Category Archives: Movies

Year-End Movies and More

In case you missed it last week, here’s my top ten movies list for the year, which is led by “Inside Llewyn Davis.”

New recent reviews include “American Hustle,” “Saving Mr. Banks,” “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” and a roundup of recent video/Netflix viewings.

And switching gears, here’s the year-end blog post from Noah and Jonah.

Recent Clip Roundup: Movie Reviews

You can always find my movie reviews at EntertainmentTell and on my Rotten Tomatoes page; I’m also pleased to announce that I recently became a member of the Online Film Critics Society.

Here are some recent notable movie reviews:

- “Short Term 12″

- “The Spectacular Now”

- “Drinking Buddies”

- “Jobs”

- “The Act of Killing”

- “Fruitvale Station”

- “We’re the Millers”

Some Recent Writings

I’ve been behind on blogging due to the holidays and general busy-ness, but here are some recent bylines of mine:

My last two Philly Post columns are both about the Eagles: Why the Eagles should sign Chris Kluwe (they didn’t) and why the fight over Donovan McNabb will never end (it should.)

A lot more on EntertainmentTell: a look at the mother on How I Met Your Mother, an update to the “Skyler is a Bitch” issue, some words about the finale of The Office, and something about that awful new “Princesses” show on Bravo. I also reviewed “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “Fast & Furious 6,” “The Hangover Part III” and “Hava Nagila: The Movie.”

I’m also proud to share my first piece for the Good Men Project, about why Roy Halalday didn’t need to apologize for pitching hurt.

Also, I’ll be appearing again on 1520 AM, WCHE, Wednesday at about 1:40 p.m., talking movies with my EntertainmentTell colleague Shawn Kotzen. The stream should work on that website.

And finally, here’s a video of my son Noah playing sports:

Highlights of this Week’s Writings

I had quite a prolific week of new writings.

For the Philly Post, I wrote about the FCC’s correct decision to not pursue fines after David Ortiz cursed on the air before the first post-bombing Red Sox game.

At EntertainmentTell, a ton of stuff: My essay on the Coexist sticker flap- with an Adam Carolla angle to fit the Entertainment part of the site, is here.

I also reviewed Michael Bay’s odious new movie “Pain & Gain,” as well as the documentary “Koch,” and I interviewed the director of the latter film (not, thankfully, the former.)

In addition, I wrote about the renewal of Parenthood, a particularly funny old Facts of Life clip, and the arrival of the complete Saturday Night Live archive on Yahoo.

Thanks for reading, everyone!

In Defense of Michelle Obama at the Oscars

That’s the topic of this week’s Philly Post column.

By the way, I made an error, which I caught right before submission, and fixed. But if I hadn’t fixed it, it might have led to the following correction:

An earlier version of this column stated that radio host Mark Levin, after Michelle Obama’s Oscar appearance Sunday, compared the First Lady to Eva Peron. In fact, Levin’s Michelle-as-Eva quote was from several months before the Oscars, and was in reference to the First Lady’s proposed school lunch standards.