Wherein I clean out the junk drawer of my fevered mind.
Who dares challenge me?
"King Kong? No, never heard of him, we swear. See, there's an "a" at the end of the title, which shows how original our idea is."
207 million dollars of budget. Giant Monkey. Peter Jackson. What could possibly go wrong?
To paraphrase W.C. Fields, "Anyone who hates children and animals should enjoy AFV's The Best of Kids and Animals.
One gets the sense that The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is the wrong movie at the wrong time.
What the protagonists of these new movies say about each other.
A rare film from the classic Hammer Horror studios finally gets released, hidden away in a DVD box set.
That Darn Cat: A godless screenwriter on the problems with the new Chronicles of Narnia film.
Night of the Hunter was a possessed masterwork in a dozen different directions, including several freaky psychosexual themes.
All those year-end accolades in one handy place.
The Confucius of the Cubicle is back, only fatter from too much turkey.
Besides being disgusting, this religious practice is dangerous...
The concept of futility might be that concept that holds the key to a wide range of philosophical puzzles.
Chris Muir's excellent Day By Day cartoon, for December 29, 2005
Make a New Year's Resolution to include some of these publications on your reading list!
The Myth of You & Me is a well-told story that will likely resonate with every woman who has ever had, and lost, a friend.
If he listens very carefully these days he's able to hear the sound of voices in his head that were silent for far too long.
Texas Panhandle survival takes someone "half cow and half mesquite and all crazy." But maybe that's just what Bob Dollar wants you to think...
If you're a fan, this is essential reading ... if you're not convinced by Aeroplane, this might help you understand why it's so beloved.
Level is a nice little collection of quality songs that I'm sure would be enjoyed by those who enjoy classic rock or the power country genre of music.
Another grown-up woman singing in a little-girl voice about her dreams and disappointments: sounds pretty bleak, I know.
Ray J can't accept that he and his grade school sweetheart have drifted apart in the screechy "One Wish."
A response to a comment on Blogcritics.
As 2005 draws to close, it's time for that insufferable ritual -- Top 10's. Why do we do it? To justify re-reviewing our insufferable reviews? Or to see whose list contains the most obscure albums?
The newly self-titled release by Waltham is a re-recording and repackaging of 2003's Permission to Build.
Great for hardcore kids. For anyone else, though, this is truly exhausting.
Stapp rams through the starting gate of his solo career with a hard pounding, aggressive, soulful and introspective album.
Ashlee Simpson is grateful for her girlfriends' support during her boy troubles in the frivolous "L.O.V.E."
A new poll finds a majority of Americans are wrong or confused about ties between Iraq, Al Qaeda and 9/11.
Despite the complacency of the UN, Iraqis have enthusiastically taken on the responsibility of making sure that their election produces a representative and balanced government.
This is supposed to be linked to services to help the sex workers. In theory, fine and good. In practice?
The business community believes in the rule of law too.
China is both a developing nation groping with the ways of the modern world and an ancient civilization.
McCain's view on "intelligent design" may reflect his need for an "election-ready position."
Eat. I want to tell all girls to eat, although I must first confess that I do not abide by this rule myself, and I’m not even sure why.