Category Archives: Movies

Movies for the week of 2/15

I’ve been wanting to do short movie “previews” for my blog for a while now, and I feel that this is as good a time as any to start.  You, my lucky reader, will get to imbibe my wisdom for uncanny predictions about movies I haven’t seen yet based on trailers that I barely remember. […]

Cloverfield

I know that if you haven’t seen the movie yet, you probably don’t want me to ruin it for you so I’m putting spoilers after the “more” link and then a warning.  If you just want to know how I felt to decide whether you should go to the movie, click on “more”. I’ll warn […]

Dragon Wars

I’m calling it right now… “Comedy of the Year”. Seriously.  This movie is hilarious.  It takes place in Los Angeles, but it’s obvious that the director knows nothing about the USA that he didn’t learn from watching bad American movies.  He also doesn’t seem to realize that the legal drinking age in the US is […]

Shoot ‘Em Up

Shoot ‘Em Up is the most amazing action movie of the summer.  It has a higher killing to talking ratio than most of the so-called action movies I’ve seen this year.  It also has the most wonderfully unrealistic action I’ve seen in a long time.  I just never knew carrots were so dangerous.  I counted […]

Recent Movie Roundup

I’ve seen a bunch of movies recently but haven’t gotten around to writing about any of them, so I’m just going to write about the in one big post Stardust Probably the biggest problem that this movie has is that it takes a little while before you realize that the movie is funny. It doesn’t […]

Ratatouille

What’s up with Pixar? Somehow, they are able to produce the best animated films year after year. Ratatouille is no exception. Seriously, go see this movie as soon as you can. Pixar’s animation was as impeccable as ever. The fur on the rats, whether wet, dry, dirty or clean looked perfectly both in repose and […]

Try transforming into a good director, Michael Bay

Just got back from Transformers. All plot holes aside, why, may I ask, do you spend millions of dollars on computer graphics and then obscure them with motion blur, flying dirt and night time fights? Oh right, because your movie sucks. Seriously, since most of the fights had to be night sequences to hide the […]

Zodiac

Julie and I just got back from watching the new David Fincher film Zodiac.  It proves that Fincher will continue to produce a good movie on every other try.  Look out, his next one should be terrible. Oh, and any movie that cranks up the Donovan during a murder is ok by me… even if […]

The Proposition

Only a few days after seeing Guy Pearce play transvestite “Felicia Jollygoodfellow” in The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, I went to see him in a slightly different role in The Proposition. Written by Australian goth rocker Nick Cave (who also did the score), this film is a wonderfully crafted study of human […]

The movie that flings its own poo

My wife and I just got back from seeing King Kong. This movie proves me right about Peter Jackson. You may be one of the nerds who believe that Peter Jackson can do no wrong. Why do you believe that? Probably because he made the Lord of the Rings series. No amount of genius on […]