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Josh Lasser is a freelance entertainment reporter/critic. His work has appeared in print, online, and perhaps one day in book form.

  • Spielberg’s Last Great Film

    Steven Spielberg has had an amazing career as a director, he has made a string of hit movies and has unquestionably changed filmmaking (for better or for worse, I won’t argue which). But, do you realize that his last truly… Read More ›

  • Numbing the Pain

    In my search to find some way to spend my evenings, last night I watched SciFi Channel’s Painkiller Jane, a repeat of one of their Saturday night made-fors. These “B-movies” that SciFi makes have virtually become a genre unto themselves…. Read More ›

  • Rescue Me Needs Some Rescuing

    I won’t lie, I’m easily disappointed. I’ll still be disappointed and watch a TV program, but it’s the disappointment that lowers my rating from rave to raving mad. Last night’s Rescue Me season finale falls somewhere in between, maybe “good,… Read More ›

  • The End of the Summer Season & Entourage

    Forget the summer as being the slow television season, that’s simply not true, there are tons of great (and not-so-great) summer series to watch, from Eureka to Rescue Me to The 4400 to Hell’s Kitchen & Treasure Hunters to Entourage,… Read More ›

  • The Emmys

    I can’t imagine what I could possibly add to the coverage of last night’s Emmy Awards, which much to my chagrin I did in fact watch. I say “much to my chagrin” because I typically don’t enjoy watching award shows,… Read More ›

  • Upside’s Downside

    Don’t agree with the below, that’s just fine, but I’m sticking to it. Yesterday I sat down to watch The Upside of Anger. Initially it seemed like a well-made movie, with interesting characters and a relatable plot and something that… Read More ›

  • Veronica Mars

    That Veronica Mars, she sure is a little spit-fire, and the shows not half-bad either. From an intriguing over-arching mystery to single-episode contained story-arcs I’ve had a great summer watching it (a show that until June I hadn’t seen a… Read More ›