Tag Archives: film

“Quick, Hide In The Corners of the Ocean! No One Ever Thinks To Look There!”

July 29, 2011


Hey, remember playing Battleship when you were a kid?  Remember the subtlety; the intricate, complex layers; the sense of narrative?  The feeling that you weren’t just playing a game, your were telling a story – creating a world? No?  Huh.  Weird.  You remember it going a little more like this? “A8.” “Miss. C1.” “Miss.  J6.” […]

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“Slightly Less Appalling!” The Critics Rave

June 29, 2011


I went to the movies last night and when I exited – this is about 11:00 pm – the lobby of the theater was filled with people. People lining up, people getting snacks, people milling. The parking lot was a flurry of activity. And why? I finally backtracked and looked at the head of the […]

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And Yes, I Do Carry Tranq Darts Around, Just In Case of Socially Awkward Situations.

June 27, 2011


So, put yourself in this position and ask yourself what the appropriate response would be:  A friend of mine was telling me about a few years back when she and her (then) husband were at Disneyland.  They’re in line for whatever.  The husband sees an man of Asian ethnicity a few places ahead of them […]

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How Ian Holm Saved Me From Alzheimer’s

June 15, 2011


Last night there was a major breakthrough in the battle against Alzheimers.  What?  No, there isn’t some new medicine, or the announcement that we all now need to eat six pounds of asparagus a day, or anything like that.  Come on.  No, no, what happened was, I was able to remember the name of the […]

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Won’t Someone Please Think of the Super-Rich Schlock-Vendors For Once?

May 11, 2011


Is it possible that Hollywood is simply one giant cry for help?  That the only reason many of the films that get made do so is because there’s an industry wide attempt to get us to stop them?  You know, like a kid who announces that he’s going to go hit the side of the […]

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Maybe they’ll put product placement in it?

April 14, 2011


I saw, earlier, a preview for a documentary coming out entitled American: The Life of Bill Hicks.  If you are familiar with Bill Hicks, I would you’re your head has exploded a little.  Maybe there’s something to the title I don’t know – maybe on his death bed he looked up and said, “When you […]

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Obviously, It Will Be In 3D. Obviously.

December 8, 2010

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So I’m a big fan of Christopher Nolan’s films.  I’m particularly a fan of his collaboration with his brother Jonathan, because his brother is a prose writer, primarily, and lends a really interesting literary undercurrent to the films.  People who hated the end of Dark Knight tend to hate it because it wasn’t a very […]

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