Glee. The word is instantly recognizable, and not just because it’s part of the English language. The ubiquitous television show has become an unstoppable machine since its inception, and its popularity has reached staggering heights in recent months. Now in its second season, the show delivers a weekly dose of heartfelt emotion, theatrics, and biting… Keep Reading
About 15 minutes into Megamind, the movie’s eponymous villain succeeds in defeating Metro Man, the Superman-like hero, giving Megamind control of Metro City. But after moving into city hall and exhausting his list of destructive pranks (launching fire trucks into the sides of buildings, painting blue moustaches on portraits), Megamind (Will Ferrell) grows bored. What… Keep Reading
Slash Films I went to see Secretariat having walked through rain for eight blocks to get to the theatre. I was miserable. An hour and a half later I walked out happy. Granted, I had to endure some Disney-patented melodrama to get there, but for once I didn’t mind. Secretariat is the inspirational, true story… Keep Reading
junebugreview.com In the opening minutes of The Social Network, David Fincher’s new film about the founding of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg’s girlfriend Erica (Rooney Mara) breaks up with him in a Cambridge bar. “You’re going to be successful and rich,” she tells him as she gets up to leave. “But you’re going to go through life… Keep Reading
When walking into a romantic comedy, there is a basic narrative you can expect: boy meets pretty girl, a bunch of stuff in between, and the eventual union of the two. Life As We Know It, however, doesn’t follow this classic romantic comedy formula Holly (Katherine Heigl) is an up-tight single girl consumed with her… Keep Reading
You Again could have been written by a group of moms to convince their daughters that they can move past high school trauma. Successful publicist Marni (Kristen Bell) comes back home to finally meet her beloved brother’s bride-to-be, and finds that it’s her old high school bully Joanna (Odette Yustman). The movie opens with… Keep Reading
At one point in The Town, Doug MacRay gazes upward at an airplane jetting through the sky, signifying the possibility of life beyond small-town Boston. But the image is as fleeting as the lives of the bank-robbing bandits the film portrays, and it seems as though MacRay (played by a melancholy Ben Affleck) is in this town to stay.
Everyone loves a good comedy, and in that respect Easy A does not disappoint. The movie tells the story of a scrupulously ordinary high-schooler, Olive Penderghast (Emma Stone), whose clean reputation becomes unexpectedly tarnished when uber-Christian classmate Marianne (Amanda Bynes) spreads a rumour that she lost her virginity over the weekend. Although Olive was the one who originally started the rumour, this is quickly forgotten as the situation snowballs throughout the first half of the film.
Last week, New York Magazine put Jon Stewart's cherubic face on its cover, accompanied by a bold headline: "The Jon Stewart Decade."
In the article, Chris Smith outlined a fairly familiar argument: that Jon Stewart is our generation's Walter Cronkite, the most trusted man in America at a time when the issues facing the country seem tailor-made for mockery.
Thailand. Guatemala. Panama. Fiji. Micronesia. The list goes on. Any television show filmed in these places is automatically cool in my books. Of course I'm talking about Survivor, the best show on television. I usually get the same reaction when I talk about the show; "You still watch that?" Or eve; "That's still on?" Yes, Survivor is still on and I still watch it. It's been 10 years, 20 seasons, and Survivor is still just as awesome as it was when it first aired. No one can convince me otherwise.