea why the graphics in the video read "Vegan Sweets Bakery" despite the fact that you clearly read "Vegan Treats Bakery" on the walls of the bakery itself. There’s probably a reason… but I can’t figure out what it could be.)

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North by Northwest (a "Better Know Your Hitchcock!" movie review)

Ah, North by Northwest – a quintessential Alfred Hitchcock movie! Is it the most famous? The most memorable? The most popular? Is it the best of Hitchcock’s movies? One thing’s for sure – it’s certainly a great flick!

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Muppets Most Wanted (movie review)

At this point, it’s not news that Muppets Most Wanted is a gigantic disappointment, yet I was still shocked by the depths of its awfulness when we finally saw it this past weekend. Read the rest of this entry

The Deep Blue Sea (movie review)

One does not watch The Deep Blue Sea but rather, the viewer collides with it – it’s like a visual and auditory game of bumper cars. Read the rest of this entry

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