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Deleted Scene: The Infiltration Unit

Deleted Scene: The Infiltration Unit

T-1000 molten

The “mimetic pollyalloy” T-1000 in its transitional state.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day originally had a sunlit coda set on the National Mall in the no-longer-grim future of 2029 with Linda Hamilton in unconvincing old age makeup. Director James Cameron was right to cut it.

My essay about the movie’s villain that ran on The Dissolvelast week originally had a rambling 500-word introduction. My…

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I reviewed a movie “that attempts to do for cunnilingus what Jaws did for ocean swimming.”

If a giant, irradiated lizard can be the star of a long-running franchise, why not a flesh-eating virus?

I reviewed a movie “that attempts to do for cunnilingus what Jaws did for ocean swimming.”

If a giant, irradiated lizard can be the star of a long-running franchise, why not a flesh-eating virus?

Psychiatric Help $0.05: Lucy, reviewed.

My NPR review of Luc Besson’s wiggedy-wack but truly, madly, deeply watchable Lucy.

Psychiatric Help $0.05: Lucy, reviewed.

My NPR review of Luc Besson’s wiggedy-wack but truly, madly, deeply watchable Lucy.

The Infiltration Unit: Terminator 2‘s Brilliant Game of Good ‘Bot, Bad Cop

I’ve very proud to have contributed the concluding essay of The Dissolve’s Movie of the Week coverage of…

The Infiltration Unit: Terminator 2‘s Brilliant Game of Good ‘Bot, Bad Cop

I’ve very proud to have contributed the concluding essay of The Dissolve’s Movie of the Week coverage of…

You Can Castle-Keep It: Ironclad: Battle for Blood, reviewed.

Look, I’m not sorry for likening Predator to The Seven Samurai in my Dissolve review of 

You Can Castle-Keep It: Ironclad: Battle for Blood, reviewed.

Look, I’m not sorry for likening Predator to The Seven Samurai in my Dissolve review of 

For When You Really Need Some Trim.

For When You Really Need Some Trim.

On the FringeCasting Couch with Live Action Theatre

On the FringeCasting Couch with Live Action Theatre

And this episode of The FringeCasting Couch was recorded last Tuesday afternoon, during a brief interval between a depressing visit to my doctor’s office and the two fitness classes I had to teach that evening; one boxing and one boot camp. This were necessarily verbal-instruction-only editions of said classes for me; doctor’s orders. Nothing feels worse.

Anyway, I’m a big fan of Live Action…

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On The FringeCasting Couch with Twanna A. Hines

On The FringeCasting Couch with Twanna A. Hines

For the fifth consecutive year, I’m running the Washington City Paper’s coverage of the Capital Fringe Festival here in DC, manifest mainly through a blog previously known as Fringe & Purge that we decided this year to rename Fringeworthy. In 2012, I started the Fringe & PurgeCast to accompany that blog; its rebranding this summer forced me to rethink the podcast’s name, too. The Fringe &…

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Sex Tape Is the Funniest Move About Sex Under the Corrupting Influence of Marriage Since Eyes Wide Shut

Here’s my Village Voice review of Sex Tape, a defiantly R-rated farce starring Cameron Diaz and 

Sex Tape Is the Funniest Move About Sex Under the Corrupting Influence of Marriage Since Eyes Wide Shut

Here’s my Village Voice review of Sex Tape, a defiantly R-rated farce starring Cameron Diaz and 

Quizzed on Pop Culture Happy Hour’s 200th episode, live!

This was my enviable view for most of Pop Culture Happy Hour’s special 200th episode live show at NPR headquarters last month.

Quizzed on Pop Culture Happy Hour’s 200th episode, live!

This was my enviable view for most of Pop Culture Happy Hour’s special 200th episode live show at NPR headquarters last month.