The Act Of Killing

Dollars For Skolars

You know all this entrepreneurial overachiever stuff and top-notch employee stuff is all well and good, but as the learned elder Arnie Tanner put it once, the problem with working full-time is it ruins your whole day. In the olden days the rich people used to be patrons of the arts, and some of that stuff was pretty good. So don't be afraid to sign up for a one of those donation thingies up to the $14,000 limit on gifts imposed by the IRS, and maybe I can churn out something all artistic and shit with it.

You got money, right?!

Lemme get some.


Dollars for Skolars

Tom Cruise is McQuarrie's Jack Reacharound

Tom Cruise's cinematic love letter to himself starts off slickly but quickly spirals wildly into epic ridiculousness.


Jive'll Getya Tenure

Why does Jeremy Kagan have tenure?!

Can the man who directed Big Man On Campus (5.9 of 10!) teach anyone anything important about directing?

Why does Georgia T.  Jeffries, B.A. have tenure?  Cagney and Lacey?!

A diligent search for answers to such troubling questions leads to the following USC page:

Which leads one to this charming work of comedic fiction:

Which contains this remarkable gem:

A candidate for tenure is expected to have produced significant and original scholarly contributions. 

Now it's no surprise that the true scholarly types are often sad and lonely and like to hang out with the happening hollywood types to bask in their reflected glory, but USC's preposterous misuse of tenure is the kind of sell-out that threatens to give prostitution a bad name.

There are ample rewards for professional achievement in the moving picture business; giving tenure out like award-show trinkets to academic pretenders is the institutionalization of idiocy. On the bright side, USC SCA excels at it.

The Wolf of Wall Street: Humps For Chumps


Despite its epic length, this a tawdry little film, just another tedious offering in the predictable fashionable style of Hollywood filmmaking these days: porn with no balls.