This debate's been raging on for some time now, but I have to finally break my rule of not giving a flying hoo-ha about action heroes and weigh in on it. You see, Henry Cavill plays the title role in the eagerly awaited Superman: Man of Steel, coming out next year.
The New York Times has a pretty well-done interactive infographic this weekend, attached to a story about an unconventional Brooklyn family. Our country's demographics skew increasingly toward the non-traditional; the days of 2.4 kids and a dog are no longer. The infographic shows you how man ... More >>
Tomorrow, millions of unoriginal people will give and receive chocolates, flowers and diamonds for the elaborate courting ritual of Valentine's Day. Women will wear red or black lace lingerie and men will take them out to dinner at expensive restaurants with prix fixe specials for V-Day, and ... More >>
I like Renee Zellweger for her squinty spunk and charming gameness, which she's brought to musicals, westerns, and rom-coms alike. But you'd have to squint to see her career lately.
Tell me a movie you call your own. You know, the one that speaks to you the most directly and powerfully, even if just as a wonderful piece of escapist entertainment. I do NOT mean a flick everyone on the planet loves. I'm not looking to hear "I adore The Godfather trilogy" or "I really enjo ... More >>
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