Prompted…

So exactly why does using a teleprompter matter?  It exploded into an issue recently.  Why is making sure that you stay on target by having your speech on a prompter such a problem?  When George Bush relied on himself?  He was prone to stumbling and feeding the “idiot” image.  Obama … Continue Reading Prompted…

Love Ya…

So…if Paul Rudd is in a film, there is a good chance I will see it. I generally enjoy his performances enough that I will risk even movies that look bad. For example, I recently got Role Models from Netflix. It’s mildly entertaining, and has plenty of actors I like. … Continue Reading Love Ya…

It Won’t Solve It…

The Pope declared that condoms won’t solve AIDs in Africa.  And he’s right.  It won’t solve it.  Nrither will preaching abstinence.  Preaching abstinence has certainy not stopped the spread of AIDs (or any other disease that transmits via sexual activity).  No one really believes that distribution of condoms will solve … Continue Reading It Won’t Solve It…

Totallee Dipherent!

So, the Sci-Fi Channel is changing its name. Soon it will be the SyFy Channel.  Why?  Oh, there are polite reasons, such a growing focus beyond science fiction-making SyFy its own brand.  But officials also have said they want to distance themselves from the “geek community”.  Which is a pretty … Continue Reading Totallee Dipherent!

What a Waste

Recently, I expressed some dissatisfaction with people who enter movie discussions by simply making a rather pretentious dismissal of the film (as it is beneath them seeing it) by declaring they would rather watch (insert pretentious work here). I was a little unfair, as I claimed all fans of Dardennes … Continue Reading What a Waste

New Rule…

On Bill Maher’s HBO show Real Time, he has a segment called New Rules.  The idea is poking fun at the news of the week by declaring a “new Rule”…example: (it’s Six Minutes-you don’t have to watch the whole thing) Anyways, in that basic spirit? New Rule:  Every movement of … Continue Reading New Rule…