Plays like a greatest hits of mob movies, but so what?
Drama Rod Lott
“Kill the Irishman" begins with a bang, figuratively and literally, with a kinda-fake-looking exploding car just like the one that went kablooey in the opening moments of Martin Scorsese's "Casino."
Not as great as Walken flying through a hotel, but still ...
Were you one of the 7.3 million viewers who broke a basic-cable record by tuning in to the sophomore-season premiere of “The Walking Dead”?
Yeah? How about that first half-hour, huh? Whoa! A series best, amiright? And zombies in church? Whaddup wit’ dat, huh? And that final shot, too! Wow! Hey, is it weird that even a dirt-streaked and sweat-stained Laurie Holden still sets my heart a-flutter? Agree — didn’t think so. Oh, and that stomach scene! Eewww! I know, right? Ha!
Regardless of whether or not that made any sense, feast your eyes on the trailer for “The Walken Dead,” brought to our attention by the good people of the Nerdist podcast. No, it’s not real. Yes, it’s funny. Yes, it could use more cowbell. —Rod Lott
Comedy Phil Bacharach
What’s there to say about Annie Hall? It’s an American classic,
arguably Woody Allen’s finest film and perhaps one of the best romantic
comedies of all time. The fact that it served as a turning point for
Allen from full-bore comedies to more ambitious (if just as funny) stuff
can make it easy to take for granted.