Review: Star Wars: The Clone Wars. That’s Too Many Colons.

I saw Star Wars: The Clone Wars a couple of weeks ago. At the time I thought, meh, it was all right, there were things I liked and things I didn’t. I held off on posting a review, and since then I’ve come to realize that that my reaction was a pretty mild one in the grand scale of things. Clone Wars has inspired some truly epic

I’m Playing Soul Calibur IV and I Don’t Know Why

I’ve never been that into fighting games. I have a hard time getting past the fact that

1. basically, you’re fighting in a 2D world — forward, back, up, down — which I mean, come on, I have actually played Doom, so it doesn’t exactly feel state of the art

2. real mastery seems to involve memorizing a hell of a lot of special move …

They Rebooted Clue

I know that Clue is not nerdy in its content, but because it takes the form of a board game, I consider it to be inherently nerdy. Which is why I wanted to mention that I just got a copy of the rebooted version of the game, which comes out this fall, and which carefully eradicates any vestiges of period charm from the original. It’s …

Two Blog Entries You Should Be Reading

Just when you’re ready to break up with the Internet, forever, and take back the lingerie you bought it, you stumble on things that remind you that it’s sort of good for something. Like these two blog posts, which make me embarrassed that I pretend to be a professional writer.

1. A friend of mine sent me a link to this recap of

Time Bandits: It’s Never Done That Before

I guess we’re all sharing our feelings about Time Bandits, which I watched this weekend for the first time in, what, 25 years? I first saw it when I was 12, and I loved it. I loved it like Vincent loves Pansy.

Lemme tell you, it’s not easy to watch it now.

I Am Time Bandits

“What’s Your Favorite Movie?” To answer that question is a huge amount of pressure. One’s favorite movie is more than just an opinion. It’s an attempt to sum up WHO YOU ARE. If Caddyshack is someone’s favorite movie, then you have a pretty good idea of who that person is. Prove me wrong, Caddyshack fans. (Prove. Me. …

Neuromancer, Etc.

To my left, assuming my HTML soft has deployed correctly, is what is alleged to be the first poster for the upcoming Neuromancer movie, directed by Joseph “Toxic” Kahn and starring — wait for it — Hayden Christensen as Case. How can such things be, you ask.

But hope springs eternal. Maybe Christensen will have his preferences set to …

Friday Morning Video Club: Star Wars, Watchmen, Rage

Apparently there’s an annual Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge, and George Lucas himself picks one of the winners. Like amateur Star Wars parodies since time immemorial, this one is … sort of funny. It’s probably funnier if you’ve seen Juno. Which I haven’t.

Bennigan’s Wake

Goodbye to skins, goodbye to wings
Popcorn shrimp no more
Farewell, all greasy, crispy things
Bennigan’s has closed its door

Adios fajitas, adieu French fries
Sayonara, egg rolls, mini
The end of Brownie Bottom Pies
Yes, Bennigan’s is fini

What did her in, most loved of chains?
Well, science says say it’s that
The appetizers …

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