Picoreview: The Boss puts on a good show. Even if I knew exactly four songs, all hits from the 80s, I’m damned glad we went to the Springsteen concert. It was fun, he was great, he lifted a 7 year old kid up onto the stage to sing with him, and it is my recollection […]

Picoreview: Magic Mike: It was okay. They felt obliged to put an actual story in, which was really unnecessary, and overall it wasn’t anything like as titillating or fun as one might hope. The Full Monty is a much more watchable film. Picoreview: The Amazing Spider-Man: I liked the casting better in this than the […]

It’s been a nice weekend. Kate came up to visit, and I dragged her to see “Rock of Ages”, a film which she had no particular desire to see. Afterward she almost forgave me, except she doesn’t like Tom Cruise and the movie made her like him and that was pretty unforgiveable. :) I have […]

Picoreview: Too long by at least half an hour, but to my astonishment, Kristen Stewart was quite good in it. She emoted! And Chris Hemsworth is dreamy. And Charlize Theron is…well, you know. Charlize Theron. Raar. Some of the effects were very pretty, some of the uses of magic were nicely done to explain a […]

Not that the objects of the subject line have anythign to do with one another, you understand, they’re just both on my mind. The first because I’m listening to Jim Steinman music, and it always makes me want to write a rock & roll fantasy, and then I’m depressed because I can’t imagine actually writing […]