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Kristian Lin

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Considering Anna Faris

I spent Saturday watching Anna Faris host a pretty good episode of Saturday Night Live that she didn’t contribute much to. Coming on the...

“Footloose”: Actor by Actor

Chris Penn and Kevin Bacon, 1984 Miles Teller and Kenny Wormald, 2011 I wanted to compare and contrast the actors playing the same roles in each...

R.I.P., Steve Jobs

The news is sad but not entirely unexpected: Steve Jobs has died at the age of 56 after years of health issues and a...

Notes From the Modern Cinema Festival

Christopher Kelly's Modern Cinema: Great Movies You Haven't Heard of … Yet festival just concluded, and as usual, I found some of his picks...

“Taking Tiger Mountain” in Dallas

We don't usually concern ourselves with Dallas events here at Blotch, but this is worth checking out. Taking Tiger Mountain, a 1983 independent film...

Ron Washington Is in “Moneyball”!

I didn't have room in my review of Moneyball to include this tidbit, but the Rangers' current manager turns up as a character in...

DVD Review: “Meek’s Cutoff”

About halfway through Meek’s Cutoff, 19th-century Oregon settler Emily Tetherow (Michelle Williams) is gathering firewood. One of a small party traveling on the Oregon...

Considering Kenneth Branagh

Thor comes out on DVD today, and even though I liked the film when I reviewed it last May, I found it to be...

Eddie Murphy to Host Oscars

The news dropped this morning that Eddie Murphy will host next February's Academy Awards ceremony, and the entire Twitternetinterwebversethingy lit up. Great pick, says...

R.I.P., Salvatore Licitra

Sad news from the world of Italian opera, as tenor Salvatore Licitra passed away yesterday. The 43-year-old singer suffered a stroke last week while...