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Elsewhere in the Tomatoverse: Carrie, commercials, Kingles

Submitted by on January 31, 2013 – 10:49 AM8 Comments
via Cinema Blend

via Cinema Blend

On The Blotter, I talked about the ambiguity of Zodiac‘s ending with Matt Zoller Seitz and Mike D’Angelo, and reviewed an excellent Jack the Ripper book. (Coming soon: a “compleat Betty Broderick” line-up from me and Heather Bachman; and a review of Stephen King’s Kindle single (“Kingle”? …Right?) on guns.) Michael Soriano helped me with the tag-spaces issue, but I’m still looking for an assist on the category spacing. Email me; that free McGinniss is still up for grabs.

On Yahoo!, I broke out Super Bowl ads for VW, Taco Bell, Bud Light, and Go Daddy; recapped The Carrie Diaries and Girls; and scored a transfer off the Revenge recaps in favor of Zero Hour, which looks like it’s either awesome or frustratingly stupid.

Coming soon around here, we’ve got the first Read-Along of ’13 (let’s be friends/silently judge one another on Goodreads!); a Frenzy‘d bowl of Film Fiber; and WHAT ABOUT PROM, DONORS CHOOSE DOT ORG?!!?!!




  • Erin W says:

    Sent my friend request on Goodreads! I am an addict over there. Visiting every day, updating my page counts. Dropping some knowledge on people in the discussion forums.

    Can’t wait to read the Zodiac conversation when I get home from work. I love that people are still talking about that movie–it’s one of my favorites.

  • Sarah D. Bunting says:

    You will end up rewatching it, and I will not apologize for that happening. That salty coffee-cart guy is one of my favorite things not just in film but on earth. “That is FUCKED up.”

  • Erin W says:

    I quite enjoy Ruffalo and Edwards’s negotiation at the cab crime scene. “It’s your birthday–I’ll take the dead guy.” Also, RDJ chain-smoking and practicing his shooting at the gun range, wearing his “I’m not Paul Avery” button. Or the first time they question Arthur Leigh Allen, who so reasonably assents that the trunk of his car was bloody, because he had slaughtered a chicken.

    I would totally rewatch it tonight but for the 30 Rock finale.

  • attica says:

    Can I just say how much I love the ‘hero falls from 10K feet’ tag? Actually, no, I can’t. There are no human utterances that can convey my love for that. Unless I got a brain tumor, maybe.

    Should I know who the young man in front of the Pollock is (or the ‘Pollock’, as the case may be)? I feel like I should. I do not.

  • Sarah D. Bunting says:

    It’s the guy who plays Sebastian, the love interest, on The Carrie Diaries. He REALLY looks like Charlie Hunnam and it freaks me out each week.

  • Emma says:

    ~Zero Hour, which looks like it’s either awesome or frustratingly stupid.~

    This was exactly what I thought when I read the description. I wasn’t planning on giving it a chance, but if you end up enjoying it I’ll reconsider.

  • Sue says:

    Yay Goodreads!!

  • R-dogg says:

    Oh, Betty Broderick! Cannot wait to see what The Blotter has to say about that case. I’ve seen the TV movies, read the books, etc. What an interesting, if unfortunate, story.

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