trailer break: ‘Paper Heart’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… Is it really a documentary, or is it a fictional story about making a documentary? Did Charlyne Yi really just accidentally happen to run into her old friend Michael Cera, coincidentally one of the hottest young actors working today, while making an actual doc about not believing … more…

Year One (review)

Thanks so much, everyone involved in *Year One,* for setting back the noble causes of blasphemy, rational thinking, and humanism about a century.

dream cast: (not so) hypothetical ‘Tripods’ movie

It’s Thursday, and that means it’s time to remake an 80s classic TV show or movie with an all-new cast. This week: Tripods, the 1984-85 BBC/Seven Network young adult science fiction series based on the novels by John Christopher [Amazon U.S.] [Amazon U.K.]. (This week’s Dream Cast idea comes courtesy of Ken. If you have … more…

dream cast: hypothetical ‘Real Genius’ movie

It’s Thursday, so it’s time to remake an 80s classic TV show or movie with an all-new cast. This week: Real Genius, the 1985 comedy about science geeks, college life, and the military-industrial complex. (This Dream Cast was suggested by reader John. If you have a suggestion for an 80s TV show or movie we … more…

Superbad (review)

This is why Hollywood mostly sucks: Corporate movies are getting made from scripts written by 13-year-olds who went on to drop out of high school.