Michelle Welch is a pop culture obsessive with a BA in Cinema and Media Studies from the University of Chicago. She’s a freelance entertainment writer, a former news blogger for The Onion’s AV Club, has a soft spot for terrible movies, and dreams of one day seeing her name and picture among the film critics listed on Rotten Tomatoes. Follow her on Twitter @stayfrostymw
Thursday, August 25 2011
J.K. Simmons's most visible credit to date is the scenery-chomping role as J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy. But in The Music Never Stopped, (now out on DVD) a deeply rewarding film about music therapy, family, and the Summer of Love generation, Simmons shines in his first lead film role as the uptight father of an amnesiac hippie.
Sunday, February 19 2012
Shockaholic switches on and off with the distant past and more recent present, ultimately drawing conclusions about what it means to be born into celebrity and the seeming inescapability of one’s public persona.
Friday, January 20 2012
Drew Peterson: Untouchable tells the story about a controlling man, his supposed charm and charisma, and his startling arrogance.
Thursday, December 8 2011
In Young Adult, the question is not whether the tightly wound Mavis will snap, but when and how destructively.
Wednesday, October 19 2011
The Walking Dead's second season premiere on Sunday night was good, lively and tense like last year's pilot. In many ways, it was where the series ought to have begun.
Tuesday, October 11 2011
Tim Allen is back in Last Man Standing, but do we want him?
Monday, August 15 2011
To celebrate the debut of TeenNick's "The 90s Are All That" programming and its record ratings, here are some classic episodes that made you afraid of the dark.
Friday, June 3 2011
Wednesday, April 20 2011
Borders liquidation sale turns up the S.E. Hinton novel Hawkes Harbor; proof of the maxim that if you don’t use it, you lose it.
Tuesday, April 12 2011
This pair is about volume, and we’re not talking about just loudness to your ears, we’re talking about amplitude that ripples your pant legs and beats your heart for you.
Monday, April 11 2011
Jeff Goldblum and Isabella Rossellini collaborated with Steven Spielberg on a Goosebumps video game and somehow it never became an Internet meme.