April 2010

Greenberg isn’t As Good as It Gets

by Alan Rapp on April 16, 2010

in Movie Reviews 

  • Title: Greenberg
  • IMDB: link

Roger Greenberg (Ben Stiller) is a prick. Everything central to the character, and to the movie, is contained in that sentence. Written and directed by Noah Baumbach (Margot at the Wedding, The Squid and the Whale), based on a story by Jennifer Jason Leigh (who has a small, and completely forgettable, role in the film), Greenberg is yet another attempt to center a movie around an unlikeable character. Joy.

After being recently released from a mental institution (for an undisclosed mental breakdown which involved the loss of his ability to walk) New Yorker Roger Greengberg travels to Los Angeles to house sit for his brother Phillip (Chris Messina), who has taken his family on six-week vacation to Vietnam.

The fragile Roger is immediately, and awkwardly, attracted to his brother’s assistant Florence (Greta Gerwig) who, in some ways, seems even more fragile and damaged than Greenberg himself. You may be able to guess where this is headed.

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Glee – Journey Medley

by Alan Rapp on April 15, 2010

in Nework & Cable TV News 

  • Title: Glee – Journey
  • tv.com: link

I have no excuse as to why it’s taken us almost a week to post this, but here’s the Journey Medley from the season finale of Glee. Enjoy!

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Glee – Vogue

by Alan Rapp on April 14, 2010

in Nework & Cable TV News 

  • Title: Glee – The Power of Madonna
  • tv.com: link

Sadly, I never got around to watching Glee last night (which Aaron informs me was less than the triumphal return we were hoping for). I’ll no doubt get to it soon, but until then I can make due with this tease of next week’s Madonna-themed episode. Here’s Glee doing “Vogue.”

I’ve got to give the show credit for such a faithful recreation of the original (which you will find after the jump).

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The Power of Shazam!

by Alan Rapp on April 5, 2010

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Batman: The Brave and the Bold – The Power of Shazam!
  • tv.com: link

So you’re telling me not only do I get Batman in this cartoon but Captain Marvel, Black Adam, Dr. Sivana, the underground cavern with the statues of the Seven Deadly Sins, Fawcett City, and the Rock of Eternity, all in one episode? What’s not to love! The only thing missing here are cameos from Mr. Tawky Tawny and the rest of the Marvel Family (especially Hoppy).

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