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Sunday, April 11 2010

Dan Aykroyd: From Ghost Buster to Spirit Drinker

Long before launching a premium vodka based on the crystal skull tales, Aykroyd educated the masses on blues music and the paranormal -- in addition to being a comedy genius behind many of the '80s most quotable movies.


Wednesday, February 24 2010

Ghost Hunters: Paranormal Pop Culture for Normal People

Amongst the familiar mythologies in all of reality television, Ghost Hunters ranks in the top 10. Love the show or loathe it, it is popular culture and has earned a spot in the reality TV pantheon.


Monday, November 2 2009

The Ghostbusters Twinkie Defense

More surprising than the still-impressive special effects and the jokes that hold up to modern scrutiny is the fact that there are moments throughout Ghostbusters that are legitimately scary.


Reviews

Friday, April 11 2014

Lots of Dads in the NFL in 'Draft Day'

The good dads theme culminates in the image of the biggest, bestest dad of all, Roger Goodell on the stage, calling out the names of hopeful young men whose lives are changed forever by his pronouncement.


Monday, June 11 2012

The Lucky Accident that Is 'Meatballs'

Meatballs feels oddly prescient in its comedy stylings, even without being especially hilarious.


Sunday, May 8 2011

'No Strings Attached': From Raunchy to Romantic

A contemporary couple finds a traditional answer to a modern question.


Thursday, January 20 2011

'No Strings Attached' Is a Predictable Rom-com

The agreement to sex without strings is so plainly not what they think it is that these ostensibly bright folks look slow-witted.


Wednesday, January 31 2007

My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006)

This film hovers somewhere between sappy romantic comedy and action movie, falling back on lazy gender-reversal jokes and super hero tropes.


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