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My 10 favorite horror movies Yes, yes, it’s not the most original Halloween blog posting, but I’ve had a long week, and I like zombies. Disclaimers: I’m going by what I like, not what is scariest, because that’s a can of worms. Also, I’m a child of the 1980s –…

Movie Review: “28 Days Later” It lives up to the hype. “28 Days Later” is a brilliant movie, visually exciting, conceptually fascinating, and by turns funny and warm-hearted. Slate’s David Edelstein wrote the best review of the film, because he understood the context. It’s a combination of the latter two…

Movie Review: “28 Days Later” It really lives up to the hype. “28 Days Later” is an utterly fantastic movie, inventively filmed, alternately scary, funny and cute, and with Messages that don’t grant.

Question Is it acceptable to tell someone to shut up if they’re chewing loudly in a library? There’s an asshole sitting opposite me right now, eating some sort of candy, and his vigor to masticate results in a constant noise – a *crunch**smack**crunch* kind of thing. Would I object to…

So CJ and Dean have offered their nominations for the hottest cartoon femmes of all time. As Fritz Stunkard would say, they’re “pretty good.” But my list is definitive. 7.Mindy Simmons from “The Simpsons” Homer’s hard-drinkin’, lard-eatin’ tempstress from season 4. “Let’s order room service!” 6.Shampoo from “Ranma 1/2″ Another…

Hiatus I’m having a cosmicly shitty time here at Northwestern, facing an array of crises of which broken internet access at my apartment is only one. If you read this blog because you know me, and you need to talk to me at some point, just call me. I’ll update…

R’ ‘n’ f’n r’ I still spend most of my disposable income on records, in case you were wondering. The last few weeks have been a fertile period, and albums that had been impossible to find for years suddenly cropped up in used bins and Virgin megastores. Here’s what I…

“Manufacturing Consent” For a movie with such hifalutin’ intents, it sure does engage in some rank cliche. In one scene, Achbar and Wintonick quote the interminable Noam Chomsky talking about media coverage of the Gulf War, and sync it to footage of Patriot missiles firing off. They have overdubbed a…

“Kill Bill Vol.1″ I grew up in the 1990s, and I liked Quentin Tarantino movies. We all did. Don’t fucking lie about it. When we were 13 years old, “the gimp” and “Royale with cheese” sounded cool, and the movie that had them was available in our video stores while…

Why do Democrats hate democracy? Remember how reporters warned us that Gov. Arnold would win less votes than Davis in this recall, leading to “another” stolen election? Ahem. Shall GRAY DAVIS be recalled (removed) from the office of Governor? 99.4 % ( 15138 of 15235 ) precincts reporting as of…