During the Network Upfront announcements, Liz Belsky whipped up some key art in the style of NBC's painfully awkward key art to announce the new fake John Mulaney show Think Fast: SURPRISE! NBC has added a last-minute comedy series to its fall lineup! Think Fast follows a Chicago slacker (John Mulaney) who, after losing his license and his job after a DUI, is forced to move in … [Read more...] about 10 Awesome Movies That Don’t Exist (Yet)
1. Juliana Hatfield My first introduction to Juliana Hatfield came from MTV's Sunday night alternative video show, 120 Minutes (another favorite below). They would always show her video for "What A Life" and "My Sister." I immediately ran out to my local record store to pick up her album Only Everything. Juliana and her work were also featured on My So-Called Life. If you're … [Read more...] about Things I Never Stopped Loving from The 90s – The Jessica Edition
One of my least favorite phrases in the English language is the term "female comedy." It’s the absolute worst. To quote Maya Rudolph, "I've been doing comedy for a long time and I never thought it was vaginal comedy." To me, that phrase is a byproduct of the past ten to fifteen years, in which the "Can women be funny?!" question has, like the villain in a horror movie, simply … [Read more...] about Beverly Hills, What a Thrill!
I am, unabashedly, a trilogy geek. But unlike those who often choose between Star Wars and Lord of the Rings, my trilogy of obsession has always been the View Askew Jersey trilogy - Clerks, Mallrats and Chasing Amy. My great love for those Kevin Smith films and his words has already been documented on PopGurls, and thus it should come as no surprise that I went into the … [Read more...] about Clerks II
In the last decade, there have been few teen-targeted films that were truly brilliant. Kids these days (she said, sounding like somebody's grandfather) have not had the honor of growing up with a John Hughes, someone who so thoroughly got the things teenagers experience - the sloppy puppy love, the girl from the other side of the tracks, the basket case who can be pretty with a … [Read more...] about No, YOU Stick It