Monday, July 30, 2012

Google Nexus 7 (Review)

A look at Google's slickest tablet yet. Will it have an impact on Apple's iPad?


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Breaking Down Bad (Episode 2: Madrigal)

Aaron and Jeremy continue to break down each episode in the final season 5 of Breaking Bad. Episode 2:Madrigal involves talk about the new expanded Breaking Bad universe, the interesting emotion of the episode, our favorite lines, and lingering questions. We finish with another round of playing the percentages. Feel free to comment with anything we missed.


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises (Full Shoe the Doe Podcast Review)

Aaron, Denee'. and Jeremy break down Christopher Nolan's Trilogy Finale.


Monday, July 23, 2012

To Rome with Love (Movie Review)

Woody Allen has been making movies for almost 50 years. He must be good at it by now, right?


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Momentures in Newsland (Thoughts on my first TV appearance)

I'm not ashamed to admit I still get nervous.  My heart races, I pace, and my pits take the opportunity to produce inordinate amounts of moisture (really armpits? I know you're trying to help and stuff, but I'll be okay without the shoulder crevice saline deluge, I promise.)  Really though, isn't it these moments of nerves and excitement that keep us moving, keep us alert, and remind us that life is still an adventure to be chased?

The latest adventure in my life happened this morning, and it's name is television.

Now, I've been on TV before.  One time I was at a Detroit Tiger's game and a camera passed by my section.  I was able to pause it later and point to the small orange blip knowing that those 12 pixels existed solely thanks to me.  If the camera had come closer I might have had a chance to be as cool as this guy (the key is to point then look) but I've never had my closeup.... until this morning.

This morning I wore make up.

This morning I used hair gel.

This morning I fretted about my shoes.

This morning, I was on TV.

Now I don't want to make a bigger deal over it than it really is.  At its simplest a local news network enjoyed my video movie reviews enough that they invited me in to chat about "The Dark Knight Rises" and to help their audience know if it was worth seeing .  The review was scheduled long before the horrible theater tragedy yesterday in Colorado, so my purpose was simply to be "Your Movie Friend" and talk about it as a film.  I did it as a guest interview, I have not been promised it will ever happen again, and I was at the very end of a weekend morning newscast.  It was a simple 3 minute back and forth about the movie with the wonderful Sara Forhetz and nothing more.... and yet for me it was more.

It was an momenture.

Yeah, I make up words. Sorry.  But sometimes the English language just has holes. Like for instance, why is there no gender specific word for cousin? Mom, Dad; Grandma, Grandpa; Aunt, Uncle; Brother, Sister; Nephew Niece; Cousin..... er.... Cousin? This is a mistake and mistakes must be corrected. How about Brosins and Sistins? Anyone?  Wait.  I may have gotten off course.... oh yeah... momentures.

A momenture is that moment an adventure appears to begin.  It's all the excitement and anticipation of the possible future packed into a singular dense ball of hope and joy then coated with a glaze of uncertainty. It's the first step.  It's the new beginning. It's the leap of faith.  And it's scary as all get out.

It was a momenture when I stepped on stage in middle school to sing a bit part in Fiddler on the Roof.

It was a momenture when I saw her across the campgrounds and decided to go say hi.

It was a momenture when I pushed the button, spoke into a microphone, and wondered who was listening to the radio at 3AM on a Sunday.

It was a momenture when she looked me in the eye and said our two would soon be three.

And it was a momenture this morning when I put on a lapel, sat in front of three HD cameras, and talked about a movie just hoping that the makeup had obscured the giant zit above my left eye.

But the thing about momentures is they are rare creatures.  We have to hunt them down, catch them, and then hold on to them for all they are worth. Can you locate the momentures in your life? Can you sense another one lingering nearby?  I'd encourage you not to be afraid to chase it, because sometimes it's the steps before the first step that make all the difference.

So if you're new here and saw me on KY3 this morning, thanks! Feel free to look around and find other reviews that might be of service to you.  The search box in the upper right can be extremely helpful if you are looking for a particular TV show or Movie.

If you've been a supporter of Your Movie Friend already, thanks for your prayers and encouragement.  Let's continue the adventure together!

And no matter what, if you enjoy the review, would you let KY3 know?  You can comment on the video itself (watch here), send an email, or share it with others on your social networks. And who knows, maybe they will invite me back for more!

Thanks so much for following me on this new adventure, and keep an eye out for where your next momenture might appear and go after it with all your heart....

...and hopefully less pit sweat.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Savages (Movie Review)

Oliver Stone can deliver action and suspense, but is it enough?


Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Newsroom (TV Review)

Aaron Sorkin's writing seems to bring out big reactions in people. I'm not immune.


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Breaking Down Bad (Episode 1: Live Free or Die)

Each week I'll chat with fellow "Breaking Bad" fan Jeremy Scott about our favorite moments in the show and all the lingering questions. This is the first episode of "Breaking Down Bad".

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Ice Age: Continental Drift (Movie Review)

So exactly how long was the ice age? Apparently at least 4 movies.


Monday, July 16, 2012

People Like Us (Movie Review)

"People like Us" may be hiding under your radar this summer, but there are some things that just arent meant to stay hidden.


Friday, July 13, 2012

Katy Perry: Part of Me (Movie Review)

What happened behind the scenes of Katy Perry's latest world tour, and do we care?


Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Amazing Spiderman (Full Podcast Review, Shoe the Doe)

Denee' Hughes and Aaron Dicer are joined by Jeremy Scott to break down the Spiderman reboot and the mysterious force that is Andrew Garfield's hair. More fun at!


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Dexter (TV Review)

You voted Dexter as one of the shows I needed to most catch up on. After slicing through 6 full seasons what did I find?


Monday, July 9, 2012

The Amazing Spiderman (Movie Review)

We trade Tobey for Andrew, and Sam Raimi for Marc Webb. Is it a fair trade?


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Moonrise Kingdom (Movie Review)

Wes Anderson certainly has a distinct way of telling stories. It's on full display in "Moonrise Kingdom" but does it work?


Monday, July 2, 2012

Ted (Movie Review)

Seth McFarlane and Mark Wahlberg look to bring a few laughs to the theater, but does "Ted" actually have a heart or is it full of stuffing.