For those of you without enough Tynes in your life, my mother–a frequent poster here–has started her own blog. The first installment geek-checks LOTR and Harry Potter, so it’ll be like you never left mine. She’s a freelance computer programmer–RPG! Cobol! Other languages no one in my demographic group has ever learned!–in Memphis, Tennessee.


Today is write-my-column-for-Tablet day. The next issue’s theme is “Smut,” and so per my editor’s request all four of my films this time will be smutty in some fashion. It’s due tonight and I haven’t got a clue, so it’s off to the video store.