I think Alamo said they were showing the film for free, so I don't think it would matter, legally, unless Paramount was being petty and saying the theaters would profit off the film at the concessions. But yeah, I hope it was a legal thing and not a wimp-out thing. » 12/18/14 4:39pm Thursday 4:39pm

I've enjoyed the first season of 'Serial' and look forward to the next season, but I've never thought of it as a murder mystery. Going in, I didn't expect a grand reveal in the final episode, a moment where Koenig assembles all the interviewed individuals in a tasteful British country estate parlor, pulls out a pipe… » 12/17/14 10:18pm Wednesday 10:18pm

I did the exact same thing, actually, right down to the marching straight to the sleeping parents' bedroom to announce, 'Good morning, Tooth Fairies!' Only may parents weren't aghast. They were terrified because I'd ripped them from sleep, and confused about what I was on about. » 12/16/14 7:16pm Tuesday 7:16pm

Is it too big a leap for me to take to infer that Hefner knew, or suspected, what was (allegedly) going on, and knew Cosby's MO? If so, these police inquiries will go no where, I'm afraid. There are too many Playboy Grotto visitors who have a vested interest in squelching the story. Perhaps if just Cosby were… » 12/16/14 12:52am Tuesday 12:52am

I'm a gay white Southern male, so liking the film is almost compulsory. I hadn't seen it in 20 years, so it was a dreadful experience when I rewatched it as an adult—things my gayby brain didn't notice became painfully obvious as an adult. However, I can't outright dislike the film because from a technical point of… » 12/15/14 6:21pm Monday 6:21pm

I read a fairly lengthy account of the filming of this, and cried as I got to the story behind this speech. Hepburn and Tracy had a remarkable and complicated—but loving—relationship, and it must've been hell for Hepburn to film this closing scene. Also, apparently, Tracy was in such a bad way there were two shooting… » 12/15/14 5:40pm Monday 5:40pm