my week the movies: ‘The Ugly Truth,’ ‘New Orleans, Mon Amour,’ ‘The Answer Man,’ ‘Orphan,’ ‘Bliss,’ ‘Adam’

Get it? It is a truth universally acknowledged that men love with their dicks and women love with their brains. Everyone just knows this. I’m not sure if we should take this as an indication that the people involved in making this movie actually genuinely don’t understand that people are wildly individualistic and so figure … more…

new DVD releases in Region 1, July 14

green light (definitely check it out): The Edge of Love: I saw this on the plane going to England last fall. Good stuff about Dylan Thomas — it’s got Keira Knightley and everything! [Amazon U.S.] [now available at Amazon U.K.] Mad Men: Season 2: Funny how it makes the 60s look cool and stylish and … more…

new DVD releases in Region 2, July 13

green light (definitely check it out): Religulous: Bill Maher might be kind of an asshole, but he’s right: religion is poison. [Amazon U.K.] [now available at Amazon U.S.] Torchwood: Children of Earth: What this Doctor Who spinoff was always meant to be: dark, harsh, and intense. [Amazon U.K.] [preorder at Amazon U.S.] Mad Men: Series … more…

trailer break: ‘Obsessed’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… Gee, you fuck a temp once in a bathroom stall, and suddenly she thinks there’s something going on. What is it with these crazy-ass chicks? Also: WTF is that “You’re a temp?” supposed to mean? Temps can’t be hot? WTF is with that “Always nice to have … more…

trailer break: ‘Revolutionary Road’

Take a break from work: watch a movie trailer… It’s Mad Men meets Titanic! It’s what would have happened to Jack and Rose if they’d gotten off that ship together in New York! Leo turns into the man in the gray flannel suit! Kate turns into a suburban mom running for the shelter of her … more…

16 Emmys noms for ‘Mad Men’

Basic cable smacked the networks and pay cable today when Mad Men (and Damages) were nominated in the best-drama-series category, a first for basic cable. As the AP also notes, rather gleefully, “stars from cable’s less glamorous channels also made a splash in major acting categories.” I’m still watching Season One of Mad Men on … more…