Wanderlust (***)

The latest comedy from the Judd Apatow stable isn’t quite up to what the usual standards represent, but ‘Wanderlust’ is a sufficiently weird mix between cult filmmaker David Wain and the Apatow sensibility. It doesn’t hurt that the talented cast (led by Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston) is extremely game for what Wain and his […]

Act of Valor (**)

The idea behind the action flick ‘Act of Valor’ isn’t a bad one at all. Making a film about the heroics of the military using real soldiers and tactics is something at least a little new. It’s just the execution that’s on the bad side. The script is incredibly awful, the direction is poor, and […]

Harvey Weinstein is in another fight with the MPAA?

Yes, it seems like at least once a year these days Harvey Weinstein/The Weinstein Company is locked in battle with the MPAA ratings board. From successfully appealing to change the NC-17 ratings of Kevin Smith’s film ‘Zack and Miri Make a Porno’ and Derek Cianfrance’s ‘Blue Valentine’ to R ratings to his current losing battle […]

TV Review: The Finder (*1/2)

After you watch the premiere episode of FOX’s The Finder, you may want to re-title the show: ‘The Forgotten.’ It’s not a certainty that this spinoff from Bones will find itself canceled anytime soon — Idol’s lead-in certainly helped matters — but I doubt it’ll be on the FOX lineup for more than maybe a […]

‘American Idol’ Top 12 Guys (Editor Recap)

American Idol Season 11 is officially kicked off.  Staff writer Joseph Braverman and I will be writing up some commentary following each show throughout the season.  Look for Joseph’s recap later on. These are quick reactions to the show this evening which was “Producer’s Choice.”  If we were already a bit out of control, the […]

American Idol Song Spoilers

American Idol Season 11 voting rounds kick off tonight.  Joseph and I will be highlighting the season and critiquing the performances throughout the competition. Here are some song spoilers from The Idol Pad and MJ’s Big Blog Also Top 12 Rankings and commentary after the jump. Also note that Jeremy Rosado will probably perform last. Adam Brock – […]

‘The Voice’ Recap: Blind Auditions #5

Last night aired the official last blind audition episode of NBC’s The Voice (thank god), and now we can finally move on to the “Battle Rounds” next week. I am not going to lie, as much as I’ve been praising this singing show into the stratosphere, even I felt like the final blind audition episode […]

Dancing with the Stars Season 14 Cast Revealed

Dancing with the Stars is back people!!!! Get excited! Dancing with the Stars has become one of the most entertaining shows on television. It’s great fun watching the celebrities we love and hate learning to dance and fighting each other to win. Dancing will air on March 19th on ABC. This morning on Good Morning […]

2013 Year-In-Advance Predictions!

Yep…We’re already doing it. Year-In-Advance Predictions for 2013 are on the sidebar and below. Full commentary for each category will be coming throughout the next week or so on the actual Oscar pages. Looking this far out can never be right but there is a whole bunch of buzz surrounding Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” and I’m […]

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 3: Post-Oscar Talk

It’s been 24 hours and I’m joined by Joey, Robert, Anna, and Joseph to dish on the things of the night.  Here’s the agenda. The Not-So Surprising Wins (Plummer, Spencer) Quick note about our Academy Idol winner Billy Crystal:  How did he do? Technical aspects of the show (pacing, circus act, etc.) Surprises of the […]

The Academy Awards: Worst Dressed

On the biggest night in Hollywood, there are many surprises and disappointments that occur than what just happens during the awards ceremony. I realize in the new millennium, fashion has become a huge thing, especially on the night of some of the biggest awards shows, and not many people dig it. But I’m one of […]