Starting a new series in which I list my favorite Guilty Pleasures of the Decade, starting with the Aughts and the year 2000.
You know that scene in (500) Days of Summer, when they show young Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character misreading The Graduate and thinking it’s about true love? And as a result, it landed him in in a lot of trouble, love-wise? Well these are the movies that have made my life more difficult, in the same way, by painting a idealized version of love in my head. But I hold no grudges against them…Read more "My Top 5 Hopeless Romantic Guilty Pleasures"
You have to admire a $300 million movie that didn’t give a shit. Nearing its tenth anniversary (which seems crazy), here’s an appreciation of all the ways this movie did whatever it wanted to do, Hollywood business rules be damned.Read more "Pirates of the Caribbean 3 A.K.A. “Fuck It, We Have Nothing To Lose”"
A plot that doesn’t matter, a serious amount of cheese, a weird love story with a (technically) dead woman who wears some surprisingly sexy breeches — it all adds up to something wonderful: an (un-shitty) improv show for your kids.Read more "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Is Funnier Than You Think"