Tag Archives: Ron Perlman

A Split Decision for Chuck

THE BLEEDERHere’s my NPR review of Chuck, a biopic about Chuck Wepner, the self-sabotaging New Jersey boxer who inspired Sylvester Stallone to write Rocky.  It ain’t bad, but I wanted to love it. Anyway, Rocky already has a wonderful latter-day lega-sequel.

It’s a Straight: Poker Night, reviewed.

Beau Mirchoff in "Poker Night."

I don’t know anything about poker, but I gave writer/director Greg Francis’ feature debut Poker Night 2.5 out of a possible five starts for The Dissolve. Which according to this ranking of various hands in poker, makes it the equivalent of a straight.

Sorry about the gross photo. I didn’t have many choices.

WaPo book review: Easy Street (The Hard Way)


My review of Ron Perlman‘s autobiography Easy Street (The Hard Way) is in the Arts/Style section of this Sunday’s Washington Post. But you can read it now.

Perlman’s frequent deployment of the phrase, “Any muthafucka but this muthafucka!” really endeared him to me. I’ve always liked him as an actor, though. I watched Beauty and the Beast when I was a kid because I had a crush on Linda Hamilton stemming from The Terminator.