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Music, All Shook Down The Muppets' Five Weirdest Musical Collaborations

The Muppets' Five Weirdest Musical Collaborations

Rejoice, puppet freaks (and pretty much everyone over the age of 30, whose childhood memories are inevitably intertwined with The Muppet Show), for this Friday, the new Muppet movie comes out! Muppets Most Wanted has Tina Fey and Ricky Gervais,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Fourth Annual Atheist Film Festival Believes In You

The Fourth Annual Atheist Film Festival Believes In You

This Saturday, the Atheist Film Festival will take over the Roxie Theater for the fourth year running, something that will no doubt surprise the, um, "hell" out of lots of people who never knew such a thing ever existed. The…
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Dining, SFoodie Kristen Bell Goes Vegan, Ricky Gervais Loves Bunnies, and Vegan Shamrock Shakes!

Kristen Bell Goes Vegan, Ricky Gervais Loves Bunnies, and Vegan Shamrock Shakes!

​ Let's start with the most important news of all: Thanks to Forks Over Knives, Kristen Bell is now vegan! Or adopting a "vegan diet." I'm not sure. Regardless, Veronica Mars can do no wrong! If you don't think this…
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Music, All Shook Down Wilson Phillips' <i>Still Holding On</i> Represents the Worst of Music and Television in 2011

Wilson Phillips' Still Holding On Represents the Worst of Music and Television in 2011

Unless you are a blogger who subjects yourself to terrible television for a living (like me), you probably didn't bother tuning in last Sunday for the premiere of Wilson Phillips: Still Holding On, the show where a once-popular female trio (three…
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Calendar, Night&Day Bringing Funny Back

Bringing Funny Back

Maybe it feels terrible to be in a recession and maybe when we’re hurting, we get funny. A "clowns-from-our-tears" effect. There are so many good comedies on the telly right now (30 Rock! Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!,…
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Film, Ricky Gervais can only get so far, or so funny, with <i>The Invention of Lying</i>

Ricky Gervais can only get so far, or so funny, with The Invention of Lying

The Invention of Lying's plot hook sounds like a pile-up of Jim Carrey–Tom Shadyac concept comedies. The assumption is that there isn't much crossover between the Liar, Liar and Ricky Gervais fanbases. Gervais' fuzzy parable exists in an alternate universe…
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Film, Ricky Gervais Sees Dead People

Ricky Gervais Sees Dead People

It takes a good while for Ricky Gervais to warm up in Ghost Town; it takes even longer for the audience to warm to Ricky Gervais. During the opening minutes of Ghost Town — an occasionally effective mash-up of Ghost,…
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Home Entertainment, DVDish Hold Your Horses

Hold Your Horses

Bandidas (Fox) This review is not long enough for a suitable treatment of the beauty of Penélope Cruz and Salma Hayek. The makers of Bandidas would certainly prefer I tried, though, than to discuss this plodding cliché of a western…
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Culture, Stuff The Boss

The Boss

On October 12, BBC America aired the second-season premiere of The Office, the beloved mockumentary that follows paper-selling rats 'round the maze of cubicles leading to the office of head cheese David Brent, a pathetic little man who says in…
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