King Conan

I am not a fan of award shows – but I did catch Conan O’Brien’s taped Emmy segment that introduced the show last night. It’s well produced and very funny – touching on my favorite shows Lost, The Office, and 24. Also – the riff on ‘To Catch a Predator IV’ or whatever that Dateline…

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

  This is just a quick little post – prompted by Tim’s current quest through Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. Tim inquired into whether there was an MGS4 out there and the answer is sadly, No. But there will be. At E3 this year, creator Hideo Kojima showed off a brand new trailer for…

My Favorite Things – ‘Top 5 Console Video Games’

Anyone who knows me, knows I carry a deep, dark secret. No matter how old I get, I can’t shake the gaming jones. I was introduced to video games in the mid-70’s through a neighbor’s Pong machine, used my Machiavellian skills of coercion on neighborhood kids to invite me to sleep over so I could…

Vows and Verse

  On Monday, I posted a detailed dispatch from my Dad’s recent wedding. What you missed in US Weekly (damn paparazzi!!!), you can read about here. I decided to post the full text of my speech for all of you to enjoy – giving me the opportunity to pepper the document with a few more…

Family Ties

This past weekend I had the great pleasure of attending – and participating – in my Dad’s wedding to a fantastic woman, Missy. The wedding saw two large, extended families, come together on a lush green West Bridgewater lawn, under a brilliant blue sky dotted with cotton candy clouds, to witness two special people come together…

Master Chief’s Master

Peter Jackson has announced that South African director Neill Blomkamp will helm the Halo flick – set for a Summer 2008 release. This will be Blomkamp’s first big screen production, but he has cut his teeth on numerous commercials, music videos and shorts including these two: Yellow and Alive in Joburg. I watched them both…

My Favorite Things – ‘Top 5 Film Endings’

For this edition, I decided to focus on my favorite closing segments to a handful of flicks. Three of the films on my list, I love in their entirety. As for the other two, one is well done but a bit overrated and the other is a major disappointment redeemed by a ballsy ending. Tread…

Mendes Mentions

I uploaded two old reviews of mine today – both Sam Mendes flicks. My reviews of American Beauty and Road to Perdition, both excellent films, can be found by clicking the links. The reason for uploading is two-fold: I want to make sure I use this site as a repository for all my writings and…

Give Me Some Sweet & Sour, Baby

I picked up a little bit of cool news regarding the upcoming Aqua Teen Hunger Force flick. Bruce Campbell, The Evil Dead’s Ash, has been cast as a villainous Chicken McNugget. It’s not on IMDB yet, but an early review says he’s in there.