TV on DVD: “Matt Houston: The First Season”

In the early ’80s you had rough and tumble men who investigated crimes and brought down the bad guys. And they did it proudly with the stache. Of course, we all immediately think of Tom Selleck and Magnum P.I. The popularity ...

Basement Songs: The Greg Kihn Band, “Jeopardy”

The first time I kissed a girl (other than a relative) was in the 7th grade at a birthday party. Mind you, this was innocent, spin the bottle kiss on the lips type kissing, no tongue involved (my parents just went ...

DVD Review: Uma Thurman Takes On “Motherhood”

Writer-director Katherine Dieckmann’s new indie film, Motherhood, has the look and feel of an extended episode of Sex in the City, if Carrie Bradshaw settled down in an old apartment overrun with books and toys and she wrote a parenting blog ...

Adventures Through the Mines of Mellow Gold 52

Welcome back, mellow miners! You know, being the wimpiest guy on Popdose is not an easy job, but I do it for you and wusses across the universe. And part of the job is exposing to you ...

Basement Songs: Kelly Clarkson, “Breakaway”

Sophie’s school held its annual father/daughter dance was last week, an event that we’ve attended for several years now. The two of us began our night with a pasta dinner at our favorite Italian restaurant; Sophie wore a pretty ...

TV on DVD: “FlashForward: Part One, Season One”

FlashForward began with a kick ass premise: On a regular day the entire world’s population simultaneously blacked out for 137 seconds. Those people who didn’t die in a car crash or when their bus took a dunk in a lake or ...

DVD Review: “Women in Trouble”

Women in Trouble is yet another L.A. ensemble movie in which various strangers intersect on one day and all lives are altered in some way. This film is unique in that all of the characters involved are women and ...

Basement Songs: Queen and David Bowie, “Under Pressure”

This year marks the fifth anniversary of my friend Matt’s death. He was my brother in every sense except for blood, and like siblings, we fought, had misunderstandings, hurt each other and went through periods in which we didn’t speak. ...

DVD Review: “A Serious Man”

“Everything I thought was one way turns out to be another.”

I don’t proclaim myself to be a huge fan of the work of Joel and Ethan Coen, the writer/director/producer brothers who’ve made some of the most critically claimed films in the ...

TV on DVD: “Life on Mars” (The Original BBC Series)

Last year, both seasons of the original BBC series, Life on Mars, were released in the U.S. to little press, despite the fact that the show is considered one of the finest of the last decade. Acorn Media has done a ...

Basement Songs: Reflections on a School Closing

Families lined up to wait fifteen minutes or more for spaghetti served from a large aluminum tin, salad and a choice of lemonade or iced tea. Outside, the California rain had finally let up, leaving only the tree limbs dripping ...