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Outfoxed - this is the film Michael Moore should have made. Easily hangs the Fox News Network by its own petard, and doesn't have the hit-you-over-the-head-until-you-get-a-bad-nosebleed feeling that Mr. Moore's work has. In fact, they even have a blog of their own. Given that the president's losing his popularity, it's important to watch now more than ever. Highly recommended.
WE3 - You know, only Grant Morrison could combine way-out science fiction, realistic gore, and some total heartwarming moments. This is an excellent collection - you gotta have this on your bookshelf, dude. Highly recommended.
The Jack Paar Collection - As Roger pointed out, Jack Paar shared many qualities with Johnny Carson...but is a relatively unknown figure. This three-disc set gives a taste of what Mr. Paar pioneered - using television as a way of relating to other people. (Saying he invented "talk shows" only gives a small picture). However, given the quality of the source material, my suggestion is to rent through Netflix - it might not be to everyone's tastes.
Ultra: Seven Days - If I had a girlfriend, I might feel more guilty about enjoying this book. It's not just that it features women - it's an intelligent, sharp look at celebrity, relationships, and other matters through the filter of superheroes. It's enough to make me begin buying the series. Definitely recommended.
One Night At McCool's - Although it's a pleasant enough film, this movie exists for only two purposes:
- To objectify Liv Tyler, and put her in provocative poses; and
- To show this person get seriously injured - twice - in the same movie.
And until next time, readers, always remember....