Discretion is real loser in rivalry

This one was ugly to the end. Maybe it’s for the best that this showing was relegated to cable in a timeslot that would keep anyone on the East Coast from watching. Those who did tune in probably flipped the channel before the conclusion. Experiencing Saturday’s USC-UCLA game was as much of a struggle as […]

Instead of new tricks, ‘Dogs’ plays dead

In comedy, the rule of three proposes that things become funnier if they occur three times. After two successive gags involving golf balls to the groin, one can only wonder if a third would have made any difference. Old Dogs, which opened Nov. 25, fails to learn any new tricks. The film centers upon Dan […]

‘Modern Warfare 2’ builds on strengths of original

As Voltaire once wrote: “It is a lamentable shame that to be a good patriot, one must become an enemy of the rest of mankind.” War is brutal. War is without boundaries. War is intense. Those are the ideas that Infinity Ward took to heart when it set about creating the sequel to its widely […]