New ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ movie surprisingly fun
I have never made any secret of my affinity for movies aimed at kids. While I might try to argue that the level of sophistication for these films has increased significantly in recent years, the truth is that I’m ultimately just a kid at heart.
Collection features nine outstanding stories
The blurring of lines in fiction has led to many such discoveries for me in recent years. The subversion of standard genre tropes in the service of literary fiction has proven fascinating as it has picked up steam; slipstream fiction and magical realism and the like have gone far in erasing much of the stigma attached to so-called genre fiction.
Wachowskis’ space opera a narrative mess
Filmmakers Andy and Lana Wachowski have become polarizing figures in the film industry ever since the massive breakout success of “The Matrix” back in 1999. In the eyes of many, the work the duo has been producing over the subsequent decade-plus has been a sequence of ever-diminishing returns.
Some top-fives in honor of Valentine’s Day
With Valentine’s Day upon us, we thought that rather than just offer up the standard blah-blah, we might instead share with you some assorted thoughts about love and the holiday.
DUNCANSVILLE, Pa. - Police say a 10-year-old Pennsylvania boy wasn’t missing as his mother feared, but was simply found hiding under his down bed, apparently while playing hide-and-seek.
New book takes a look at the listed ingredients
Once upon a time, it was fairly easy to keep track of just what we were putting into our bodies. The things that we ate and drank and used on an everyday basis tended to be locally sourced, coming from fairly close to home. So we knew what was what.
Over the years, this space has spent time discussing hundreds of different celebrities. We’ve had a lot of fun at their expense, sharing the myriad weird and ridiculous things that famous people say and do.
However, there are a few celebs that hold a particularly special place in our Celebrity Slamming hearts. For whatever reason, they consistently behave in a manner that makes them ripe for the picking, hence bringing joy to us all. That elite handful sits atop Mount Olympus, the Pantheon of eminent mockability.
‘The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins’ a visceral satire
Since he first shot to literary fame with his 1993 novel “Trainspotting,” Irvine Welsh has been shining a light on the weird and wayward. Outsiders and outliers populate his pages, serving to comment on the state of contemporary society through their uniquely cracked lenses.
Found-footage time travel film lacks consistency
Making a good time travel movie is tough. Making a good found-footage movie is even tougher. Bringing the two together would seem to be a fool’s errand, a union with little chance of success. Still, it’s unsurprising that someone would want to give it a try.
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