‘The Hobbit’: much fighting, minimal plot, mediocrity

Remember how the final battle in “The Lord of the Rings” was breathtaking? How would you like to see that again, just a thousand times less epic, for three straight hours? It’s pretty easy to figure out what happened here. Somebody realized Hollywood was running out of recognizable source material for “Lord of the Rings” […]


New Year’s Day

It is the dark time. For though the sky is so white that skiers buy $200 designer sunglasses, and the schoolgirl down the street smiles in her fort, you can only barely remember the Sun by staring into florescent lights.   The blaring silence causes empty trees to bend towards the house wishing they could […]