Traitor

Director: Jeffrey Nachmanoff Starring: Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Said Taghmaoui, Jeff Daniels Rating: 4 stars (out of five) Don Cheadle is a hell of an actor, and it’s always a good thing when he gets something of substance, like a Hotel Rwanda, that’s worthy of his talent. In...

Top 5 Olympic Opening Ceremony Moments Aug18

Top 5 Olympic Opening Ceremony Moments

Top 5 Olympic Opening Ceremony Moments (That China Wants You To Forget) The Olympics are heading to a close, which makes it a perfect time to reflect on how it all began. The opening ceremonies were – by all accounts – spectacular. It was that grandest spectacle that I, personally, have ever seen. But almost as soon as the opening ceremonies were over, journalists and bloggers started noticing the cracks in the perfect facade that the Chinese government had erected. So now we give you: The Top 5 Olympic Opening Ceremony Moments China Wants You To Forget: 5. The Blue Screen of Death Amid all the LED, projectors and other...

Tropic Thunder

Director: Ben Stiller Starring: Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr., Jack Black, Brandon T. Jackson Rating: 4 stars (out of five) Tropic Thunder is good. It’s worth seeing and, given the action spectacle on top of the comedy, it’s worth seeing on the big screen. The film is very funny, but cowriter/director/star Ben Stiller forgets sometimes that not everyone in the world is so wired into the important goings-on in Hollywood that all his parodic swipes at the freaky fishbowl he lives in are going to work. But occasionally I forget that whole swaths of the population subscribe—not just read, but freakin’ subscribe to Us...

Breaking the Digg Chain Aug13

Breaking the Digg Ch...

  I found this image the other day while surfing the net, then found another link to it on Digg. It’s a damn funny photo, but trying to track down its origins shows how it is possible to do the right thing and the wrong thing at the same time. Here’s the post on Digg....