Aaron Sorkin Says The Newsroom is a Romantic Comedy

Some people think of HBO’s The Newsroom as a drama. Others feel that it’s a satire. I’ve always thought of the show as a romantic comedy with dramatic overtones that satirizes the sad state of news reporting in America today. Some of my friends made fun of my take on the show, but The Newsroom’s writer Aaron … Continue reading “Aaron Sorkin Says The Newsroom is a Romantic Comedy”

The Social Network: Unintentional Comedy or Genuinely Interesting?

The trailer for The Social Network — a dramatization of the origins of Facebook starring Justin Timberlake and directed by David Fincher — is partially cool, but mostly unintentionally funny. At least that’s what I think. I’d love to hear your opinion on the trailer. Is it interesting? Or is it a sign of a … Continue reading “The Social Network: Unintentional Comedy or Genuinely Interesting?”

Foto Showdown Videos Set Bar for Unintentional DSi Comedy

Check out these two videos of Konami’s Foto Showdown for Nintendo DSi. The tech is pretty fun — the game lets you snap photos and transform them into characters in the game. More importantly, these videos are unintentionally hilarious. I love the sister in the vids. She should get an Oscar or an Emmy for … Continue reading “Foto Showdown Videos Set Bar for Unintentional DSi Comedy”

Coffee Talk #678: In Defense of Joe Rogan

Joe Rogan has been getting slaughtered in the mainstream media for his views on treating BOSH-19 COVID-19. Certainly some of what he said is misguided and considering that The Joe Rogan Experience is the most popular podcast in the world, spreading bad information or misinformation can be extremely dangerous. That said, I believe that he’s … Continue reading “Coffee Talk #678: In Defense of Joe Rogan”

The Best TV Show of 2020

2019 was an amazing year for nerd television. It had the debut of The Mandalorian and The Boys, as well as all-new series of The Dark Crystal and Watchmen. Could 2020 match up to such an incredible year? Of course not, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t fantastic shows. As for me, one series stood … Continue reading “The Best TV Show of 2020”

CHiPs Will Be My Favorite Bad Movie of 2017

I’m very much excited for CHiPs, starring Dax Shepard and Michael Pena as California policemen Jon Baker and Frank “Ponch” Poncherello. Oh, I’m certain that it’s not going to be a “good” movie, but I’m also certain that it will have its moments. CHiPs is late to the party of ’70s television show remakes hitting the big … Continue reading “CHiPs Will Be My Favorite Bad Movie of 2017”

Second Thoughts on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Yesterday, I caught Rogue One: A Star Wars Story for the second time. My first viewing was in IMAX 3D. The second time around it was in 2D Sony 4K. Naturally, I have additional random thoughts on the movie, as well as some points I forgot to make in my first story. Below are more … Continue reading “Second Thoughts on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”

Thank God For Lucifer (S02E10)

The mid-season finale of Lucifer was the best thing I’ve watched on television in 2016. The writers, directors, and actors did a stellar job of deftly mixing comedy, drama, and action. The big reveal at the end was fantastic…though a bit evil (*snicker*) considering that the next episode won’t air for seven weeks. Lucifer S02E10 … Continue reading “Thank God For Lucifer (S02E10)”

Random Thoughts on Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War is the best Avengers movie Marvel Studios has made. That was an easy conclusion to arrive to. It’s quite possibly the best or, at the very least, one of the three best movies from the studio. After seeing the movie last night, that seemed like a reasonable opinion, but I wanted … Continue reading “Random Thoughts on Captain America: Civil War”

Random Thoughts on Deadpool (Movie Review)

Deadpool’s journey from pulp to cinema took many twists and turns. People were worried that a big movie studio wouldn’t let Marvel’s “Merc With a Mouth” be true to the comics. Some were worried that the Deadpool movie couldn’t possibly live up to the outstanding marketing campaign that preceded it. I’m incredibly happy to tell … Continue reading “Random Thoughts on Deadpool (Movie Review)”