Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

20 Mar 2010, 14:20 p.m.

Cheering Things

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2010 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Indeed The Rotten Tomatoes Show cheered me. Ellen Fox and Brett Erlich have great lines, great editing, and great delivery. They and the community reviewers point out screenplay cliches, muse bizarre casting coincidences, and get all nerdy about accuracy, as in Fox's roundup of rock-n-roll biopic accuracy:

Also, I cannot help but love when Fox moves her arms as she says "The Anticipatron!" or awkwardly rhymes "Weekend Peek...end." And I think Erlich has found his calling. Check out his informative and entertaining three-minute review of Tim Burton's career.

And They Might Be Giants' "My Brother The Ape" (from Here Comes Science) makes me sniffle the same way Dar Williams's "The Christians and the Pagans" does.