Popdose Rewind: Soundtrack Saturday: “Bull Durham”

“I see great things in baseball. It’s our game — the American game. It will take our people out-of-doors, fill them with oxygen, give them a larger physical stoicism. Tend to relieve us from being a nervous, dyspeptic set. Repair these losses, ...

Basement Songs: “Dead Man Walking”

The execution of Troy Davis was cause for me to revisit Dead Man Walking, the 1995 drama written and directed by Tim Robbins. Adapted from Sister Helen Prejean’s book of the same name, the film stars Susan Sarandon and Sean ...

The Three Strike Rule: “Rescue Me”

With the anniversary of 9/11 just days away, Rescue Me, the Denis Leary series he co-created with Peter Tolan, airs its final episode tonight on FX. Born out of the ashes of the fallen twin towers, ...

Filminism: Female Friendships

If you are a woman, the relationship you have with your best girlfriends is special. It’s different than any you have with your parents, siblings, romantic partners or even other friends. Your best girlfriend almost always knows you better than anyone else. ...

DVD Review: An “Owl” and a “Peacock”

Birds of a feather flock together this week, as I pull from the stacks two recent releases that a) have our feathered friends in their titles, b) are psychological thrillers, and c) went straight to DVD. (For reasons that soon become obvious.)

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Film Review: “Jennifer’s Body”

To Hollywood’s credit, there’ve been a lot of female-focused thriller/horror films coming out lately. It’s almost as if production studios in La-La Land have suddenly realized there’s a feminine demographic they could cater to/exploit. Unfortunately for the ladies, studios still think that ...