Roger Ebert on “Hurt Locker” vs. “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”

Roger Ebert: We live in a depressing time for American movies. Half the nation seems hellbent on throwing itself at the horrible "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen." The movie’s fans inform me that I don’t “get it,” that what they want is mindless violence and stuff blowing up real good. They like the explosions. It’s entertainment for the whole family. I get it all, all right. Two years from now, no one will quite be able to remember its name.“The Hurt Locker” is a great film, an intellig … [Read more...]

A Message from Aaron Strumpel About His Amazing Album

Here are a few words from Aaron Strumpel, the guy responsible for Elephants, my favorite record of '09 so far... … [Read more...]

“Snob!”

Been called a snob lately? Roger Ebert has. … [Read more...]

Time for a Comments Policy Reminder

As I caught up with comments here at the blog recently, I realized that some folks haven't noticed the Comments Policy posted in the right sidebar on the Journal page.So, bear with me. Here it is just as a reminder: … [Read more...]

Good news from Pixar

Box office is no indication of quality, but it's a joy to see great work that achieves success.Lee Unkrich at Pixar is on Twitter, and he just posted this: … [Read more...]

Browser: A 4th of July surprise. Wilco loves you, baby. Jarmusch. Bono & the Virgin. Salinger. And the scariest video ever posted online.

Hi ho, Jeffrey the Blogger here. … [Read more...]

A Few Thoughts on the Loss of Jackson and Fawcett

Yesterday, I felt a strange urge to give calls of concern to the other giants of my childhood. … [Read more...]

What a Story.

Comic strip of the day. … [Read more...]

February 16, 2010: Raven’s Ladder

Pre-order Raven's Ladder here.And see the new cover by artist Kristopher Orr and Mike Heath here... … [Read more...]

With email like this, who needs reviews?

An email from my dear friend Bryan Rust (CAUTION: "Mild" spoilers.) : … [Read more...]


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