My Rambling, Unstructured Thoughts About ‘Under the Skin’

My Rambling, Unstructured Thoughts About ‘Under the Skin’

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I had a lot of feelings when I was watching Under the Skin, some of them good, some of them bad. But not once did I comprehend every single thing that was happening on the screen during Jonathan Glazer‘s experimental sci-fi romp — but that is what made it interesting. Would I watch it again? Probably not. But at least I can rest easy knowing that the movie spawned that glorious meme of Scarlett…

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My Favorite Memory of the Ultimate Warrior

My Favorite Memory of the Ultimate Warrior

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The other day, I was bombarded with an onslaught of pop culture news. First, I saw a very slimmed down Anna Gunn guest starring on The Mindy Project, then I saw Wayne Brady and Mike Tyson reenacting Bobby Brown‘s classic “Every Little Step” music video but all of that joy was immediately deflated by the news of The Ultimate Warrior (a.k.a. James Hellwig) passing away. The WWF icon was only 54…

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Sisaundra Lewis is this Season’s Judith Hill on ‘The Voice’

Sisaundra Lewis is this Season’s Judith Hill on ‘The Voice’

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Sisaundra Lewis performed a grown woman version of Billy Joel’s “New York State of Mind” last night on The Voice and it pretty much cemented her as the best thing on the show.

This season of the reality singing competition has been — in a word — boring. Each season always seems to have at least one talented singer who is good. So good that it’s making the show worth my time. Last season it was…

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Watching Billy Eichner Ask People If They Would Have Sex with Paul Rudd is Wildly Entertaining

Watching Billy Eichner Ask People If They Would Have Sex with Paul Rudd is Wildly Entertaining

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If Billy Eichner accosted me on the street with an attack of pop culture trivia, I would be terrified and flattered at the same time…but probably more terrified if anything. I think I would either pee in my pants out of glorious combination of excitement, stress, and nervousness.

In one of his most recent Billy on the Street adventures he took Paul Ruddaround New York City and asked people if…

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Song of the Week: ‘I Wanna Have Some Fun’ by Samantha Fox

It’s been almost four years since I mentioned Samantha Fox. I think another mention of her is long overdue.

Photo Parade: My Backstage Adventures at ‘Mamma Mia!’

Photo Parade: My Backstage Adventures at ‘Mamma Mia!’

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Did you know that the Mamma Mia! has been in musical form since 2000? I certainly didn’t. For some reason, I thought it was only five years old. I felt like a moron after learning this information during my special backstage tour of the musical during their San Francisco run (which, by the way, ends on April 6 so GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!)

My tour guides were Gabrielle Mirabellawho plays the fancy…

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'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' is the Best 'Captain America' Movie Since the First One

‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ is the Best ‘Captain America’ Movie Since the First One

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During my golden days of being a comic book nerd, the extent of my knowledge about Captain America did not go beyond the fact that he had a shield, was soldier, and had a buddy named Bucky. Turns out that information was very helpful when watching Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

But let’s revisit my experience watching Captain America: The First Avenger. I wasn’t exactly the biggest fan of…

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The Finer Podcast: Director Gareth Evans and Actor Iko Uwais of ‘The Raid 2’

The Finer Podcast: Director Gareth Evans and Actor Iko Uwais of ‘The Raid 2′

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Watching The Raid 2 is 150 minutes of bloody fun. Literally.

If you enjoyed The Raid, then you will bask in all the violent bone-cracking, blood-splattering glory that is The Raid 2. The movie brings us back to our hero Rama (Iko Uwais) as he goes undercover to bring down a crime syndicate and expose the corruption in the police force, but let’s all be honest — we just want to see some major ass…

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'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Imagined as 'The Greatest American Hero'

‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Imagined as ‘The Greatest American Hero’

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I saw Captain America: The Winter Soldierand I have a lot to say about it, but before I expand my unexpected love for the man of the stars and stripes, I felt the need to do something extra special for Cappy, Black Widow, Nick Fury and the rest of the gang. I needed to make it more patriotic. I needed to blend it with the best Star Spangled TV theme song ever created…and that theme song would be

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Song of the Week: ‘The Thunder Rolls (Long Version)’ by Garth Brooks

Song of the Week: ‘The Thunder Rolls (Long Version)’ by Garth Brooks

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Before I get started, let’s just take a moment and admire the above art work. It’s magical. Simply magical.

It’s a really rare occurrence for San Francisco to get thunder and lightning, so when it does, everyone spazzes the hell out. As a Texas boy, I am familiar with the rumble of thunder and the flashes of lightning. When it happens, it brings back memories of of those glorious tornado drills…

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