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“Crossy Road” App Review: Frogger for the Smartphone Crowd

Remember “Frogger?” That epic game for the Atari and/or Commodore 64 that had you guide a highly pixelated frog across a busy highway and a dangerous river of logs with strangely incongruous currents? Well that game has been reborn as the … Continue reading

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Wet Hot American Summer Sequel Series. Just Start Laughing Now.

Yesterday it was announced that comedy classic Wet Hot American Summer is going to return as a limited series for Netflix. With most of the original cast members reprising their roles, too. I’m here to tell you this is a good thing. … Continue reading

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All’s Well That End’s Well: Bittersweet Music and End Credits

I’m listening to the Beatles’ “Baby You’re a Rich Man” right now, a song which I always used to consider one of the filler tracks on Magical Mystery Tour. In fact, if the Beatles needed to cut one of the … Continue reading

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My Cocktail of Choice: Tom Collins (Inspired by Sealab 2021)

I don’t drink cocktails often, but when I do it’s a Tom Collins. There are different ways to prepare it, but the main, best way is: gin, soda water, sugar and lime juice. Usually served with a maraschino cherry. It’s … Continue reading

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Warner Brothers Throws a Hail Mary, Changes Title of “Edge of Tomorrow” for Home Release

I can’t believe they’re doing this. It’s just sad. A few months ago I wrote a glowing review of the Tom Cruise summer tentpole film Edge of Tomorrow. Sadly, despite my best efforts, that film went on to bomb at … Continue reading

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When a Movie Crosses over from Predictable to Unpredictably Predictable

I watched a lame, by-the-numbers DVD movie the other night, and something unexpected happened: I observed and catalogued a brilliant new cinematic phenomenon. Basically, the movie, The Purge (starring Ethan Hawke), was so outrageously predictable, Iit crossed over into the unpredictable. Let … Continue reading

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The Wake-Up Song From Hell: Maroon 5’s “Maps”

I’ve got some beef with the new Maroon 5 song, “Maps.” Before I get into it let me just say I’m not a fan of the band. I would never let that happen, though I suppose there’s a little bit … Continue reading

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The One Huge Flaw in 1968’s “Planet of the Apes”

I’m going to follow up on my glowing Dawn of the Planet of the Apes review with just a little more ape talk. There’s something I’ve been needing to get off my chest regarding the classic 1968 film starring Charlton … Continue reading

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“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” Overachieves, Big Time

There was a moment early on in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes where an army of horse-ridin’ chimpanzees march through the ruins of San Francisco as a calculated show of power. It was a brilliantly composed shot, accompanied … Continue reading

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“Edge of Tomorrow”: Groundhog Day Meets The Matrix (But in a Good Way)

  Sure, the first act of Doug Liman’s Edge of Tomorrow will push you to the edge of your patience. There sure is a bunch of sloppy storytelling to wade through before the fun starts. Prepare to slap your forehead … Continue reading

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