Hello there! It’s been a while since I’ve done this, but several months ago I was talking with my buddy Kirk Hamilton, and…what, you don’t know Kirk? He’s a musician (check out his site), gamer, writer/editor extraordinaire for gaming site Kotaku, Benedict-Cumberbatch-scarf enthusiast, and generally all-around awesome dude. Even more awesomely, we came up with the idea of tag-team-recapping an episode of Terriers, and I wasn’t going to waste such an opportunity by covering anything less than one of the show’s finest offerings. Despite that, I did almost waste said opportunity by waiting months to get my shit together, but now that Mad Men‘s done, I am goddamn ready. [You can see when we got started here. -- JR] [Apparently I take even longer to get my shit together than you do. - KH] So! Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Benedict Cumberbatch, Donal Logue, Flight Of The Conchords, Kirk Hamilton, Kotaku, Law And Order, Mad Men, Michael Raymond-James, Rob Duncan, Rockmond Dunbar, Terriers, The Big Lebowski, Tim Minear
Tags: Alberto Berasategui, Andy Murray, Andy Roddick, Benoit Paire, David Ferrer, Extra Hot Great, Ivan Lendl, Janko Tipsarevic, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Joe Reid, John Isner, John Ramos, Juan Martin Del Potro, Katy Perry, Mardy Fish, Marin Cilic, Martin Klizan, Mikael Pernfors, Milos Raonic, Nicolas Almagro, Novak Djokovic, Paul Quinn, Philipp Kohlschreiber, Richard Gasquet, Roger Federer, RuPaul, Sarah D. Bunting, Serena Williams, Stanislas Wawrinka, Tomas Berdych
Hey there! So the US Open has narrowed the men’s field down to sixteen, and you know what time that makes it — Hotness Time! Unfortunately, our esteemed colleague Sarah D. Bunting was unavailable for this go-round, but joining original Hotness Council members me and Joe Reid is Canada’s own Paul Quinn, whom you might remember from his hilarious No Middle Ground stint on the dearly departed Extra Hot Great podcast. Quinn has his own ideas about Hotness, and we’re glad to have him to shake things up. To give credit where it’s due, Joe did all the image and fact research and organization for this piece, but couldn’t host it on his site for SECRET REASONS. So here we are. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Aaron Krickstein, Alex Corretja, Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, Arthur Ashe, David Nalbandian, Elena Dementieva, Ivan Lendl, Jaime Yzaga, James Blake, Jennifer Capriati, Jimmy Connors, Joe Reid, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Juan Martin Del Potro, Justine Henin-Hardenne, Kim Clijsters, Lindsay Davenport, Louis Armstrong Stadium, Low Resolution, Marat Safin, Maria Sharapova, Mikhail Youzhny, Monica Seles, Novak Djokovic, Paul Haarhuis, Pete Sampras, Radek Stepanek, Rafael Nadal, Robby Ginepri, Roger Federer, Stefan Edberg, Steffi Graf, Venus Williams
Hey there! So picking up an idea we had last year but never got around to doing, to get our juices flowing for the upcoming U.S. Open, Joe Reid and I are reminiscing about our most vivid U.S. Open memories from over the years. This is Part One; Part Two will go up on Low Resolution in a few days. [ETA: Here it is!] Let us know about your favorite matches in the comments! Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Andreas Seppi, Andy Murray, Billy Elliot, Brad Gilbert, Bring It On, Casey Affleck, David Ferrer, David Goffin, David Nalbandian, Frisky Dingo, Gilles Simon, Ivan Lendl, Janko Tipsarevic, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Joe Reid, Joffrey Baratheon, Juan Martin Del Potro, Juan Monaco, Judy Murray, Marat Safin, Marcel Granollers, Martha Plimpton, Nicolas Almagro, Novak Djokovic, Patrick McEnroe, Peggy Olson, Rafael Nadal, Richard Gasquet, Richie Tenenbaum, Roger Federer, Sarah D. Bunting, Sparky Polastri, Stanislas Wawrinka, Todd Martin, Tomas Berdych
Hello there, and welcome to the fourth edition of the ATP Hotness Rankings, in which Joe Reid, Sarah D. Bunting, and I rank the final sixteen men in each Grand Slam event based on, of course, our own personal assessment of their relative hotness. This year brought an interesting mix of stalwarts and newcomers to the Hotness Pantheon, and there were some surprising shake-ups to our sacred order. In fact, one panelist’s top choice didn’t make another’s Top Ten, leading one of us to throw his hands up and storm out of the room, yelling “I CAN’T WORK LIKE THIS!” But after I calmed down, I came back, averaged our results, and, after giggling for a while like a fool, here we are! (Previous editions here, here, and here.) Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Amazon, Brie Larson, iTunes, Lucy Liu, Mad Men, Michael C. Hall, Peter Fonda, The Trouble With Bliss, Vudu
1. The Trouble With Bliss, an indie comedy I produced starring Michael C. Hall, Lucy Liu, Brie Larson, and Peter Fonda, is out in theaters, on cable VOD, and on digital platforms such as iTunes and Amazon! Although the critics haven’t been overly kind, the film is performing well, the user ratings are great, and it’s currently in the Top 10 indie films on iTunes! Here’s some specific distribution info:
– The film premiered in New York City a week ago at the Village East Cinema, and performed well enough to be held over for a second week, through Thursday 4/5! Tickets are available here.
– It’s premiering in Los Angeles today, 3/30, at the Laemmle Music Hall 3 theater in Beverly Hills. Tickets are available here. I will be around the theater pretty much all weekend and would love to see you! Also, I’m participating in a filmmaker Q&A after the 7:30 show tonight and tomorrow. And tomorrow, my director and I will be joined by the film’s co-star Peter Fonda! Our weekend gross here is really important, so if you live in the area and can make it out, that’d be incredibly awesome.
– On Friday, April 6th, the film will open theatrically in the following markets:
Denver, CO (Denver Film Center/Colfax)
Phoenix, AZ (Harkins Valley Art)
Palm Springs, CA (Cinemas Palme D’Or)
San Diego, CA (Gaslamp 15)
– Thursday, April 12th
Miami, FL (O Cinema)
Salt Lake City/Ogden (Art House Cinema 502)
– Friday, April 20th
– Portland, OR (Hollywood Theatre)
There may be more cities added depending on how the film does. But as I said, if it’s not near you theatrically, it’s on cable VOD everywhere, plus iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, and other digital platforms. If you decide to check it out (or if you already have), I thank you very kindly for the support!
That’s it for now — I hope to have some new non-pimping content up soon!
Tags: Archer, Comic-Con, Lana Kane, Olivia Williams, Ray Gillette, Terriers
Hi there! I intended to get back to these much earlier, but the fact that the show is now available on Netflix Instant was the perfect reminder of how much I’ve missed these boys. So, right where we left off: Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Brendan Coyle, Dan Stevens, Downton Abbey, Elizabeth McGovern, Gosford Park, Hugh Bonneville, Joanne Froggatt, Julian Fellowes, Kate Winslet, Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, Penelope Wilton, Robert Altman, Siobhan Finneran
I mean, I’ve recently mentioned that Gosford Park is my favorite movie, so I’m not sure why no one had the decency to inform me that Julian Fellowes loosely derived Downton Abbey from that Altman film. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Alex Bogomolov Jr., Andy Murray, Benedict Cumberbatch, Bernard Tomic, Bruce Dern, Chris O'Dowd, David Ferrer, David Nalbandian, Feliciano Lopez, Gilles Simon, Glenn Frey, Janko Tipsarevic, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Joe Reid, Juan Martin Del Potro, Kei Nishikori, Lleyton Hewitt, Michael Llodra, Mikhail Kukushkin, Nicolas Almagro, Novak Djokovic, Philipp Kohlschreiber, Radek Stepanek, Rafael Nadal, Richard Gasquet, Roger Federer, Sarah D. Bunting, Shawn Hatosy, Tomas Berdych, Viktor Troicki
Tags: A Study In Scarlet, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Gatiss, Martin Freeman, Rupert Graves, Sherlock, Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure Of The Bruce-Partington Plans, The Five Orange Pips, The Office
I was the biggest Sherlock Holmes nerd as a kid; not only did I have two different tomes that claimed to be the character’s Complete Works, but my dad also bought the Books on Tape version to listen to during long drives, which I couldn’t get enough of despite the fact that the narration was so dusty it made more than one car’s tape deck choke in protest. Read the rest of this entry »