Monday, January 30 2006
Nothing is ever quite what it looks like in 24, whose writers famously revise and rethink as each season barrels along.
Thursday, October 6 2005
The disturbing thing about these reversals of 'smart' and 'dumb' is the anti-intellectualism they represent.
Thursday, January 20 2005
Another season, another sad bad day in Jack Bauer's boystown.
Thursday, November 7 2002
'Fiction' and 'reality' aren't so much opposites as they are of a piece.
Sunday, January 1 1995
Christine Baranski delivers one-liners so fast the audience barely knows what hit them. More importantly, she adds shading to what could potentially be a one-dimensional character.
At 12:38:54 a.m., Jack's somewhat estranged wife accidentally breaks what looks to be a really nice coffee cup.
In the case of Light It Up, crossing-over occurs on several levels, not the least significant being the use of a famously hard rapper like Ja Rule to pitch a movie that argues against kids being hard. The slip-the-yoke-and-change-the-joke crossing over here comes in the soundtrack's brilliant marketing moves of the soundtrack crossover.