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Tag Archives: Entertainment

Culture: Get Ready for the Horror of the Fall Movie Season

Most suicides in the United States take place in the fall and holiday season. Experts have suggested a number of reasons for this spike: everything from people having no friends, … Continue reading

September 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Books: “A Wanted Man” by Lee Child More Ehhh Than Wow

The new Jack Reacher mystery, A Wanted Man, is out and continues the character’s journey towards … something. In this latest book, Reacher is journeying towards Virginia – the state not … Continue reading

November 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Wallander: Continuing Moroseness and Shallow Mysteries Dampen the Mood

Wallander, the BBC show whose third season (or “series” as they call it across the pond) was telecast earlier this year, holds a special place for this television viewer. To … Continue reading

October 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Movies: The Campaign Totally Sucks

Political movies are a rare breed in the current film culture. Some of its understandable since consumers get more than their fill of political shenanigans from the 24 news-cycle and … Continue reading

October 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Dark Shadows: Johnny Depp and Tim Burton Jump The Shark

Continuing this weekend’s entertainment theme, this post is about the disaster that is Tim Burton and Johnny Depp’s (B&D) Dark Shadows. I never saw the original show but I can … Continue reading

September 30, 2012 · 2 Comments

Sherlock: CBS Steals BBC’s Show but BBC Kicks CBS’ Butt

Sherlock Holmes is one of the greatest literary creations of our time and has inspired a number of shows and movies. Some of these are good, some decent, while a … Continue reading

September 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Battleship: Launching a Product While Ignoring the Basics

I understand branding and I support expanding the brand across multiple channels. Despite the horror that was John Carter, no one does this better than the Walt Disney Company and … Continue reading

September 9, 2012 · Leave a comment