Moneyball Rereview

My initial thoughts when I saw this in the theater were that it was a flawed movie.  There was only one true character, Billy Beane (Brad Pitt), another half character in Peter Brand (Jonah Hill), and that the rest were basically just one-liner throw-ins to create depth.  I remember that the much publicized script problems […]

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Portlandia – Sketch Comedy at its Sketchiest

The brain child of ThunderAnt, i.e. current Saturday Night Live performer Fred Armisen and relatively unknown writer/musician Carrie Brownstein, “Portlandia” is a sketch comedy TV show that runs on the IFC (Independent Film Channel, apparently indie films weren’t enough).   If the name didn’t tip you off, the show takes place in and around the city […]

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Alcatraz Pilot Review

Alcatraz premiered a couple nights ago and exceeded my expectations. The show begins with two police officers in 1963 going to Alcatraz for a prisoner exchange, but everyone has disappeared. One of those officers is Emerson Hauser. Fast forward to the present, Hauser (played by Sam Neill) is an off the grid FBI agent. His […]

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Blue Mountain State – Not Bad Bro-Beans

As this is my first of many (planned) TV reviews, let me begin by telling you what I am currently watching. These are the things I DVR’d this Fall: Monday – Terra Nova, The Playboy Club, Hawaii 5-0…… AND WE’RE OFF TO A GREAT START!! Tuesday – Glee…. trust me I don’t JUST watch crap. […]

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