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Rick Kisonak

Rick Kisonak is a film reviewer for Seven Days.
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    • When Stars Attack

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      I felt like sending Michael Richards a note. My heart went out to the guy." - Mel Gibson What is it about wanting for nothing…
    • Political Party Pooper

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      Was that a fun 24-hour television news cycle, or what? If Tuesday night's happiest news was simply that those ghastly campaign ads had run for…
    • Sketchy Details

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      The funny thing about "Saturday Night Live" - one of the few funny things about the show these days - is that it's exerting its…
    • Elimination Nation

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      Since the first "Survivor" contestant got voted off the island in the summer of 2000, the process of elimination has all but replaced plot as…
    • Star Treatment

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      Trend alert! Research laboratories, think tanks and Mary Hart have been working around the clock for decades searching for new ways to pamper celebrities, and…
    • Morning Sickness

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      I'm pretty sick of morning TV. The only thing I'm more sick of is that damn Taylor Hicks Ford commercial. The "American Idol" vet's spot…
    • Odditions

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      Oil isn't Americans' only addiction. The citizens of this great land are also hooked on "American Idol." No other television show comes close to exerting…
    • End Times

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      All good things must come to an end. So must all middling, thoroughly ghastly and entirely unwatchable things. And this is the time of year…
    • The Lying Game

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      Lately, watching the cable news, it's become increasingly clear to me that I'm a sap. Here I am working hard to earn an honest dollar,…
    • L. Ron Hubbub

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      You've got to hand it to Tom Cruise. Just when it seems he couldn't possibly make himself look any wackier, he pulls a world-class, over-the-top,…
    • Kodak Moments

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      Apparently no one informed Jon Stewart that the Oscars are a big deal and, once tapped to host the broadcast, you're supposed to take yourself…
    • Curious George

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      If it had been Wednesday instead of Tuesday night, I might have thought I'd tuned into an episode of "Lost." Has a State of the…
    • New Year's Revolution

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      The holiday season has long been notorious for spiking the suicide rate, and I strongly suspect the apocalyptic images flickering on TV screens as 2005…
    • The Weather Man

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      Since joining the Channel 5 news team in July 1990, Tom Messner has become something of a phenomenon. He is arguably the most popular person…
    • Staying Tuned

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      In the mid-'80s Michael Jackson committed a morally reprehensible act that violated time-honored values and resulted in a substantial payoff: He licensed a song from…
    • Snark Attack

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      For years I've been pitching the idea of a TV show that's a sort of anti-"Access Hollywood" -- a program that has the same kind…
    • Mourning Television

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      At this stage in its evolution, television is so corporate, so focus-grouped, so formatted and predictable that it effortlessly processes virtually any development on the…
    • Getting Along Famously

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      Andy Warhol said, famously, that in the future everyone would be famous for 15 minutes. This has proven to be an astonishingly prophetic bit of…
    • The Interviewer Talks Back

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      Fran Stoddard does something for a living that nobody else around here gets to do. Lots of people talk politics on TV. She talks about…
    • A Season in Hell

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      And springtime brought me the frightful laugh of an idiot. -- Arthur Rimbaud Reality, so to speak, has begun to set in: "Lost" left millions…
    • Basket Case

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      Click through any random selection of news, talk or entertainment programs these days, and you're guaranteed to be updated on the latest zaniness in the…
    • All About Eva
    • All About Eva

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      Producing, writing, editing and hosting a local cable television program can be a thankless, all-consuming enterprise. I know because I've done it: My half-hour…
    • Breathing Lessons

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      Decades of watching TV with an analytical eye can make you cynical. I know because it happened to me. This realization was driven home recently…
    • New Year's Peeve

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      I have seen the future. And it lip-synchs. As anyone who spent New Year's Eve with a glass of bubbly in one hand and a…

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