Loved Trainwreck, but …

Saw it on Friday night, when it came out. I honestly think the last movie I saw on the day it came out was one of the Twilight movies, and that was done somewhat ironically. Fun story from that movie,… Continue Reading

It took me until 2015 to see Point Break, but damn it’s a great movie

Point Break 1991

I saw it last night for the first time (Amazon Prime, baby). If you’ve never seen it and have no idea what it is, read this. It’s got a 68 on Rotten Tomatoes, with a slightly-higher audience score of 79. I can do the basic… Continue Reading

Every male in their 30s has some opinion on Adam Sandler, right?

Adam Sandler

On Saturday night, I couldn’t sleep around midnight — so I went and watched Blended on HBOGo. If you’re unfamiliar with what that is, it’s an Adam Sandler-Drew Barrymore movie (I believe the third one, after The Wedding Singer and… Continue Reading

Oscars: All-time, five people have been thanked more than God in acceptance speeches. Who are they?

Steven Spielberg thanked more than God

You see it more in athletics than at entertainment awards shows, but there’s a general rule among many in the world that when something good happens to them individually (or to a team they’re part of), they need to thank… Continue Reading

Oscars 2015: The first role for Eddie Redmayne, Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Keaton, Bradley Cooper, and Steve Carrell

2015 Best Actor nominees

I did this last year for Best Actress and Best Actor; basically the idea is, I find a person’s career journey to be interesting — so for the five men who could win Best Actor tonight at the Oscars, where did… Continue Reading

Jennifer Lawrence’s e-mail, peanutbutt, should be a lesson to marketers

Jennifer Lawrence Hot

Jennifer Lawrence’s e-mail alias is apparently “peanutbutt.” If that’s true — it’s info from the Sony hacks — then it furthers America’s obsession with Jennifer Lawrence and how real / authentic she is (depending on whether you believe she really is). Think… Continue Reading


What exactly is Michael Keaton’s Birdman about?

Birdman Movie

I saw Birdman last night, as part of a renewed focus in December on seeing movies that will likely get nominated for a slate of Oscars. It was good, and interesting, and you can argue that a handful of people in the… Continue Reading


I wrote Mike Nichols a letter once. He wrote back. Kinda cool, no?

Mike Nichols

Mike Nichols passed away today, as you’ve probably heard. I don’t have a lot to contribute to this discourse because I’m not exactly a film buff or even a very good viewer of films — I saw most of the Twilight movies… Continue Reading