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question of the day: Has TV simply gone crazy?

I’ve said more than once that even if Sturgeon’s Law holds true for TV — if 95 percent of what’s on the tube is crap (and that may be underestimating the amount of crap) — there’s still more non-crap than I can ever find the time to watch. Which is something I often take comfort … more…

wtf: Smurfs movie is totally uncalled for

Proof that there is no god: A Smurfs movie will be hurled at us in 2011, whether we want it or not. And it will be about Smurfs magically transported from whatever frakkin’ magical forest they live in to New York City. Like Enchanted, I guess. Only evil. It will be called The Smurfs. I … more…

question of the day: Do we need film festivals anymore?

I skipped the Tribeca Film Festival again this year because most, if not all, of the films there worth seeing will be available eventually in some format — some are already available on demand. Cannes is in progress right now — as Alex Billington at FirstShowing.net describes it: Although I love Sundance, there’s really no … more…

notes from a ‘Doctor Who’ fan screening

Okay, fanboys: Here’s a bit of advice. If you’re the big sweaty guy wearing the T-shirt two sizes too small, the question someone like Karen Gillan wants to hear from you is not: “Are you a chubby chaser?” It’s not cute, it’s not charming, it’s not clever: it’s kinda icky. It’s even ickier when you’ve … more…