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The Vine: May 15, 2013
May 15, 2013 – 9:07 AM | 19 Comments
The Vine: May 15, 2013

Many years ago — at least 10 years I think — I watched a news report about a man that would pass out or faint whenever he felt smug. Basically if a strong feeling of …

xoJane.com: Like A Dog To Its Own Vomit
May 19, 2011 – 12:53 PM | 52 Comments
xoJane.com: Like A Dog To Its Own Vomit

Jane Pratt has me cringing again.
Reader AMA tipped me to Pratt's new project, xoJane.com, and wondered about my thoughts "given [my] previous takedown" of Jane Magazine, so the cringing began with my own writing from …

DVR Break-Up: The Event, House
September 28, 2010 – 2:32 PM | 20 Comments
DVR Break-Up: <I>The Event</I>, <I>House</I>

I had high hopes for The Event — a lot of actors I enjoy (Jason Ritter, Laura Innes), a tantalizing concept, and the opportunity to learn from the mistakes of Flash Forward.
But the actors can't …

Anti-Word Of The Day: "rave-up"
June 14, 2010 – 10:25 PM | 32 Comments
Anti-Word Of The Day: "rave-up"

The Anti-Word Of The Day is, as you have probably guessed, not a word or term I want to catch on, but rather one which I would like to drop headfirst into a vat of …

TV Question Qorner: James and the Giant Beeyatches, with special guest Miss Alli
March 15, 2010 – 7:41 PM | 34 Comments
TV Question Qorner: <I>James and the Giant Beeyatches</I>, with special guest Miss Alli

Sarah: So you're not really watching Survivor this season?
Alli: I have seen some of it. But you have to understand how deep my dislike of Russell and Rupert really goes.
Sarah: …RUPERT.
Alli: I just…why would I …

Julie & Julia
February 14, 2010 – 10:35 PM | 46 Comments

The Julia half of the movie is delightful. Meryl Streep is wonderful, in no small part because Julia Child is written so wonderfully here (and I have fond memories of her from my early childhood).
I …

Shea Good-Bye
June 29, 2009 – 2:05 PM | 6 Comments
<I>Shea Good-Bye</I>

I like Keith Hernandez, but as a TV commentator, he has weaknesses.Leaving aside the "what's that betty doing in the dugout" incident, Hernandez tends to dwell more than I'd like on the kind of analysis …

The Crushed Film Festival presents: Side Out
February 15, 2009 – 11:20 AM | 3 Comments
The Crushed Film Festival presents: <I>Side Out</I>

by Sarah D. Bunting
The Movie: Side Out
The Crush Object(s): Peter Horton
The Story: Aspiring lawyer and college basketball star Monroe Clark (Howell) comes to L.A. to make his fortune in his rich uncle's foreclosure business…but winds …