Call for Essays About Any Aspect of Popular Culture, Present or Past

Steve Pink


Monday, January 3 2011

The Guilty Pleasure Films of 2010

A collection of 10 films that make us feel bad for loving them so - though we can easily defend each and every one... we think.


Friday, February 20 2015

'Hot Tub Time Machine 2' Is an Exercise in Stunted Scatology

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 will be clever only to those who never outgrew hearing their first dirty joke at summer camp.

Wednesday, February 19 2014

In 'About Last Night' Kevin Hart Plays Kevin Hart

About Last Night is intriguingly refashioned as a vehicle for a quartet of black actors, many of them veterans of predominantly black ensemble comedies.

Thursday, July 15 2010

'Hot Tub Time Machine': Jump In, But Hold Your Nose

If you liked The Hangover, are a fan of any of the leads or enjoy the kind of humor associated with Apatow-style films, Hot Tub Time Machine may be for you.

Thursday, March 25 2010

Hot Tub Time Machine

Most of the R-rated comedy relies on a dull parade of impromptu evacuations of bodily fluids, crude verbalizations and enactments of the sexual act, and the mystical male rituals of showing affection without in any way suggesting homosexual desire.


Friday, February 14 2014

'About Last Night' Is About As Good As It Gets

Hilarious and heartfelt, About Last Night is a revelation, especially for those of us paid to sit through strained, stupid, sitcom level RomComs over and over and over again.

Thursday, March 25 2010

You'll Dig Your 'Time' in this 'Hot Tub'

As feel good farces go, Hot Tub Time Machine is a mindless minor masterpiece. It's dumb, insane, and unmitigatedly adolescent.

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