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December 2009 Archives

DJ Earworm’s tribute to the to 25 Billboard songs of the year — how many do you recognize?

It’s so hard to decide! But at the moment anyway, here are my top films of the year, including three films based on books for children that became movies primarily for adults: Up in the Air The perfect timing of […]

I always enjoy NPR’s Monkey See blog, and got a huge kick out of a new post from Linda Holmes about the release of one of her most fondly remembered television series on DVD for the first time. It ran […]

The New York Times has a superb video tribute to the music greats we lost in 2009, from Michael Jackson to Koko Taylor, Mary Travers, and Sky Saxon, all in under five minutes. Well worth a look.

Thanks so much to Rotten Tomatoes for including me in their year-end wrap-up of my must-see and worst picks for 2009. I was surprised to find so many of the other critics picked the same worst film that I did! […]

“Jennifer’s Body” is not scary enough for horror and not knowing enough for commentary on horror. “Hell is a teenage girl,” says Needy (Amanda Seyfried of “Mama Mia” and “Big Love”). And she should know. She is a teenage girl. […]

“Avatar,” which set a record as the biggest-budget movie of all time has also set a box-office record with a total world gross in its first two weeks of $617.3 million. It is a technological wonder, seamlessly combining live action […]

An award-winning animated student film has been turned into a full-length feature with intricately-designed visuals but a story-line that feels stuck together with chewing gum and Scotch tape. Tim Burton protege Shane Acker has proven a better student of the […]

Coming this spring is “Letters to God,” inspired by a true story, about a young boy with cancer whose daily letters to God change the life of the man entrusted with making sure they are delivered.

Thanks for all the great questions! Question: Several years ago there was a movie about a man who got notes from an old desk a woman wrote who owned the desk in another time period They continued to communicate this […]