I apologize for the lack of posts recently; it’s been a crazy fall with lots of work and lots of travel. Here’s some new writings from this month:
At EntertainmentTell, I’ve got movie reviews of “12 Years a Slave,” “All is Lost,” “Captain Phillips,” “Gravity,” “The Fifth Estate,” and more, which you can find at my Rotten Tomatoes page. I’m also newly a member of the Online Film Critics Society,
Also recently from the site: A shot at CNN’s plans to rip off The Daily Show; an essay about this year’s How I Met Your Mother season; some making fun of Maureen Dowd; and some investigation into which baseball team Bryan Cranston roots for.
For Philadelphia magazine, I wrote about Ruben Amaro’s stathead hiring plans, that awesome new commercial for the Eagles and that weird trucker protest in DC. Last month marked the end of my time as a weekly columnist there, but I may pop up occasionally in the future.
And last and best, here’s the latest blog post from Noah and Jonah covering, among other events, the wedding of their Aunt Amy and Uncle Jason.
Editing and writing for EntertainmentTell gives me a lot of opportunities to write essays and features about topics of my own choosing. Here are some from recent months:
– My take on Miley Cyrus and why it’s not like the MTV VMAs haven’t always been about sexual exploitation and attention-whoring.
– My rebuttal to the AV Club’s “Case Against Breaking Bad”
– Looking back once again at the “Skyler is a Bitch” issue, before the new season started.
– Why no one thinks about “Avatar” anymore.
– Why CBS must release Brooklyn Bridge on DVD or streaming.
– Thinking about whether or not Sex and the City was a great show.
– Is 3D really dead?
– Why Paula Deen was not, in fact, “lynched.”
– On rape jokes and making fun of Steve Gleason.
Check back on EntertainmentTell for more.
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:
At EntertainmentTell, I reviewed “The Great Gatsby.”
For GadgetTell, I write about a new study on airline passengers leaving their phones are.
And at Philly Post, I wrote about Al Gore being “Romney-rich.”
The long-awaited Jackie Robinson movie “42” is here at last, and I wrote not one but two pieces about it this week. Here’s my review of the movie itself, for EntertainmentTell, and here’s my Philly Post column on the Philly connection.
This week’s published writings include three movie reviews- of “Room 237,” “Place Beyond the Pines” and “Starbuck,” as well as a Philly Post column on the injuries to basketball players Kevin Ware and Andrew Bynum.
There’s a lot more to come next week, including lots of Jackie Robinson stuff.
In a new column for Tell Magazine and Gadgetell, I look at how the government is finally moving towards approving the use of electronic devices on flights. About damned time, am I right?