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Murphy’s Law – Don’t rock the vote

Every four years, celebrities make PSAs telling us all that we need to "Rock the Vote." Everyone tells you that your voice needs to be heard and your ballot needs to be cast in order to make the electoral process work. Joel Murphy disagrees. He makes an

Murphy’s Law – The Replacement Refs

While most NFL fans see the replacement officials as nothing but a nuisance, Joel Murphy sees them as an opportunity for a great film. So this week, he shares excerpts from his new screenplay The Replacement Refs, which tells the story of a ragtag group of officials

Boob Tube Breakdown – Fall TV Preview 2012

It is time, once again, for your in-depth preview of the new fall lineup. Joel Murphy breaks down every single new show from ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox, giving you the official synopsis, the air date and time and his thoughts on each. As always, some of

Murphy’s Law – Why are the birds so angry?

[singlepic=1067,150,95] Rovio Entertainment has announced plans for an Angry Birds spinoff starring the birds' adversaries, the pigs. Joel Murphy thinks it's about time the pigs get to tell their side of the story, since in his mind they have been the victims here all along.

Murphy’s Law – iPhone of the tiger

[singlepic=1048,150,95] Many people are excited for Apple's forthcoming official announcement about the iPhone 5. However, Joel Murphy isn't one of those people. He explains why he's dreading the new release in this week's column.

Murphy’s Law – The mutant butterfly effect

[singlepic=1045,150,95] With only four months left until our Mayan-predicted demise, Joel Murphy has figured out how the world will end ... with mutant butterflies. He explains why, and what we can do to stop them, in this week's column.

Murphy’s Law – Science ruins everything

[singlepic=1033,150,95] The Curiosity Rover's exploration of Mars' surface is great for science, but what does it mean for science fiction? Joel Murphy deals with the disappointment of finding a Mars without Martians in this week's column.

Murphy’s Law – Los Pollos Hermanos Appreciation Day

[singlepic=1027,150,95] These days, eating a chicken sandwich is akin to making a political statement. Joel Murphy has a full report on "Los Pollos Hermanos Appreciation Day," the campaign to support the restaurant chain that has come under fire lately for its pro-meth stance.

Murphy’s Law – And please, no Robin … (Revisited)

[singlepic=1019,150,95] In 2008, one week after The Dark Knight was released, Joel Murphy wrote a column predicting which villain or villains would be featured in Nolan's final Batman film. This week, he takes a look back at that column to see how well he did with his

Murphy’s Law – Bane for President

[singlepic=1007,150,95] Rush Limbaugh has claimed that the Obama campaign will associate Bane from The Dark Knight Rises with Bain Capital in order to attack Mitt Romney. Joel Murphy explains why being tied to Bane will only help the Republican nominee.