Time knows you'...

Time magazine seems to fancy itself an arbiter of coolness. Yeah, take a minute to let that sink in. Bookslut, the brilliant and brilliantly named literary blog, noted on Friday that Time had interviewed Neil Gaiman. A versatile and talented writer (and great blogger), Gaiman is poised to...

The Simpsons Movie

[rating:4] Director: David Silverman Starring: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardly Smith, Harry Shearer, Hank Azaria So when you bring a long-running television show (eighteen freakin’ seasons and counting) to the big screen, should you be satisfied when the result...

Harry Potter and the...

[rating:3] Director: David Yates Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Gary Oldman, Alan Rickman, Michael Gambon So is it good or bad that the fifth Harry Potter film feels so much like the previous four? The Potter movies are always flawed in the same way — too crowded with...

transformers: 1986 v...

The Transformers movie juggernaut has been merrily worming its way into America’s hearts and wallets for the past week. Although I haven’t seen it yet, I was struck by what a great cast they had put together: Hugo Weaving, Shia LaBeouf, Jon Voight. Then I thought back to the...