A Now Fear This Roundup

I’m planning to spend most of this week digesting, and frankly, that gets in the way of long, rambling, and expletive-filled reviews. Fortunately, in the four years Now Fear This has been alive and well, I’ve written a lot of long, rambling, and expletive-filled reviews. So this...

Now Fear This: Ravenous

David Arquette gets third billing. There’s no joke here. Well, other than that. Not long ago, Ryan Murphy claimed to have invented the concept of horror/comedy. This might be the first time a TV writer has ever tried to take credit for evolution. The prevailing thinking is, determined...

Yakamala: The Spirit

“My City Yodels” was the first draft of that tagline. Didn’t test well. The quickest way to get clicks on the internet is to say something blatantly stupid. This is why we have lately been suffering through a wave of revisionist film criticism in which rightly reviled...

Lifetime Theater: PopFa...

Lindsay Lohan’s name has become shorthand for the tragic way Hollywood chews up youth and spits out dead-eyed husks intent on flashing genitalia and punching paparazzi. But also, there’s a negative side. Like any fan of movies, bad movies, and trainwrecks, I watched the unfolding...