Armchair Mogul
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Archive for August 2010

The Boys are Back in Town!!

August 14, 2010

I have to admit, I didn’t see it coming. Stallone and his merry band of rifle-toting, grenade-tossing, knife-throwing, and oddly enough – poetry-spewing miscreants did what they set out to do… They took home the opening night gold! Thanks to a sick marketing campaign, buckets of elbow grease and one broken neck on the part […]

MAN DOWN!! The Fall of the Action Hero

August 11, 2010

I’ve been meaning to write this for a long time. But with Stallone’s testosterone-fueled mangasm The Expendables rocket launching its way into theatres this Friday, this seemed like the week to do it. So…when exactly did the masculinity disappear from the face of the movies? When you look at our movie heroes, there’s always been […]

DISSCUSSION POINT: F(ilm) THE PO-LICE! The Cop Show Invasion!

August 4, 2010

One of my ‘superpowers’ happens to be the uncanny ability to be annoyed by things that are overdone. Maybe that’s not as good as ‘flying’ or ‘reading minds’…and come to think of it, perhaps it’s more of a torturous pain in the butt than a superpower but… Aside from CSI, CSI: NY, CSI: Miami, NCIS, NCIS: Los […]

S.O.S. part two – THE BLANDS OF TIME

August 1, 2010

In this series, the Armchair discusses summer movies that failed to sizzle at the box office and examines why audiences chose to sit these turkeys out. We call it: And in this installment we sift through: To begin…No I didn’t see this movie! Of course not! And neither did you. But why didn’t you want to […]

Armchair Follow Up: Julia Roberts, LOL II – The Cackling!

August 1, 2010

A quick follow up to Armchair’s Julia Roberts, LOL article written in January. (If you haven’t read it yet, please check it out… ) Hey, guess what folks… just saw the commercial for Eat, Pray, Love on the boob tube. I think I’m on to something here… go to 00:38 in this TV spot…