At his best, King's a nearly unparalleled master of the contemporary pop genre novel; at worst, an intolerably prolix hack. As an actor, he's too maladroit to execute a cameo competently, which he's proven … more
kfontenot posted a Quick Tip about Prince.
August 17, 2011
To tell the truth, I'm on the fence with this guy. On the one hand, he's marvelously gifted as both an actor and a director. On the other hand, he tries way too hard to be an indie critical darling. His … more
His body of work isn't the greatest, but he's very talented. My bonus tip of the day is if you see Billy Bob Thornton's name on a comedy about a scoundrel, go see it because Thornton is so devilishly … more
As George Costanza described him when he was in a bad mood, "funny guy!" But Seinfeld has nothing different or unique to contribute to the American comedy circuit. His humor is standard observational … more
BaronSamedi3 posted a Quick Tip about Dennis Lehane.
July 08, 2011
THE best mystery author working today, bar none. I love the fact that his Kenzie/Gennaro series is so gritty, and free of the romanticism that so often goes with private investigation - think of Sam Spade, … more
I'm lukewarm when it comes to DiCaprio. In almost every film I've watched him in, I haven't enjoyed his performance. However, there are a few gems out there in which he really shines. "What's Eating Gilbert … more
One of the great authors of all time, likely the greatest from America. His novels are classics, and his short stories are brilliant and devilishly clever works of satire which still prove to be relevant … more
One of the great authors of soft sci-fi. He put a lot of obvious scientific research into his work and told stories which were compelling and suspenseful and frequently questioned what the potential downsides … more
BaronSamedi3 posted a Quick Tip about J.K. Rowling.
June 22, 2011
Not the most talented writer in terms of pure literacy, but she knows how to weave a complex and imaginative story. When you're an author, that's what counts most if you're not trying to impress academic … more
BaronSamedi3 posted a Quick Tip about Stephen King.
June 20, 2011
Stephen King can really turn phrases, and many of his plot ideas are pretty original. But he keeps writing a lot of cliche characters: Alcoholics, bad parents, abused high school students, and others … more
To be perfectly fair, it's tough to try to imagine the real life of a real celebrity. We have to try to put ourselves in their shoes, imagining the pressure of living up to a lead billing, constant autograph … more
Count_Orlok_22 posted a Quick Tip about Dave McKean.
June 09, 2011
My favorite director, I don't give a shit what my film school contemporaries think. His movies generally aren't known for depth, but he's capable of giving depth, as he proved with Munich. Spielberg directs … more
Sharrie posted a Quick Tip about Jackie Chan.
May 01, 2011
Very professional and one of the actor who is most true to his profession. Amazingly easy going and yet serious in his work. Highly regarded in the Chinese community and even more so in the eyes of the … more