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I saw "The Interview," and it was terrible

Published Dec. 29, 2014

As it turns out, "The Interview" was a terrible movie. Let me repeat: The movie was absolutely terrible. Kim Jong-un would have done better to let it die its own torturous death under the weight of bad reviews and word-of-mouth (Sony should have released this movie all at once as planned because word-of-mouth is still going to be brutal).

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"The Interview" is worth some solid laughs, if maybe not a cyber war

Published Dec. 27, 2014

Ah, Christmas. The time for family. The time for memories. And, thanks to the collective cowardice of Sony Pictures and theater owners across the nation, the time for me to drive two hours up north to New London to see a Seth Rogen/James Franco comedy. But how's the movie?

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Hey North Korea, is it OK if I see "The Interview" now?

Published Dec. 22, 2014

Hollywood execs should consider that, if they were starring in their own movie right now, they'd be playing the role of the feckless bureaucratic jerks. You know, the jellyfish-spined types who cave into terrorists or blackmail.

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"The Interview" died; what comes next might be worse

Published Dec. 19, 2014

"The Interview" was canceled this past week amongst hack attacks and terrorist threats. It doesn't matter that this happened to THIS particular movie. What matters is what this means for ALL movies. And what this moment represents is a terrible precedent for the future of film and art altogether.

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Sports are taking a bizarre turn

Published Sept. 19, 2013

Health issues have kept me in and out of the hospital and in and out of the mainstream of life. I've missed a lot but I've also been paying attention. And one of the things that I've discovered, once again, is how much I love sports - but I am growing increasingly crazed about how bizarre the world of sports is getting.