The Bad Review Revue

S.W.A.T.: "SWAT is better than Gigli, but so is most outpatient surgery." -- Mick LaSalle, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE Grind: "A movie conceived by monkey-suited honchos who regard their targeted audience as impressionable nincompoops susceptible to every new trend in sports, clothing and music that comes down the pike." -- Scott Foundas, LA WEEKLY American Wedding: "You'll see better film on

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Movies: Seabiscuit and Pirates Of The Caribbean

The Queen and I went to go see Pirates of the Caribbean. Twice, actually. The first time we entered the theater and found it packed to the gills, so we wandered down the hall and caught Seabiscuit instead. In retrospect, watching Pirates from the first row might have been preferable. This became apparent early in the film, when Jeff Bridges

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Uncommon Law Marriage

Three minutes and 45 seconds into an radio interview with Sean Hannity, Arnold Schwarzenegger drops a bombshell:"I think gay marriage should be between a man and a woman."Even in California I'm thinking that's not going to go over well. Update: Sharon, er, Shannon Campbell has captured the key quotation as an mp3.

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Hummer: Like Nothing Else, Except All The Others

While at the grocery store last week I saw an H2 occupying two parking spaces and adorned with a license plate reading "XTREME2". I can just picture this guy at the DMV. "What do you mean 'EXTREME' is already taken?! I have a Hummer! Who the fuck else could be that extreme?!!" Hey, that reminds me of an old and

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Linguists Discover I In Team

Linguists at the University of Rhode Island have discovered an "i" in "team," calling into question one of the axioms of motivational theory. "It turned out to be between the 'a' and the 'm'," Professor Stephanie Zahn-Winters said at a press conference on Monday. "Once you know it's there, it's not too hard to see." While the news threatens to

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Constructive Criticism

Talkin' with The Queen.Me: Hey, what did you think of that book The Eyre Affair? Q: I thought it was good. Me: Really? Because I'm a few chapters into it and not sure if I should continue. Q: I liked it. Me: Well, I'll keep reading it, then. It must be good if you liked it, since you're, like, the

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Books: Fair Play

A month ago I raved about Steven E. Landsburg's first book The Armchair Economist. I found the book so engrossing that I was disappointed when it ended, so I picked up Landsburg second (and most recent) effort, Fair Play, hoping for more of the same. Unfortunately, Fair Play doesn't exactly pick up where Armchair left off. While a quite enjoyable

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Bring It On!

While I'm taking this week off, feel free to send me any complaints or criticism you might have about defective yeti. When doing so, please use one of the following subjectlines:DetailsApprovedThat movieWicked ScreensaverThank you!My email filter will then route your message to the correct destination. Thank you!

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