Pixels review — It’s pretty bad, folks

Directed by Chris Columbus, written by Tim Herlihy and Timothy Dowling, based on a short film by Patrick Jean There was no way I could miss the critical drubbing Pixels received when it opened last weekend. Reviews were practically unanimous in their negative assessment of the film, from one side of the critical community to…Read More

Mission: Impossible series review

My mother loved the 1960s TV series, created by Bruce Gellar. I remember that much about it, and that it starred, at one time or another, Leonard Nimoy, Sam Elliot, Greg Morris, Barbara Bain and Martin Landau—who I knew better as a kid from Space: 1999—and Peter Graves as Jim Phelps, the guy calling the…Read More


Stephen Cooke and I dug into a few creepy-crawly insect movies, inspired by seeing  Ant-Man. Other titles up for discussion in the newest podcast include Them!, Tarantula, The Incredible Shrinking Man, The Kingdom of Spiders, The Swarm, The Fly, Arachnophobia, Matinee, Angels & Insects, Starship Troopers, and Enemy! Go here for podcast #10Read More

Trainwreck review — Bad girls do it OK

Directed by Judd Apatow, written by Amy Schumer I've been enjoying Amy Schumer's rise to pop culture hot thing status. In the past six months she's elevated her Comedy Central TV show into meme-worthy funny. This kind of attention doesn't happen by accident. She's a comedian with a great knack for puncturing tired, patriarchal attitudes…Read More