Monthly Archives: May 2010

Shia LaBeouf: We Botched Indiana Jones

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It’s rare for someone in Hollywood (or even in life) to own up to a mistake.  That’s why I find it somewhat refreshing to read Shia LaBeouf’s candid remarks at Cannes last week regarding the fourth Indiana Jones film.

Fans waited almost 20 years for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.  And in spite of a 77% fresh rating at Rotten Tomatoes at the time of this writing, it’s safe to say that a lot of fans and critics felt disappointed by the latest chapter in the franchise.

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American Idol – Why I Think It’s Failing

I am by no means a regular American Idol fan.  The last season I watched with any regularity was the first one.  And that’s just because it was on during the TV slow period of the summer.

This season, the ratings have been in free-fall.  It’s not unusual for ratings to decline.  But season 9 has seen a steep drop in the ratings for a show that was once a power house.

I’ve seen a lot of speculation that the ratings are in decline because Simon Cowell is leaving the show.  But this explanation doesn’t make sense to me.  I would expect more people to tune in to watch Cowell’s final season.

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Survivor: Who is the Greatest?

Last night was the season finale of the 20th season of Survivor.  As can be expected at any Survivor finale which includes Russel Hantz, there was a fair amount of discussion about who is the  Greatest Survivor Ever.

This got me to thinking, “What makes for a great Survivor?”

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