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Curious George

My seventeen year old daughter is keenly interested in politics and political figures so I wasn’t surprised that she wanted to see Oliver Stone’s biopic W. We saw it on Friday night in an almost full theater. In a nutshell, the movie was entertaining in a squirm-in-your-seat fashion. Josh Brolin (l) [No Country for Old…

One of the guilty pleasures of my sabbatical from the dark halls of Pharma-dur is the freedom to take in a movie on a weekday afternoon. There’s just something special about sitting in a theater of the local googolplex with maybe three to ten other people and watching a new release on the big silver…

Doc Bushwell’s MST 3000: Beowulf

When the word “stinker” was bandied about in reviews, I should have known better. Yet at happy hour last Friday, my two gal-pals and I made a date to see a Sunday matinee of Robert Zemickis’ Beowulf. My friends, a biologist and a chemist, had taken medieval literature as undergrad electives so they were curious,…

On many occasions, I have made apparent my predilection for viewing some of the worst crap televised. Ever. I land on it like a fly on fresh feces (and not just monkey feces), so this past weekend was no exception when a friend turned me on to America’s Most Smartest Model, one of the plethora…

In anticipation of forking over multiple dead presidents, a healthy kidney and sacrificing a pair of white doves to enter the local googolplex cinema to see 3:10 to Yuma, I indulged in a Christian Bale-o-thon this weekend. Well, OK, two DVDs don’t make a “-thon” but it’s a little more focused than my typical viewing…

As a belated follow-on to my rant on ol’ Hissy Chrissy Hitchies’ contention that women aren’t funny, I offer this film clip via LiveScience: Humor and the Sexes. Be forewarned that you must suffer through a Yahoo ad in the beginning which pokes gentle fun at Incompetent Men and Their Tools, a subject that is…

A friend visited from Boston this past weekend, so we took a jaunt into The City on Saturday. Our prime destination was the American Museum of Natural History where Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns and Mermaids is now playing as a special exhibition. The imaginary bestiary was entertaining and informative. The basis of myth was explored…

“Your children, like or not, are attracted in their weaker years to the occult…” Sit in on an actual gaming session with the Dead Alewives’ Watchtower and see for yourself! 8-bit D&D from Cyber Moon Studios. Sent to me by my delightfully nerdsome son, a D&D aficionado, who sports a permanent “Kick Me” sign on…

Rockin’ Dawkins

But he don’t pay no mind to no intelligent design. He’ll tell you how it’s absurd. He’s evolution’s top banana and he’s married to Romana and that kinda makes him king of the nerds! Check out Mitch Benn’s (indie UK musician) “Richard Dawkins” number. It’s in the downloads box on the right section of his…

My Saturday night exercises in TV viewing resemble Mystery Science Theater 3000 as my spawn and I hoot at bad sci-fi offerings. On occasion, I seek these out in the interest of seeing how poorly scientists and science are portrayed in the pop cultural milieu. Last night’s trawling of the cable networks landed Pandemic which…