The God in the Machine

I read most of a decent book the other day (I say “most” because several subplots in the book were pretty banal). The primary reason I read this book is because of the concept. A group of scientists in Arizona are using the world’s largest supercollider particle accelerator to recreate the conditions present at the … Read more

Rebuff to the Caroline Vault

What you’re about to read, or just read, is a special treat—an unprecedented, completely unedited, second entry of The Caroline Vault in two days. Caroline actually wrote both of these entries last night; first, the one about the Georgia Peach, second, this one as a response to my alleged “censorship.” What Caroline says is the … Read more

Summer Movies: August

Pineapple Express (August 8): This is a pot movie. I’m usually not amused by pot movies because they’re so clearly written by people who were high and though anything was funny, but this is different. This is a Judd Apatow joint. It’ll be worth it just for the scene in the trailer where James Franco … Read more

Summer Movies: July

Hancock (July 2): As I said the other day, Will Smith doesn’t make bad movies. After seeing the trailer, this looks like a great popcorn flick. Hellboy II: The Golden Army (July 11): I really enjoyed the collision of reality and fantasy in the first Hellboy, and I expect more of the same in this … Read more

Summer Movies: June

You Don’t Mess with the Zohan (June 6): I had no interest in this Adam Sandler comedy until EW informed me that Emmanuelle Chriqui (Sloan in Entourage) is the leading lady. She is smoking hot, worthy of seeing on the big screen. Yeah, that’s right—I’m not above going to see a movie for a hot … Read more

I Am Much Smarter than Myself

Almost once a day, I am lacking some piece of information that I need. Whether it be a password, an account number, or the location of tickets to a concert, I generally don’t know the answer. It’s a good thing that I’m much smarter than myself. Whenever I don’t know a password or number or … Read more

2008 Spring/Summer Movie Preview

“I’m like Mozart! And you’re like that guy who was always jealous of Mozart.”“Salieri?”“No thank you—I already ate!” As you can probably tell, I love movies. Especially big-time summer event movies. But ever since the Matrix premiered in late March of 1999, “summer” has officially begun well before April showers yield to May flowers. Already, … Read more

Remembering Sarah Marshall

I’ve been meaning to put together a spring/summer movie preview blog entry, but that’ll have to wait for a few more days. For now, I’ll stick with a review of a movie I’ve been looking forward to for a long time: Forgetting Sarah Marshall. FSM is a funny movie. At times, and for some long … Read more