We’ve all done it. We take turns being That Guy. Fans, pros, even Peter Weller.
We’re wrapping up Sherlock Holmes Month here at the Atomic Junk Shop, and since we started it with the fourth season of Sherlock, I thought it’d be appropriate to finish it with a look at an earlier attempt to create a Sherlock Holmes for the modern day: ZERO EFFECT.
Released 19 years ago on January 30th, 1998, ZERO EFFECT didn’t make much of a splash in theaters, but it developed a cult following on home video. Written and directed by Jake Kasdan, it stars Bill Pullman as quirky private investigator Daryl Zero and Ben Stiller as his beleaguered assistant, lawyer Steve Arlo.
This week, I’m going to talk about the Watson Problem. But to get there, I have to talk about Sherlock Holmes first. (That’s the trouble with these two. You can’t talk about one without also talking about the other.)
I’m getting a bit tired of Asshole Sherlock Holmes. We’ve had variations on him for 30-40 years now, and it’s getting a bit stale.
Miguel Ferrer died today. Let’s celebrate his cool career!
Happy New Year! 2016 may have dimmed a bit as several stars in movies and music steadily winked out (but will never be forgotten by those who cherish their memories). …
What would you do with two perfect hemispherical bowls about 12″ in diameter? Now, what would you do with them if you happened to already own a gorilla suit? Of course you know where this is going. Robot Monster!
For his column last week, Hatcher adapted a meme that’s been floating around lately where you list five unpopular opinions about popular culture. Here are some of my unpopular opinions about Batman, Star Wars, and Guardians of the Galaxy.