Movie Review: “Joy Ride”

My review of a new documentary chronicling a road trip by comedians Bobcat Goldthwait and Dana Gould as they tour and perform together while reminiscing about their oddly similar upbringings.

The Lie About Love and Marriage

I’m re-posting this piece from 2002 because today is my wife’s birthday, and I’m happy to say our love and marriage are still going strong. All modesty aside, it’s also one of the best things I’ve written.

Triple Vaxxed

My wife and I got our third COVID vaccine shots the other day. That’s a sentence Aaron Rodgers can’t say. Here are my thoughts on both of those subjects.

Movie Review: “Finch”

My review of a new Tom Hanks movie best described as a mostly-lighthearted coming of age story during an apocalyptic road trip. If that has you scratching your head, read on.

Movie Review: “The Harder They Fall”

Instead of my usual movie review format, here’s what I imagine the pitch meeting was like for “The Harder They Fall,” a new western with an almost all-Black cast that’s streaming now on Netflix.

Random Thoughts

Quickies about “The Morning Show,” NFL quarterbacks changing plays at the line of scrimmage, my permanent record, and a board game based on a movie about a board game.

Movie Review: “The Protege”

My review of an action movie starring Maggie Q, Samuel L. Jackson, and Michael Keaton that I missed when it hit theaters in August, but is now available on DVD and video-on-demand.

Deleting Facebook

After considering it over the last couple of weeks, I have decided it’s time to delete my Facebook account. But first, I owe you an explanation (no, it has nothing to do with the corporate name change to Meta).

Movie Review: “The French Dispatch”

With his latest movie, Wes Anderson may have reached maximum Wes Anderson-ness, complete with a huge stable of actors from his repertory company and beyond. But does that mean it’s worth your time and money? Here’s my review.

Movie Review: “Last Night In Soho”

My review of Edgar Wright’s new movie, starring Thomasin McKenzie, Anya Taylor-Joy, and another great soundtrack full of tunes from the Swinging Sixties in London.

Worth A Listen

I’ve been a fan of most things David Pogue has done, and his new podcast is no exception — another showcase for his storytelling skills — which is why I recommend you give it a listen.

Willy Wonka Pitch Meeting

Ryan George makes some very funny videos imagining pitch meetings for well-known movies and TV shows. One of my favorites is this one, for “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” particularly the part about the odd, scary boat ride in the middle.

Truncated Headlines

I know its staff has been drastically reduced, but how is it possible that no one at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch sees this ongoing problem with its app and reports it to someone who can make sure it gets fixed?

Movie Review: “Mass”

My review of a new movie in which the parents of a school shooting victim sit down face-to-face with the parents of the boy who killed their son (and several others). Though fictional, its emotions are raw, and the performances spectacular.