Movies: 28 Days Later

Curious as it may seem, some people, when in the mood for an "exciting movie," are more interested in those that involve shotguns instead of spelling bees. Here's a movie review for you for that crowd. But first, an apology to M. My friend M. dislikes "scary movies," and will flat out refuse to see films like The Ring or

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The Scandal Widens

The thing I don't understand about this whole "State of the Union" hullabaloo is why anyone believed that Saddam needed to go to Niger in the first place. I mean, Christ, thirty seconds of Googling and he could have learned to make the stuff himself. And for that matter, why does everyone think George Tenet's statement that "those 16 words

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How To Be Happy

Once when I was a child, my mother gave me an Oreo. I shoved the entire thing into my mouth and, while chewing, asked if I could have another. She said, "You should concentrate on enjoying the cookie you're eating instead of thinking about the next one." That is pretty much the best advice I have ever received in my

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Copyrights and Wrongs

Today I write about copyright law and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen over at The Morning News. By the way, this article contains the conjunction "contrawise," which I hereby declare to be a Real Word. Please begin using it forthwith. Update: I am now a Contributing Writer for The Morning News.

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Clack Attack

I was at the gym today, running on the treadmill, and the TV directly in front of me was showing a new televised atrocity called "First Date" or "Date Time" or somesuch. Judging from what I saw they might as well call it "Single For A Reason" It was showing on TLC, which I thought was supposed to be "the

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Movies: Spellbound

Note: I have a bevy of movie reviews to get to this week, having put off nearly half a dozen of them. But although this is the one I saw most recently, it is also the one I'm going to cover first, because (a) it ain't gonna be in theaters long, and (b) you should see it while it is.

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Problem Solving Skills: On!

This morning I had a tuft of hair sticking up on the back of my head, and no amount of wetting or combing or flattening would get it to stay down. So in my groggy, pre-caffinated state, I conconcted this brilliant plan whereby I covered my head with gel and brushed everything upwards so that all of my hair stood

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Bad Review Revue

Hollywood Homicide: "My god in heaven, did anyone making this film have an original thought in their lives?" -- Kevin Carr, Film Threat Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle: "If this is the kind of empowerment women in Hollywood have been fighting for over the last century or so, it's no wonder Katharine Hepburn died this weekend." -- Glenn Kenny, PREMIERE Dumb

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