'Baby Driver': Things go fast with Baby on board

/ Aug 16, 2017

'Baby Driver': Things go fast with Baby on board

Banzai to fossil fuels! Lots of love to gas-guzzlers! That's the basic sentiment behind "Baby Driver," which is all screeching tires and revving engines, unfolding to what has got to be the coolest movie soundtrack of 2017. Directed by Edgar Wright ("Hot Fuzz," "Shaun of ...

Taking minimalism to the next level

Aug 13, 2017

Taking minimalism to the next level

Ever since the release of Marie Kondo's 2011 bible on the Japanese art of decluttering, much of the developed world has been somewhat fixated on tidying up. Kondo's "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" has been so influential over the past six years or so ...

Wonder Woman doesn't need the kawaii treatment

| Aug 3, 2017

Wonder Woman doesn't need the kawaii treatment

If they did it to Cutie Honey and Fujiko Mine, they can do it to Wonder Woman. I’m talking about the kawaii treatment, which works like a kiss of death to bad-ass super-heroines in Japanese pop culture. Like Wonder Woman, Cutie Honey and Fujiko were ...

Tom Cruise has 'Mummy' issues

/ Jul 26, 2017

Tom Cruise has 'Mummy' issues

'The Mummy" begins with one main premise: Tom Cruise still has it. It ends with a promise: Tom Cruise will always have it. Assuming you're on board with those statements, you'll have a blast. On its own, however, "The Mummy" is pretty weird. It's like ...

'Okja' reminds us of friendship and factory farming

/ Jul 19, 2017

'Okja' reminds us of friendship and factory farming

Bong Joon-ho's latest film, "Okja," received a four-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival in May, an about-face reaction from the loud boos heard at the beginning of the screening. Those were likely due to a technical failure that delayed the screening for ...