Jun 20, 2011
Knock on wood, I have pretty good Apartment Karma. The worst neighbour I’ve ever had was my first neighbour: a stay-at-home crazy person who woke me after my first night in my suite by hammering on our shared wall with both fists and screaming FUCKERS!!! over and over again.
(It’s funny now, but at the time I felt like Tom Hanks in Big when he...
Jun 17, 2011
It’s the age old tale of boy meets girl. In this case, girl turns out to be a serial killer who kills her boyfriends, so boy’s mother hits her on the head with a TV and calls the cops.
Jimmy Chance (Lucas Neff) had a one-night stand with a sexy chick named Lucy (Bijou Phillips) in the back of his van. She got the electric chair, he got the baby. ...
Jun 16, 2011
Wonder Boys came out ten years ago, so if you haven’t seen it, I’m guessing it’s for one of the following reasons:
Even seeing the phrase “coming of age story” in a movie summary makes you want to punch a baby in the junk.
You prefer movies with less talk and more action.
You’re one of the poor bastards who saw this...
Jun 15, 2011
As you may know, I write historical romances. This entails a lot of research. Some of that means reading books and articles like The Regency Underworld
or Black London: Life Before...
Jun 14, 2011
In my experience, Oscar nominated films tend to be overwrought drudgery. They’re so IMPORTANT and so DEEP and INTENSE and stuff. (I’m lookin’ at you, The English Patient). The Piano, however, was nominated for a jillion Oscars (including Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Picture) and deserved every one. In the end, Jane Campion...
Jun 13, 2011
The proof of a perfect album may be how often a person can repeatedly listen to it without starting to hate it. If so Honeyhoney’s First Rodeo is beyond perfect. I’ve listened to it a million times in the last two years, and it’s still fresh and bracing as a shot of tequila.
Honeyhoney is a partnership between Suzanne Santo and Ben Jaffe. First Rodeo...
Jun 10, 2011
A very nice Englishman named Philip introduced us to comedian Eddie Izzard
sometime after the video of Glorious
turned up in the neighborhood video rental stores and before Dress to Kill
Jun 9, 2011
There’s a wide variety in the favorite things ever I write about here. Some of them are just plain awesome, some of them are the sort of things that I think are awesome, no matter what anybody else says, and some are things that I fully recognize as not very good, in spite of the fact that I secretly love them. Today’s post definitely falls into...