All the positive reviews of Guillermo Del Toro's "Hellboy II: The Golden Army" mention the intricately detailed settings, the beautiful production design, the fantastic monsters, the exciting action and Del Toro's unique artistic style.
But no one mentioned how hilarious it is.
I loved "Hellboy II," and I laughed all the way through it.
Me, my roommate, and a case of Busch Light happened upon "American Pie" on cable last week, and we had a lot of fun playing "Where Are They Now?" while watching it. Nine years ago (yes, "American Pie" is already nine years old), no one would have guessed that Tara Reid's career and beauty would both be long behind her, or that Alyson Hannigan would turn out to be drop-dead gorgeous, or that Chris Klein would be an even bigger joke than Keanu Reeves.
Amid all the future "stars" in that cast, there was one guy whose fate we had no knowledge of: Thomas Ian Nicholas.
Senate President Emil Jones Jr., a Chicago Democrat, has often quipped that the state should tax the media to balance the budget.
Now he's got a new tax plan.
"We're going to put a tax on the mayor," Jones told reporters as he walked past the pressbox in the Illinois Senate.
This was after Jones said the city of Chicago should have to send money to Springfield to help pay for the rest of the state, a reference (I think) to the city complaining about having to pay millions for a state gambling license under the expansion plan Jones wants.
Sorry, Miss Aniston, but I like talking about my flair.
I am addicted to flair.
Long after the last front page is sent on Sunday night, long after I've sent the interns home, long after the Sports department has put the West Coast scores on their pages ... I'm at my computer, looking for more flair.
Here's the news release from the Green Party that just arrived ...
Green Party's Rich Whitney to Unveil "Don't Blame Me…" Bumper Sticker
Rich Whitney, 2006 Green Party candidate for governor, will unveil a new bumper sticker that reads "Don't Blame Me, I Voted Whitney for Governor". The bumper stickers, available for $2 apiece, will go on sale July 10, 9 p.m., at a reception hosted by Whitney during the 2008 Green Party National Convention at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, Ill. Revenue from sales of the bumper sticker will benefit the Whitney for Governor campaign committee, as well as 2008 Illinois Green Party candidates.