How to pick a Super Bowl team

January 31, 2013

Why I cannot support the Baltimore Ravens: Ray Lewis is Jimmy Swaggart in shoulder pads, a whining, sobbing criminal who claims a close, personal connection with a God who obviously likes Ray Ray better than the rest of us. Even …

Disappearing Rembrandts

January 31, 2013

Disappearing Rembrandts There are tests we can run on the canvas to ensure authenticity. We carbon date hallucinations from the seventeenth century. To the master, to the student, we assign the catalogue. Without favor, with precision, like a laser cuts …

The year’s best animated film? Disney’s Paperman?

January 30, 2013

The Oscar-nominated shorts are opening at Market Street in Little Rock this Friday. I haven’t yet watched all of them myself, but Disney’s nominee Paperman is online now. (Thanks to Dan Lybarger for the tip.)

Fisher Stevens talks about Stand Up Days

January 29, 2013

Your monkey watched the film today, and was invited to the live chat. I couldn’t participate because I had to review the film, but I know some of you like this stuff. LIVESTREAM Q&A TRANSCRIPT Can you say something about …

Tame Impala, “Mind Mischief (Hot for Teacher)”

January 28, 2013

Lu speaks

January 28, 2013

Your monkey is working. And has a special project coming soon.

The Good Machine

January 28, 2013

You get lonely and you call at night And twist everything I’ve ever said You think you know me ‘cause you read my notebooks I think you love me ‘cause we went to bed I know I ain’t no gamin …

Movie 43: Even big stars like to be juvenile

January 27, 2013

Movie 43 Grade: 77 Cast: Elizabeth Banks, Kristen Bell, Halle Berry, Gerard Butler, Anna Faris, Richard Gere, Hugh Jackman, Greg Kinnear, Seth MacFarlane, Stephen Merchant, Dennis Quaid, Liev Schreiber, Emma Stone, Uma Thurman, Naomi Watts and Kate Winslet Directors: Steven …

BDA Homemovies: End of Watch, For a Good Time, Call . . ., The Imposter, Pina 3D and Searching for Sugar Man

January 24, 2013

Monkey note: Yes, this is the blog version. Usually there won’t be any overlap from the column Karen Martin writes for the MovieStyle section but this week there is … End of Watch (R, 120 minutes) — A maddeningly entertaining …

Kathryn Bigelow on Zero Dark Thirty on Colbert

January 23, 2013

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