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This movie presented this reviewer with a tidy ethical dilemma. Regular readers know I saw the first two installments in the interminable Hobbit trilogy in the theater (in 3D) and wrote about them here, so I felt some obligation to … Continue reading
Had a great time today at my free private showing of the new (and rather brilliant) animated superhero flick Big Hero 6. Private, because there didn’t happen to be anyone else who wanted to see a kids’ movie at quarter … Continue reading
Please note that the guy with the cape and the cave and the signal and the mobile is The Batman. This is a bat man, so no harm no foul on the copyright front. OK. In terms of content, this … Continue reading
Sad news today, as we hear of the death of Tom Magliozzi, the elder of “Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers” who hosted “Car Talk” on NPR for so many years. I love radio, and “Car Talk” was one of … Continue reading
Had a bit of a surprise at lunchtime, when I got around to reading today’s Chicago Tribune. On the front page was a fascinating article about the new Spinosaurus discoveries announced today. It’s a topic of local interest since lead … Continue reading
Imagine the scene: it’s Sunday evening and you are sitting peacefully in your own living room, doodling in your sketchbook while you watch this week’s episode of The Great Food Truck Race. (This is a completely pointless Food Network program … Continue reading
(In case you have The Great Martian War awaiting you on your DVR, or are waiting for either a rerun on History or BBC America or the DVD release, I am putting my appreciation of this extremely weird program under … Continue reading
Guardians of the Galaxy is a great movie for a rainy summer afternoon. If you’ve seen the ads and the trailers and never read the comics, you will be excused for thinking that this flick is a colorful space opera … Continue reading
On this, the rest day between the end of the group competitions and the beginning of the knockout round, here are just a few of the notes I’ve been making as I watch the (“association football”) World Cup. Sportscasters say … Continue reading
“A cartoonist in Kekionga”, complete with Josef from the header, has been mentioned on the Robot Skeleton Army website, home of daily headlines about Craig Ferguson and The Late Late Show! As a ridiculously adoring fan of this profound, silly … Continue reading