2. Hey! We're putting missiles in Poland! And Russia just invaded one of its neighboring nations! What year is it again?
3. Mad Men continues to be a beautifully made and occasionally astonishing show, but I don't think I've ever seen a television program where I so badly want every one of the characters to get run over by a bus. I could name a dozen moments just in the three episodes so far where one of the main characters behaves in a way so contrary to human decency that I started to wonder if the whole thing was a weird meta-narrative where everyone is in hell for various mortal sins.
4. Folks, come on. All we have to do is collectively swear not to go see this shitty new cartoon and George Lucas will stop making movies! UNITED WE STAND, people!
5. I inadvertently ripped off the AV Club for a Screengrab post today, but I'm not too worried, because no one reads the Screengrab. At any rate, critics are praising Woody Allen's new flick, Vicki Cristina Barcelona, to the high heavens, and as someone who's never entirely bought into the idea that he's anything but a great director of comedies, I'm always curious about what people think of him and his movies. I'm gonna list mine under a cut, but what are your favorite and least favorite Woody Allen movies? And do you think he's a great director?
MASTURBATION: IT'S SEX WITH SOMEONE I LOVE (The Great)
AND SUCH SMALL PORTIONS (The Good)
Broadway Danny Rose
Hannah and Her Sisters
Melinda and Melinda
Take the Money and Run
What's Up, Tiger Lily?
THAT'S A POLITE WORD FOR WHAT YOU ARE (The Mediocre)
Bullets Over Broadway
Husbands and Wives
Love and Death
Sweet and Lowdown
THE FOOD IS TERRIBLE HERE (The Bad)
Crimes and Misdemeanors
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex...But Were Afraid to Ask
A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy
Shadows and Fog
Small Time Crooks
NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL REMOVED (Didn't See 'Em)
Everyone Says I Love You
Manhattan Murder Mystery
The Purple Rose of Cairo