Mockingjay is sharp on propaganda but soft on celebrity.
Man, you got to feel for the Houston Astros. In a metropolitan area where only 40 percent of the city has the television capability to watch their games, and only a minuscule fraction of those people are choosing to do so, the only headline grabbing maneuver they had left (short of one of their pla ... More >>
Flicks to look into on the edge of tomorrow — and the next months
Byron Singer returns to the X-Men franchise and brings lots of exposition with him.
Rom-coms used to be a cash cow — and wildly popular with audiences. What happened?
Blockbuster sequel is more assured, but suffers from middle-book syndrome.
Movies are alive in the Age of McConaughey.
Looking for David O. Russell in Silver Linings Playbook.
The 2012 Olympics are barreling to a close, with just as few days before the most over-the-top ceremony since the opener a few months back (or so it seems, in terms of how long ago it was). There have been many highlights, from Michael Phelps winning gold medal after gold medal to a badminton scand ... More >>
The Hunger Games rages against our stupid culture, and becomes part of the problem.
I don't know much about The Hunger Games. It's nothing personal. Plenty of people enjoyed the series, but my stack of "need to read" books stands at about 50 titles already and generally swings between ponderous historical tomes and crime novels of the Dennis Lehane/George Pelecanos variety. ... More >>
Looking for truth in the harsh Winter's Bone.