Obviously Losing

Location: Los Angeles, California

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The Simpsons Game's Hollywood premiere

Click here to read my second PopWatch post.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

300 Spartan Apples

This is better than the movie it's based on. Then again, topping "300" isn't that much of a feat.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

EW's PopWatch

My first post on Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch blog went up today.

You can read it here.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Glen & Gary and Glen & Ross

The best part of this trailer is the title.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Reservation Road

I almost forgot... here is my review of the film.

M.I.A. is A-OK

It took me awhile to warm up to M.I.A. because I generally have a problem with musicians who borrow so heavily from other sources, but "Kala" is simply too much fun to dislike.

Here's "Jimmy."

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Out of it

Sorry for the lack of updates lately, but I've been battling some sort of stomach virus, and it has not been fun to say the least.

Until I get back up to speed, I recommend visiting Collision Detection and Boing Boing, which are two of the most consistently interesting blogs out there.

Friday, October 12, 2007

X-Wing Launch

Saturday, October 06, 2007

"American Gangster" and Oscar Talk

Okay, I'll make this quick, for I'm in desperate need of sleep.

Ridley Scott's "American Gangster" is quite the entertaining picture. It's not profound, and it doesn't reach for the stars, but its 160-minute runtime flies by thanks to crackling performances from Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe, and because of Scott's dead-on direction. This is the movie "The Departed" should have been - sleek and effortlessly enjoyable.

Also, I haven't mentioned "Juno" yet. It's a real charmer - a witty, funny, and oddly touching movie with a superb lead performance by Ellen Page. It's going to be a hit in the same way "Little Miss Sunshine" was, although "Juno" deserves it even more.

Which brings me to the Oscars. I think it's time to get those Best Picture predictions out there. Judging from what I've seen and heard, these are the five I'm putting my money on, in order of probability:

1. Atonement
2. Charlie Wilson's War
3. American Gangster
4. Juno
5. No Country for Old Men

The runner-ups:

6. The Kite Runner
7. Sweeney Todd
8. There Will Be Blood
9. Michael Clayton
10. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

Thursday, October 04, 2007

"Sweeney Todd" Trailer

Watch it here.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Go Angels!!!

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Animal Collective

I should have mentioned Animal Collective's new album, Strawberry Jam, much earlier than now. It is, simply put, a great album.

Here's the rather inspired music video for "Peacebone":

Monday, October 01, 2007

Entertainment Weekly

I've been at Variety for nearly eight months now, and I've had a truly wonderful time there. So, it's with a sigh that I've decided to leave Variety and join Entertainment Weekly. I'm leaving one internship for another, and it'll be interesting to see how they differ.

I simply felt it was time to try something new. Variety will forever be special to me, and who knows, maybe someday I'll return.

But for now, EW, here I come.