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Jonze Goes “Wild”

October 23, 2009 • 0
Spike Jonze has found the elixir of eternal youth. And no, it’s not botox, nor does it require drinking from a spring. Instead, it is never forgetting what it is like to be a child. This may not sound like much on paper, but if you go see “Where the Wild Things Are,” Jonze will »
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eat your flockhart out

October 16, 2009 • 0
At one point over “Ally McBeal’s” five seasons, the title character exclaims, “There is no sin in loving men. Only pain!” This is the theme that most often reverberates through Vonda Shepard’s soulful voice in her recently released collection of songs, “The Best of Ally McBeal.” Shepard was the musical persona of Ally McBeal, appearing »
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“Couples” needs more therapy

October 16, 2009 • 0
It’s the recession, and to celebrate, all of your favorite actors and actresses are looking for work. Lucky for you, they found it in the same film, “Couples Retreat.” Unlucky for you, Peter Billingsley (best known for playing Ralphie in the cult classic “A Christmas Story”) directed this movie into the ground. Billingsley is about »
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Michael Moore hates capitalism

October 9, 2009 • 2
If Michael Moore’s new documentary “Capitalism: A Love Story” were a love song it would be the Black Eyed Peas’ “Where is the Love?” This is the question that Moore ponders in his newest effort to chronicle the major problems the United States and its government have caused the world. Apparently, capitalism “is just not »
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Sticking it to yourself

September 18, 2009 • 0
There is a consensus amongst psychologists of today that the basic components of happiness are fulfilling and difficult work, a happy marriage and other meaningful interpersonal relationships. Mike Judge, the creator of such favorites as King of the Hill and Office Space, tends to disagree. With the economy in disarray, and the divorce rate at »