Content tagged with "entertainment"

Adam vs Danny
April 11, 2009

A showdown is looming on American Idol which I think is going to be pretty interesting to watch. The top two contenders – the two I firmly believe will fight it out in the last episode – could not be...

Arrested Development
December 28, 2008

A celebration of a great TV show.

Broadway Definitions
February 18, 2009

“On Broadway” has a specific set of definitions, it turns out.

The Dark Side of Roger Ebert
January 4, 2009

Ebert was best when a movie pissed him off.

David Copperfield and the Disappearing Audience
May 5, 2010

So Annie and I went and saw David Copperfield tonight at the Washington Pavilion. It was a good show. I honestly couldn’t figure out a lot of the tricks. As with many magicians, a lot of the show...

Excerpts from “Casino Royale”
November 17, 2009

I just got done reading “Casino Royale” for the third or fourth time. This is the original novel, from 1953. It was the first James Bond novel, written by Ian Fleming from his estate in Jamiaca. There...

Leverage
March 21, 2010

I’ve become awfully smitten with the TNT series Leverage. it’s a dramedy about a team of five con artists who play Robin Hood, stealing from the rich and powerful and returning money to those they’ve...

Needless Sex in Film and TV
January 8, 2009

I’m not against nudity in media, so long as it has a point.

RIP Phil Hartman
September 30, 2014

I loved this profile of Phil Hartman written by Jack Handey, who was an SNL writer for decades (and the source of the infamous, “Deep Thoughts, by Jack Handey”). He could do any accent. He could play...

Thoughts on Avatar
March 21, 2010

So, I saw Avatar the other night. I was finally prompted to go because it’s coming out on DVD in about a month, so I figured this was my last chance to catch it in the theater. Alec came with me,...

Why I Love “The Incredibles”
July 19, 2011

I love “The Incredibles.” it’s one of my favorite movies, and when it’s on, I drop everything and glue myself to the couch. I tried to figure out why I love this movie so much, and I came up with a...