Pete Vonder Haar
Pete Vonder Haar writes for the Houston Press and Village Voice. He likes Irish whiskey, Sumatran coffee, and Mexican wrestling.
3 days ago | Film and TV
The Boss Baby might look, at first, like any other major studio animation release. Directed by DreamWorks vet Tom McGrath (Madagascar, Megamind), the movie hits all the expected notes: the enduring importance of family, the persistence of untrustw...
11 days ago | Concerts
Spoiler Alert: Here be many portentous tones.
14 days ago | Reviews for the Easily Distracted
Title: Beauty and the Beast Describe This Movie In One Simpsons Quote: Scientist: "This specimen is either a below-average human being or a brilliant beast." Brief Plot Synopsis: Country girl finds forbidden love with hirsute man. Rating...
21 days ago | Reviews for the Easily Distracted
Title: Kong: Skull Island Describe This Movie In One Simpsons Quote: Marge: "He's not dead!" Mr. Burns: "No, but his career is. I remember when Al Jolson ran amok at the Winter Garden and climbed the Chrysler Building. After that, he couldn't...
29 days ago | Reviews for the Easily Distracted
Because Logan is everything we complain comic book movies aren’t: it’s contemplative and poignant, and there are depths to these characters only hinted at in earlier films. There's also a real sense of closure, unlike the perpetual post-cre...