Search Results: "Joe Queenan"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 2, 2000

CONFESSIONS OF A CINEPLEX HECKLERCelluloid Tirades and EscapadesQueenan, Joe Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 2003

"A fan's overstated memoir and undeniably funny, if as protracted as regular season extra innings."
Attention, sports fans! You are slightly demented. Seeking help in the latest from droll journalist Queenan (Balsamic Dreams, 2001, etc.) will simply exacerbate the nuttiness. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 8, 1996

"Along with Final Cut and The Devil's Candy, one of cinema's great cautionary tales. (First serial to Esquire)"
Despite the lame, misleading title, a wry, even occasionally useful, real-life satire on low-low-budget moviemaking. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 3, 1994

"Queenan has an audience from his sneerpieces in entertainment magazines, so this may do well with the video generation."
Amusing bluster about stars and movie themes by wiseacre Queenan (Imperial Caddy, 1992), a regular contributor to Rolling Stone, Movieline, etc. States Queenan: ``As readers familiar with my work know, I make my living by watching unspeakably foul, hopelessly incomprehensible movies, and then issuing belated, useless warnings to the viewing public, telling them not to go to movies they have already gone to see...I really don't have anything better to do with my time than to sit at home wasting a whole day watching Once Upon a Time in America (227 m.) and Heaven's Gate (219 m.).'' Not everyone will agree with Queenan's dismissal of the bulk of Woody Allen's work in favor of a handful of his comedies, or his twitting of Meryl Streep as a ``monotonously talented humanoid.'' Sometimes he strikes a semi-serious note, as in his piece on Martin Scorcese (``The Lonely Raging Bull''), a director who makes movies about movies but is nonetheless brutal and disturbing, ``never stupid, condescending, or trendy....'' Perhaps Queenan's most wicked piece- -again at Woody Allen's expense—is his Home Nymphet Video Collection of movies Allen should have seen rather than studying Bergman's The Seventh Seal so assiduously, all of them about the corruption of childwomen by much older men: Lolita, Baby Doll, Pretty Baby, Georgy Girl, etc., flicks in which the man invariably gets his comeuppance, or worse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"You don't have to be a treehugger, though, to feel that acres of virgin forest could have been saved if many flat, overlong jokes here had been axed. (Radio satellite tour; author tour)"
A spotty, curmudgeonly, generally funny satire of the virtues of political correctness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 2001

"A scathing dissection of the lamest generation in all their latte-loving vainglory."
A sardonic, often laugh-out-loud puncturing of Baby Boomer pretensions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLOSING TIME by Joe Queenan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 20, 2009

"Close to home and heart, this portrait of the artist shows Queenan at the top of his form—his best yet."
The waggish blue-collar Philly scribe (Queenan Country: A Reluctant Anglophile's Pilgrimage to the Mother Country, 2004, etc.) ornaments his tough-childhood memoir with the sort of fancy writing natural to authors of Hibernian extraction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 4, 1998

"Readers familiar with Queenan's labored oeuvre will understand this feeling all too well. (Author tour)"
A slim, one-joke stab at pop-cult criticism from journeyman humorist Queenan (The Unkindest Cut, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 8, 1992

"A clever piece of reportage that, as a sane and funny snapshot of America and its wacky politics, should, by all rights, survive long after November."
Journalist Queenan (Time, Spy, GQ, etc.) brings a fine, sardonic sarcasm to the media's feeding frenzy over the hapless Hoosier who's so near the Oval Office. Read full book review >

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ONE FOR THE BOOKS by Joe Queenan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 29, 2012

"An amusing homage to reading that contains something to offend even (especially?) the most ardent book lover."
A journalist shares his obsession with books, swinging his machete through the fields of literature. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 2004

"With a comic crumpet, Queenan leaves his love in Albion. It's a bit of alright, Percival."
Prolific social critic Queenan (True Believers, 2003, etc.) considers Queen (but not much) and country (more, from Glasgow to Penzance) and delivers the age-old I-kid-because-I-love-you hustle. Read full book review >

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MODERN MYTHOLOGY WITH JOE TODD-STANTON
by Julie Danielson

Debut author-illustrator Joe Todd-Stanton, who lives in the UK, brings readers the first in a new series called Brownstone’s Mythical Collection. Arthur and the Golden Rope—complete with a daring young protagonist; a monstrous, hand-chomping wolf; and “artefacts of great power and rarity”—is based on Norse mythology. This first volume of the series opens with a Professor Brownstone, welcoming readers ...


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