Category Archives: White Noise

‘Sex is real:’ J.K. Rowling’s descent into hatred and the studio left in the lurch

All is not well. Over the past several years, J.K. Rowling, author of the widely beloved “Harry Potter” franchise that invented a literary genre and defined the childhood of a generation, has decided to spend her time, artistic ability and … Continue reading

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The long, strange walk down the hall from ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’ to Michael Bay’s ‘Ambulance’

On Feb. 14, 2020, Paramount Pictures dumped Sonic the Hedgehog into theaters, a movie-product it handled for Sega, the video game company that developed Sonic in the early ‘90s. After an elongated marketing campaign highlighted by the character’s horrifying initial … Continue reading

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On slapping Chris Rock in the face

The highlight of the 94th Academy Awards ceremony last night had nothing to do with any award. As he was presenting the award for Best Documentary Feature, Chris Rock singled out Jada Pinkett Smith’s haircut and said he was looking … Continue reading

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Performance anxiety and real-world rage of Bo Burnham’s ‘Inside’

Perusing year-end Netflix originals, I get a nagging, grim itch to revisit “Inside,” the comedy special that released to rapturous praise last May. I’d started some fights about it around the time of its release because I found it to … Continue reading

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‘Moonfall’ is a feature-length Q drop, merchandise included

1/10 If the frequent Qanon-related kidnappings and other stupid acts of violence are suddenly all being committed in the all-new Lexus NX, the only vehicle rugged and agile enough to get you through the coming storm, Moonfall will definitely be … Continue reading

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