Reviews of things I’ve watched


Sammy Scott’s

I don’t think I’ve ever written a restaurant review before, but since I’m waiting for Dobbs to change the oil...

June 23, 2010

The Lost Room

I just watched Sci-Fi Channel’s miniseries The Lost Room for the second time, and I have to say that it...

June 22, 2010

Disappointed With LOST

I was disappointed with the Lost finale. There, I said it. It wasn’t very good. Actually, it was good —...

June 8, 2010


Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl make a pretty good team in the new romantic comedy Killers (whose plot seems strikingly...

June 7, 2010


I’m going to go out on a limb here and predict that Avatar will soon be the biggest-grossing movie of...

January 3, 2010

Great Holiday Theater

I’ve been lucky enough to take in a couple of great Christmas-time shows this season and I wanted to pass...

December 22, 2009

An Inconvenient Purpose

A few years ago some folks started asking the question, What Would Jesus Drive? I’m not sure how seriously the...

November 15, 2009

The Hangover

I don’t go to the movies much (there are three reasons for this), and even when I do, I rarely...

June 28, 2009

Lost Without LOST

It’s only been a week since the season finale of my favorite show LOST, but I’m already having withdrawals. Season...

June 5, 2008

Indiana Jones 4

A while back, I wrote about how movie franchises rarely make it to the fourth installment, and that there’s a...

May 23, 2008


There certainly was a lot of hype surrounding this film, and J.J. Abrams has a lot riding on it since...

January 18, 2008


I’ve never been a fan of The Wizard of Oz but Wicked is not only a clever re-imagination of the...

December 23, 2007

Live Free or Die Hard

Few movie franchises make it to the fourth installment, and there’s a reason for that. By the fourth one they’ve...

June 29, 2007

Knocked Up

My expectations for this one might have been higher than usual since I thought The 40-Year-Old Virgin was so good....

June 1, 2007

Spiderman 3

It’s probably been terribly over-hyped, although it’s still a good movie. I would say that some of the CG fight...

May 4, 2007

Ghost Rider

It didn’t suck. I had set my expectations pretty low (as I do with all comic book-based movies), and it...

February 16, 2007

Epic Movie

Never has so much been spent on so little to entertain so few. The budget for this film was certainly...

January 28, 2007

The Good Shepherd

The acting is superb, and DeNiro’s direction is spot on, but don’t go see this movie if you are in...

January 7, 2007

Casino Royale

So Daniel Craig’s not as bad as everyone said he was going to be. I’m by no means a fan...

December 17, 2006


If you’re a Monty Python fan, you simply cannot miss Spamalot (currently playing a month-long engagement at the Fabulous Fox)....

November 11, 2006

Kathy Griffin is Hilarious

We saw Kathy Griffin tonight at the new Touhill Performing Arts Center at UMSL, and she was her usual hilarious...

November 6, 2006