Blu-ray review: “Grosse Point Blank” and “High Fidelity”

I’m sure I’m going to be in the minority on this one.  After re-watching Grosse Pointe Blank and High Fidelity, two of John Cusack’s most acclaimed films (available for the first time on Blu-ray -both remastered), I prefer Cusack’s Grosse Pointe ...

Blu-ray Review: “The Big Year”

The marketing for The Big Year was deceiving. With images of the film’s leads, Jack Black, Steve Martin and Owen Wilson, staring in different directions with binoculars, or looking surprised for the camera, you’d think this was a slapstick comedy about ...

Numberscruncher: Mass, Class, and the Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks are one of the great sports turnaround stories. Yeah, they won the Stanley Cup, and we’re all happy about that here in Chicago, but the big story is how the team went from almost no fan ...

You Again?: Meat Loaf, “Hang Cool Teddy Bear”

Here’s everything you need to know about the record business in 2010: It contains a not-inconsiderable number of people who thought you needed to hear a Meat Loaf concept album about the visions of a dying soldier who is seeing glimpses ...

CHART ATTACK!: 11/24/84

Hey everybody!  Just think: one week from now, you’ll probably be feeling full and somewhat nauseous from all the food you’ve ingested.  I say, why wait a week?  Get that nauseous feeling right now as we tackle the Billboard Top 10 ...