Monthly Archives: December 2015

Trainwreck movie review


It’s incredible how rare a movie like Trainwreck has become.  While the flick clearly includes (and embraces) improvisation (as Judd Apatow movies tend to do), this is a tightly scripted comedy (by star Amy Schumer) with a heart.  Read the rest of this entry

One of these toys is not like the other one…

In the grand tradition of spotting that which does not belong, I bring you this video.  It’s 7 seconds you can never have back.

Christmas 2015 aftermath


The presents have been opened. The food has been eaten. The dishwasher is FULL.  Such is Christmas aftermath.
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Merry Christmas, it’s Rhinestone

As it turns out, Sylvester Stallone and Dolly Parton made a dud of a movie called Rhinestone together back in 1984.  And it is glorious.  Read the rest of this entry

Christmas Eve checklist

Here are the things I need to have done for Christmas Eve. Read the rest of this entry

Star Wars The Force Awakens movie review


Obviously, Star Wars The Force Awakens could never truly meet expectations. The idea of restoring order to the franchise after the disappointing Prequel Trilogy is an exciting prospect and the trailers make big promises. But does the movie deliver?

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Thoughts on Star Wars before seeing The Force Awakens


Star Wars is one of those things that have always been there for me. No matter how tough life gets, you can always take a break and visit the galaxy that only exists a long time ago and is far, far away.
Star Wars has gone from movie phenomenon to cultural institution and right now, it seems like it always will be. Maybe the sequel trilogy will alter its status one way or another, but in this moment, the anticipation is palpable.
And by all that, I mean this: the force will be with you – always.

Cruz Christmas Classics collapses my colon


This offends both Christians and comedy fans by politicizing a high holy day and doing so in such an unfunny manner.
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Merry Matrimony movie review


You think they end up together by the end of the film?

So… Yeah, Merry Matrimony is not a Christmas movie. Not really. This movie could take place during any holiday and it’d still be a RomCom without the Com.  it could just as easily be called Labor Day Love and you’d barely have to change anything.

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Window Wonderland movie review

Window Wonderland

Like virtually every movie produced by the Hallmark Channel, Window Wonderland has the usual problems:  by the numbers RomCom, no surprises.  Yet, this movie is a bit more than the sum of its parts. Read the rest of this entry

Which wrapping paper should I use?

This was a difficult decision.

Republicans are Master Debaters (Round 5)


See what I did there?

CNN brought the thirteen (yes, there is still an unwieldy baker’s dozen) Republican Presidential Candidates to Las Vegas last night for the fifth debate in an effort to give Chris Christie an up close view at profitable casinos. Here’s what went down. Read the rest of this entry

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