April 9, 2014 |
Sometimes, you just need to stop and smell the bleach. Wait, what? That appeared to be the premise behind Clorox's Ick Awards, hosted Wednesday night on Twitter by Second City alum Rachel Dratch, who performed alongside current cast members to suggestions from the Twitterverse. (You might also know her from her years on "Saturday Night Live. ") The diminutive Dratch took a few minutes backstage in a dress she deemed "resplendent" to talk to RedEye about all things yucky. You lived in Chicago for a long time.
November 7, 2013 |
*** (out of four) The Matthew McConaughey of “Dallas Buyers Club” is not the muscular, Mr. “all right all right all right” of “Magic Mike,” a performance that contained expert and under-appreciated depth beneath the bluster. As real-life activist and AIDS patient Ron Woodroof, McConaughey looks thin. Small. He reportedly lost close to 40 pounds for the role, which isn't Christian Bale-in-“The Machinist” gaunt, but it's not far from it. When the film begins in July 1985, Ron's contributing next to nothing...
September 30, 2013 |
The fan overreaction that follows the first Bears loss of the season is as predictable as leaves changing color and local politicians getting indicted. After reading my timeline Sunday afternoon, I'm convinced Twitterbots generate at least half the Bears-related tweets out there. It doesn't even matter what year it is. "Fire [name='current.coach.Bears']!" "Put in [name='backupQB.current' NOT IF name='grossman.rex']!" "[print='This is not TRUE BEARS FOOTBALL!!!' IF date=> 01-26-1986]"
September 23, 2013 |
A&E Networks has release a first look promo for its upcoming "Bonnie & Clyde" that shows the gun-toting duo falling in love, robbing banks and getting sexy. All to the tune, "Bang, Bang, My Baby Shot Me Down. " The four-hour miniseries will air at 8 p.m. CT Dec. 8-9 simultaneously on Lifetime, A&E and History. Emile Hirsch and Holliday Grainger star as Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker, the outlaws who terrorized the Midwest and South during the Depression. Oddly, the promo says "introducing Holliday Grainger," even though she has "The Borgias"...
May 17, 2013 |
Showtime on Friday released its official trailer for the eighth and final season of “Dexter,” finally revealing who his main foe will be - aside from himself. Dr. Evelyn Vogel (Charlotte Rampling), a neuro-psychiatrist called in to help Miami Metro, seems to make Dexter (Michael C. Hall) a bit nervous. She's an expert on all the things that make psychopaths tick. “They have no empathy,” she and Dexter agree. She seems to figure out Dexter from the get-go, challenging him to the point where he slams her up against a...
March 4, 2013 |
Bob Woodward has been in the news lately for a silly flare-up over his self-aggrandizing misrepresentation of an innocuous email sent by Gene Sperling regarding the sequester. I won't re-litigate the whole mess here (and if you want a solid recap, read Gawker's John Cook on the whole stupid thing ). But I realized this would be the perfect opportunity to tell the story of how I met Woodward in 2005 and thought the guy was mostly an idiot. He spoke at Miami University, and members of the Honors program (which, despite my alcohol...