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This “Freaky Friday” with basketball keeps throwing airballs. It’s the story of Brian (Taylor Gray) a sixteen-year-old kid who wishes he could have the skills of Olympic gold medalist and NBA star Kevin Durant playing himself, not very convincingly but […]

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He’s a Manhattan bicycle messenger and his name is Wilee, like the coyote.  But Wilee (the always-brilliant Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is more like the road runner in this story.  He has an envelope to deliver, and Bobby (Michael Shannon) wants to […]

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The Botox budget must be bigger than the catering costs but less than the ordnance in this sequel to Sylvester Stallone’s first round-up of the 80’s and 90’s A-Team for an action extravaganza.  That’s A as in AARP. This time, […]

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Percy 3D lets you “put yourself in the picture.  And I spoke to founder and president Julie Steiner about what it is and how it does that. What is Percy 3D? We take either existing video or new video that […]

“Trying Not to Love You,” Nickelback’s new video, is a tribute to bass player Mike Kroeger’s one-time job as a Starbuck’s barrista and it co-stars Jason Alexander and “Baywatch” babe Brooke Burns.

It seems there’s a lot of criticism of critics lately.  Some think they’re too soft.  In Slate, Jacob Silverman bemoans the Twitter-fied outbreak of niceness in literary culture. Whereas critics once performed one role in print and another in life—Rebecca […]

Real-life couple Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell are as cute as can be on and off camera, but there is nothing in this movie that comes close to the adorableness of their viral sloth video.  Bell produced and Shepard wrote, […]

I love it when people who work in a specialized industry make lists of the movies that reflect their work lives.  Here’s a list of the best movies with warehouse scenes.  I can think of a couple they forgot: “Reservoir […]

Every season now brings new television programs and returns of favorite series, but I grew up in the old days and for me the fall TV season is still the most exciting.  Here are some of the new shows that […]

Pioneering comedian Phyllis Diller died today at age 95.  My friend Jim Cheng wrote in USA Today about how Diller, who did not begin to perform until she was 37, paved the way for performers like Roseanne Barr and Joan Rivers. […]

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