Why You Should Watch The Cove

In some cases it is undoubtedly true that "ignorance is bliss." We all must pick our battles in life if only to maintain our sanity. In other cases though, there are simple, easy things we can do that will profoundly better our world-- and this is why you should watch The Cove, an exciting, emotional documentary that suggests that we really have to do very little to keep over 20,000 dolphins from being pointlessly slaughtered each year in Japan.

NBC Political Reporter Compares Health Care Summit to Karate Kid Villain

NBC Reporter Mark Murray produced an off-the-cuff gem earlier today by suggesting on MSNBC's First Read blog that President Obama's Health Care Summit was based on defeating Republicans using the William Zabka Principle. What the heck is the William Zabka Principle you ask? Here's how Mark Murray explains it.

New Peewee Herman Show Getting Good Early Reviews on Twitter

For Pee-wee Herman fans like myself, last night was a big night. At Los Angeles' Club Nokia, a new incarnation of the Pee-wee Herman Show opened for a 4 week stage run. It marked one of the first times that actor Paul Reubens brought back his character in a serious way since the tragic cancellation of Pee-wee's television show in 1991 following his well-known quasi-private masturbation incident.

500 Days of Summer Brilliantly Reinvents the Drab Romantic Comedy Genre

500 Days of Summer will be one of the top romantic movies for years to come. While it might not be starting off with the same buzz as popular romantic comedies like Amélie, Hitch, or The 40 Year Old Virgin, it seems more likely to become a well-referenced portrait of romance for young people during this era, much like Reality Bites and Singles were for Generation X in the 1990s.

Jennifer’s Body Tells Us that Being a Nerd is Better than Being Hot

Last night I watched the post-Transformers Megan Fox stardom vehicle known as Jennifer's Body. I had heard some interesting things about this horror-comedy movie wherein Megan Fox becomes a blood-drinking succubus. One of the things I had read about the movie was that Megan Fox proved that she was more than just eye candy. She [...]

Is George Clooney Currently the Favorite Actor of Movie Buffs?

I was recently thinking about George Clooney. For the past few years he seems to have been in a movie almost every year that has been hailed by critics as "one of the best movies of the year." I write that facetiously as my wife and I often joke about this type of shameless marketing. [...]

District 9 Lives Up to Hype as New Science Fiction Classic

Recently I wrote about how the horror movie Drag Me to Hell didn't entirely live up to the hype surrounding it. People were saying it was a new classic for the genre. Now having seen District 9, a film receiving similar fanfare, I must agree that this is one of the best science fiction films I have seen in years.