NOTE: There may be insignificant spoilers. RIP, Robert Culp You may have missed this. Or, like thousands of others, didn’t recognize the name from the obit. He’s been chiefly remembered recently for his friendship with Bill Cosby and their joint pioneering efforts to break racial barriers in network TV in the mid 1960s. They did [...]
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Human Target. How fun to have a new series to care about for all of its audaciousness, crisp dialogue, and likeable characters. Here’s Mark Valley, veteran action star, whose Keen Eddie was one of the great underappreciated summer replacement shows of network TV history, returning for a role made for him: brash, playful, heroic, equipped [...]
TOP MOVIES 2009 Fantastic Mr. Fox District 9 Avatar Sherlock Holmes (500) Days of Summer Up in the Air Inglorious Basterds Brothers Bloom Up Where the Wild Things Are (P.S. Henry Poole Is Here was on my must-see list last year but I only got to see this in January, 2009, and found it irresistible, [...]
Review of Schulz and Peanuts: A Biography by David Michaelis (Harper, 2007) I did not read Peanuts avidly when I was young—I’m not a Sunday or daily comics sort of guy. Partly because I never understood why it was called “Peanuts” in the first place. (This book answers that question, by the way.) But I [...]
A number of writers, readers, posters, and commenters have been organizing their 2007 Year in Reviews the past week. We thought we’d consolidate those here for a 2007 Year in Review through the eyes of those who have been a part of the Pseudobook Review.