Monday, June 11, 2012
I have had baseball on the mind for the past few months -- I have been enjoying the surprising success of my Orioles who at the time of this writing are succeeding in the brutal AL East -- and I began to wonder who are the greatest fictional baseball players of all time? I know this isn't an original concept, but I thought I would weigh in on who my all-fictional all-star roster would be. A few rules: I am using only characters from movies and they must be fictional - no Lou Gehrig from Pride of the Yankees. Also, only one character per movie...
Monday, May 21, 2012
Hands down, the best comedy on TV right now is HBO's Girls. While it has received some (possibly deserved) flack for a lack of diversity given its urban milieu, it is nonetheless hilarious, poignant, and anchored by some wonderful natural performances. Perhaps most impressive is the fact that 26-year-old creator-star Lena Dunham has written every episode. I love that the show, like Louis CK's Louie, has a single unique point of view that does not attempt to cater to the lowest common denominator. Dunham tells the stories she wants to tell and if that takes her to some strange places, like the scene in the latest episode where her character finds some inner strength while talking to her pseudo-boyfriend (breakout star Adam Driver) while he's furiously masturbating, then so be it. Given her success, I hope other networks take chances on young comedians with ideas that can be shot for very little money.
Monday, January 23, 2012
Best Supporting Actor/Actress Nomination Predictions (Courtesy of Someone Who Has Seen 4 Movies from 2011)
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