On Jake Gyllenhaal, Drake & Inspiration


New Year’s Day this year was a cold, rainy one in Manhattan. The bright lights of Broadway had always seemed to warm the chills running through my body, particularly on that date. That evening I was attending “Constellations,” a play brought across the Atlantic from its London roots for American Read more

Why the Undertaker still matters in 2015


Think about it for a minute. We’re in the year 2015. Hot topics of conversation center on cars that can drive themselves, space tourism and head sets that can put us in virtual worlds. And still, one of the major headlines of the Wrestlemania season is how will the Read more

Birdman flies high for 2015 Academy Awards


It’s a time-honored tradition of mine to provide an Oscar recap the day after the annual Academy Awards gala each year. It’s also becoming a regular ritual to summarize what a bore the telecast was. Outside of a few moments of inspired political and social notice during acceptance speeches, the Read more

Alex's Official Predictions for the 2015 Oscars


The Oscars are set to take place Sunday night, and, as usual, most of the winners seem pretty clear-cut before the ceremony even starts. Despite the minor drama in Best Picture, the Academy’s yearly show should be fairly by the books. Could “Boyhood” win Best Picture? Of course. The BAFTA Read more

Inaugural 2015 Groucho Movie Awards


So over the past several years, as 10-15 of you have seen (thank you!), I've done my top movies of the year lists. I've ranked anywhere from my top 25 to my top 50. Even the year I did my top 50, I semi-embarrassingly felt I had to make some Read more

He Said, She Said TV Review: Better Call Saul


Better Call Saul has premiered its first three episodes. As AMC's latest groundbreaking original series spinning off from Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul has had great reviews and ratings. Joseph is a huge fan of Breaking Bad and Palmer never quite got into it. In the latest He Said, Read more

The Ten

The Ten: Most Anticipated Upcoming Movies of 2012

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This week for The Ten I’ve decided to lay out all the movies I’m looking forward to for the remainder of the year. And there are lots. I’m damn near giddy for The Dark Knight Rises to grace us with its presence and so I thought this was the perfect time to share all the movies I’m pumped for closing out the year.

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The Ten: Best Years For Summer Movies

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“Movies are a fad. Audiences really want to see live actors on a stage.” -Charlie Chaplin

Ok so Charlie was a little off. Not only have movies proven to not be a fad, they have evolved into these grand events in society. The summer movie season has been king since the late 1970’s and today I’m going to examine what I would consider to be the top 10 years for summer movies. As this year’s crop of summer movies is entering full swing I thought it was an appropriate time to do these rankings. I think the biggest deciding factor I used in evaluating them was the longevity of the movies that were released that summer. The other main factor I used was the impact the specific movies had on the times in which they were released. Read more

The Ten: Movies About Movies

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A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.

-Orson Welles

I’m going to be kicking off a new movie ranking series and I thought the most appropriate start would be to review movies about the movies. These are films that take on an aspect of Hollywood, whether it’s a struggling actor or actress, a psychotic screenwriter or quirky director. As a lover of film, I’ve always been fascinated by these sorts of movies because I always sense a very personal touch to the writing. I think these movies tend to most commonly embody the Orson Welles quote from above. Read more