Friday movie roundup – Dec. 10

Nothing but a big pile of meh for you this weekend. (Yes, it’s still Friday as I post this. Let’s agree to that.)

The “the”-heavy sequel “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” (review at is just good enough to be considered good enough. But “The Tourist” (review at Cinematical) is a great deal less good. And “The Warrior’s Way” (review at, one of Hollywood’s Shameful Secrets from last week, is likewise lackluster.

At, “The Big Chill” is a Big Deal, and “Only the Strong” is only a Bad Movie.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, I filled in for my friend Dawn Taylor as sidekick and newsreader on Rick Emerson’s “Legion of News” on If you would like to hear me read and comment on important news stories of the day in a sarcastic fashion, you may listen to those episodes.

Finally, allow me to remind you of the existence of my page at, where you will find many of the songs that I have written and recorded, for your listening pleasure, for free.

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