Thank You, Activisio...

Wow. It’s not often that something surprises and impresses me to the point where I feel I need to share with others, but this was a really nice gesture on the part of Activision. We bought Guitar Hero III for the Wii a couple of months ago and recently took advantage of...

badmouthing the radi...

I recently was interviewed for the Food Guy and Marcy syndicated radio show. The “Guy” in “Food Guy” is Guy Fieri, winner of the first “The Next Food Network Star” contest. He currently has three shows on the Food Network and a string of restaurants dotting...

Charlie Bartlett

[rating:4] Director: Jon Poll Starring: Anton Yelchin, Robert Downey Jr., Kat Dennings Charlie Bartlett is an eager-to-please movie that doesn’t quite know how to fit in, about an eager-to-please kid who doesn’t quite know how to fit in. The film mines territory that has been...

Definitely Maybe

[rating:3.5] Director: Adam Brooks Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Abigail Breslin, Isla Fisher, Elizabeth Banks, Rachel Weisz Ryan Reynolds—who probably gets asked for Jason Lee’s autograph a lot—is going through a divorce, and his 10-year-old daughter wants to know why, and ends...

HD-DVD vs. Blu-ray: ...

The battle for the next high-definition disc format is all but over. Over the past month and a half, HD-DVD has received a series of crushing blows. Actually, its more like HD-DVD was murdered, the corpse was pissed on, buried, dug back up and then forced to perform unnatural acts with a...

Cloverfield

[rating:3] Director: Matt Reeves Starring: Michael Stahl-David, Mike Vogel, Odette Yustman, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas, T.J. Miller Cloverfield is a well-made movie that tries to shake something new out of very familiar tropes. It sets up two difficult filmmaking challenges that are fully...