Freaks and Geeks

  • Film

    July 17, 2014
  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Six reasons I won't dance at your wedding

    The wedding invitations are coming in fast now, and although we typically don't enjoy sitting in a church and staring at comb-overs, there are two things provided at weddings we can all agree on: food and alcohol. I can live like the lord of the event center, alternating between sips of coffee and b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    The ten most awkward teens in pop culture

    Nerd. Geek. Dork. By whatever name, these poor, unfortunate souls with bad haircuts, unflattering clothes and few social graces are everywhere. Especially pop culture. Few films have captured the ideal of the awkward, disastrously uncool teen like Todd Solondz's Welcome to the Dollhouse, in the char ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    The 50 worst rap lyrics: The complete list

    We've finally arrived: The The best of the worst. The creme de la crap. The unholy of unholies. If you thought 50-11 were bad, you ain't seen nothin' yet. These are the lyrics that can turn a good album sour, and make a bad album laughable. Included are quotes from Eminem, Lil B, J. Cole, 2 Chainz, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    The 50 worst rap lyrics of all time: 40-31

    Okay, just when you thought it couldn't get any worse, and it does. Yesterday, I ran down some of the lamest lines, the worst rap lyrics from 50-41, and today we inch ever closer to the top of the bottom. Spoiler alert: Lil' Wayne makes the cut (again), as does Jay-Z (twice), as well as Eminem, Atmo ... More >>

  • News

    March 22, 2012

    The Columbine shootings continue to "inspire" Hollywood

    Thirteen years and a hundred school shootings later, why is Hollywood still obsessed with this one?

  • Film

    May 12, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Ten people who should host the 2012 Oscars

    At least they make decent movies.​Is it time to already begin thinking about next year's Academy Awards show? Well, if you're like most Americans -- and critics, the venerable Roger Ebert among them -- who watched last night's show, then the answer is "yes." The hipster hosts, 28-year-old An ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    Like Conan's Tonight, 10 TV shows that got screwed

    Word of an Arrested movie can't quell our depression.​Television, as Conan O'Brien will tell you, is a fickle business. They build you up, they use you up, they toss you aside. And sometimes the powers that be don't even wait to use you up -- they just decide that you're done, for reasons tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    Ten iPod-worthy original TV theme songs

    ​TV theme songs have gotten a little more hip in recent years -- from Cake lending "Short Skirt, Long Jacket" to Chuck to Lazlo Bane doing "I'm no Superman" for Scrubs, to any of the seasonal iterations of Tom Waits' "Way Down in the Hole" on The Wire. But there was a time -- it still happens ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    Funny Person: The Top Ten Judd Apatow Productions

    ​ Judd Apatow's third film as director, Funny People, opens today to lukewarm reviews (including the one you'll find in Westword, by LA Weekly's kick-ass film reviewer Scott Foundas). Like seemingly every other man my age, I'm a fan of Apatow's; the deft combination of dick jokes, self-loathi ... More >>

  • Film

    March 19, 2009
  • Film

    August 7, 2008
  • Film

    April 17, 2008

    Forgetting Sarah Marshall

    Jason Segel uses his balls to great effect in Forgetting Sarah Marshall.

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2008

    Q&A With Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig

    Right now, the most talked-about band on the rise among the nation's critical taste-makers is Vampire Weekend. But in Westword’s March 20 profile of the New York-based group, and in the following Q&A, lead singer/guitarist Ezra Koenig talks for himself. Koenig begins by sketching in details about ... More >>

  • Film

    December 27, 2007

    Revenge of the Nerds

    Judd Apatow's pretty good year.

  • Film

    December 13, 2007


    Teen pregnancy, hilarious and sweet, in the indie-licious Juno.

  • Film

    May 31, 2007

    Knocked Up

    Judd Apatow delivers another spot-on geek fantasy come true.

  • Music

    June 29, 2006

    Mike Andrews

    Thursday, June 29, Bluebird Theater, 1-866-468-7621.

  • Home Entertainment

    December 15, 2005
  • Film

    August 18, 2005

    Cherry on Top

    The 40-Year-Old Virgin gets a heart-on while telling wonderfully dirty jokes.

  • Film

    December 2, 2004

    Boy Meets Whirl

    A lost lad longs for life in I Am David.

  • Film

    July 8, 2004

    Good News

    Will Ferrell's Anchorman is dumb, and funny, as hell.

  • Film

    July 1, 2004

    Wrong Wayans

    Do the right thing: Avoid White Chicks in bad masks.

  • Film

    September 11, 2003

    Columbine Fallout

    Mature Home Room provides insight into the aftermath of school shootings.

  • Culture

    December 12, 2002

    End of the Road

    Trio is the network where great shows go to die, and so much more

  • Calendar

    October 17, 2002

    Reel Violence

    The Denver Film Festival looks at the effects of screen violence.

  • Film

    August 15, 2002

    How Good Can It Get?

    A Friend portrays a voracious cracker everywoman.

  • Film

    January 31, 2002

    Cheaters Never Win

    Even with Jason Schwartzman, Slackers swindles its audience.

  • Culture

    January 3, 2002

    Rescue 9/11

    This year, a handful of shows provided the healing power of laughter.

  • Film

    December 13, 2001

    American Why

    Not Another Teen Movie is just that, and it's the worst one ever.

  • Culture

    August 30, 2001

    Back to School

    Judd Apatow's Freaks and Geeks grow up, more or less, and move to a dorm.

  • Culture

    January 18, 2001

    Fade to Black

    Viewers for Quality Television disbands, because there is none left

  • Culture

    December 28, 2000

    Blow Up the Box

    TV managed to suck and blow in 2000, but still, we watched . . . and watched

  • Culture

    September 7, 2000

    School's Out

    When Fox-TV canceled American High, the network hit a new low.

  • Film

    July 20, 2000

    The Buddy System

    Old friends encounter the shock of the new in Chuck & Buck.

  • Culture

    May 11, 2000

    Dawn of the Dead

    Sci Fi's brilliant good vs. evil is a corpse in search of a burial.

  • Culture

    April 27, 2000

    Geek Love

    The men behind this season's best shows -- and biggest failures -- blame it all on Regis.