Category Archives: White Noise

Brief notes on ‘DC League of Super-pets’

There’s no more palpable bromance in Hollywood right now than the one between Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart. Their electricity is palpable and joyous, and the Jumanji co-stars seem to have endeavored to work together more as time has gone … Continue reading

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Cronenberg of the past, ‘Crimes of the Future’

In 2022, after more than a century of pumping carbon into the atmosphere at an industrial scale, the environment has fully turned against us. We’re still recovering from a new plague, wildfires have become an annual fact of life in … Continue reading

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‘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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