The Prince Avalanche director finds life in the Texas rubble
UPDATED (Friday, 11:50 a.m.) to correct the ID in the top photo. This past week saw the release of Stephen King's latest short novel of hard-boiled crime fiction called Joyland, by my count his 70th overall, not counting reprints and compilations. What fuels output like that? By King's own admissio ... More >>
Looking back on the year in movies, and what's coming in 2012.
Uh-oh.If you happen to be on the wrong end of a tough loss in baseball, the last words you want to hear are "Elias Sports Bureau." The mere mention of that group should elicit the same queasiness with a losing baseball team that the Internal Revenue Service does with tax cheats, the Federal ... More >>
Admittedly, I didn't think she'd go this quickly, but I always knew Pia was toast. I said as much last week when discussing the stranglehold pre-adolescent female voters have on the show. Why else have only three females made the top five the last three seasons? Was Lee DeWyze really better t ... More >>
Lindsay Lohan's in my next movie? Just leave the bottle.I'd done a decent job putting the fact they're rebooting the Superman franchise *again* next year out of my mind, that is until a flurry of recent Man of Steel-related news items popped up in the last week or so. "Wait," you're saying, ... More >>
These six apps will help you with any movie, except Human Centipede. For that, you're on your own.It's awards season. From People's Choice to the Screen Actors Guild to the Academy Awards and the other hundred worthless statues given out this time of year, people are talking about movies, and ... More >>
Photo illustrations by John Seaborn GrayChristmas in an alternate dimension has the potential to be significantly more badass.If, as so many quantum physicists and dubious science-fiction shows suggest, there are infinite alternate dimensions, then of course that means there are infinite poss ... More >>
We know we're not supposed to admit this -- "Saturday Night Live sucks!!!" and all that -- but we kinda like the MacGruber sketches. They're short, unlike too many SNL skits dragged out beyond all point, and -- what can we say? -- they're usually funny.Now, however, we are dealing with MacGruber th ... More >>
The Bounty Hunter earned $21 million at the box office last weekend. A respectable take, though only enough to place third -- behind Alice in Wonderland and fellow opener Diary of a Wimpy Kid. The movie still looks like it'll earn a decent haul, then again, I don't remember seeing any of the Wimpy ... More >>
The Oughts, or whatever the hell people are going to call them (The Hell Years?) Are quickly drawing to a close; meaning it is a time to reflect on the 10 years that we've endured.Hair Balls and our sister blogs, Rocks Off and Eating...Our Words, will be putting together various lists delineating ... More >>
Hollywood claims the sky is falling. To which we say Puh-lease.