Archive for the 'Movie Reviews' Category

American Badass

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

Saw American Gangster over the weekend. Simply put, it is one damn good movie. It is not, however, the Great Epic American Film that it is obviously striving so hard to be. But that’s ok…there’s nothing at all wrong with just being a damn good movie. So many good things to say about American Gangster, […]

Take the Last Train to Yuma

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

I’ll be waiting at the station. We’ll have time for coffee flavored kisses And a bit of conversation. -The Monkees? Mmmmm, Russell. Uhm…yeah, got to see 3:10 on Saturday. Yes, it was great. No, it wasn’t quite as amazing as I’d hoped. But still, it was really danged good. Best western since Open Range. You […]

You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

In honor of Johnny Cusack’s birthday today, I thought I’d review his new movie 1408. But it’s really hard to review a horror movie, for some reason. I’m usually so long-winded about movies, but I can’t think of anything to say. Hrmm…1408 is about one night spent in a haunted hotel room. Poor Johnny, he […]

300 Reasons to Kvetch

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

So, one of the things we did whilst in TO was to go see 300. It was actually playing in IMAX in the theater up there, but that was all sold out so we just saw the regular version. Going in, I had a mixture of hope and dread. Previews looked cool, but I knew […]

Longer-Ass Movie Weekend

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

The movies I saw this weekend were so long, that they require two posts to talk about!! You know, Orson Welles once said that a movie should never be more than two hours long, and I am inclined to agree with the Maestro. (Though I will make exceptions for The Godfather, Brokeback, and Apocalypse Now.) […]

Long-Ass Movie Weekend

Monday, March 5th, 2007

No, not a long weekend — a weekend spent watching long-ass movies. Both of them were very intense, carefully-crafed character studies of people under stress. Friday night I put on my black turtleneck and my beret and we went to the art-house cinema to see The Lives of Others, the German movie that just won […]

A compatriot!

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

Ah-HA! I can’t believe it, I found another film reviewer who agrees with me about Nicholson in The Departed and in general! Fry me up some of that sacred cow burger, baby! Read whole review here or enjoy these juicy excerpts: “It’s a testament to the rest of the cast that Nicholson’s self-worshipping train-wreck of […]

Dearly Departed

Monday, November 20th, 2006

I can’t believe I finally got out to see The Departed, and it was worth the wait! Now, I do not belong to the Cult of Scorsese. I think he is a good director, but I don’t buy into any of the “best filmmaker”, “genius”, “artiste”, etc etc etc hype that gets heaped onto his […]

No such thing as too much Truman

Monday, October 16th, 2006

Huzzah, we got to see Infamous on Friday night! Infamous is ‘the other Capote movie.’ It was made at the same time as Capote, but released a year later. Makes for an interesting academic exercise…take the same subject, two sets of actors and filmmakers, make two different movies. Is it possible for them both to […]

The streets were dark with something more than night…

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

Ahhhh, neo-noir, how I do love it. As planned I’ve seen both Hollywoodland and The Black Dahlia in the past two weekends. Both movies that visit the sacred ground of Chandler, Hammett, and a hundred low-budget RKO crime pictures. That mythic Los Angeles of the 30s-50s, as it existed only in the imagination….beautiful but rotten […]

Snakes on a Date

Monday, August 21st, 2006

Not a bad weekend. Friday, BW and I went to dinner at Piper’s Pup, a faux-British bar and eatery. We had Guinness, cider, and shepherd’s pie, and BW bought me a “If it’s nae Scottish, it’s crap!” t-shirt. And then of course we headed out for the movie event of the year… SNAKES ON A […]

Through a Scanner Dumbly

Thursday, July 13th, 2006

BW picked up passes to a free sneak preview of A Scanner Darkly, which was great because although I thought it looked interesting, I didn’t think it looked interesting enough to pay for. I was right. Mind you, I have never read anything by Philip K. Dick, and probably never will. So I can’t vouch […]

Superman Wears Prada

Wednesday, July 5th, 2006

Hey, I saw two movies over the weekend…guess which ones! First let’s tackle Supes. I loved this movie! At first I was all pissed about “why remake Superman? There’s nothing wrong with the original Superman! It does NOT need to be remade!” But as I learned more about it, I found that they weren’t doing […]

Jesus H Christ!

Monday, May 22nd, 2006

And the H stands for, “How long is this movie?!?” Went to see DaVinci Code yesterday out of sheer boredom with the movie scene. What a very silly story. I’m glad I didn’t read the book, or I would have been chucking it across the room and stomping on it in frustration. You really, really […]

Inside with Clive

Monday, April 3rd, 2006

Busy weekend. BW’s birthday, my mom’s birthday, went to some Open Houses, yadda yadda. Another thing we did earlier last week was go to see Inside Man. It was really, really good, and I highly advise anyone to go check it out. This is definitely the most commercial movie that Spike Lee has ever directed, […]

M for Movies

Monday, March 20th, 2006

Seems to me that I’ve been slacking on movie reviews. Here’s two for you to chew over while I’m away.

JRM Hits One Out of the Park

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

Forgot to mention that we saw Match Point on Tuesday night. I am an unapologetic Woody Allen fan. I don’t care about Soon-Yi, I don’t care about Mia, I just don’t care, I’ve loved the guy and his work ever since I was old enough to begin to understand it. Of course I’ve been really […]

I am not your Casanova

Monday, January 9th, 2006

Me and Romeo ain’t never been friends. Remember that song? It was from the late 80′s and it was by some shitty Bel Biv Devoe-type group. I’ve had it stuck in my head before, during, and since I saw Casanova on Saturday. I hope someone else remembers it, because I need to spread the pain […]

How Sad

Saturday, December 31st, 2005

So I decided to do a ‘My Top Ten Movies of 2005′ list…then when I sat down to do it, I couldn’t come up with 10 movies that I thought were good enough to include in the list! And this in a year that I thought was quite good for movies! Heheheh. Granted, there are […]

Saddle Up!

Monday, December 19th, 2005

To get the whole BBM story, scroll down and begin with my 12/18 post ‘Very Busy Friday’ Here is my weak attempt at a BBM review. It will most likely contain spoilers, so if you haven’t read the story, stop now. I saw BBM on Friday afternoon. I’m still processing my thoughts about it. It’s […]