It's a mildly fun fact that the original gimmick of the Smurfs -- created by Belgian cartoonist Peyo way back in the '50s -- was the "Smurf language", in which the small blue characters substitute that word for whatever verb, noun or adjective, depending on context. But it didn't really catch ... More >>
To Hop's credit, the blend of live action and CGI rodents is considerably less creepy than it was in 2007's incredibly unsettling Alvin and the Chipmunks, one of the worst, most cynical computer-generated turds ever crapped out by Hollywood. In fact, the little rabbit guy in Hop is actually k ... More >>
Bree DaviesThe Aspen Grove Santa is a wandering one. Luckily, he's trailed by gaggle of carolers -- dressed like real-life, Disney-like Dickens characters, no less -- so he's easy to track down along the sidewalks of the outdoor shopping and "LifeStyle Center." I found him taking a break on a ... More >>
Welcome to Poptimystic, our latest feature where we lead you on a leisurely stroll through the world where pop music actually means popular. This week, hometown goofboys 3OH!3 make a return to the top of the Hot 100, and early returns have Vampire Weekend besting all comers. Huh? The 3OH!3 ... More >>
Dethklok (Aaron Thackeray)Dethklok, Mastodon, Converge and High on Fire Saturday, October 10, 2009 Fillmore Auditorium Better than: Seeing the Archies, Alvin and the Chipmunks or any other cartoon rock band "There sure are a lot of nerds here for a heavy metal show," said a friend while overlook ... More >>
Low Fat Granola with Raisins Kellogg's Rating: Two-and-a-half spoons out of four Cereal description: What isn't in this stuff? There's whole oats and whole grain wheat, some of it fused together in random wads, like meteorites collecting fragments during the trip through space, other ... More >>
Cloverfield is a big, dumb monster movie about nothing.
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