Category Archives: Reviews

The Oscars

The Oscars tonight went pretty much the way I thought they would for the major awards.  I have to say, I’m pretty pleased.  This year had a lot of tough competition with a lot of really good movies, but for once, I thought they pretty much went to the people who deserved them.  Go Diablo […]

Movies for the week of 2/22

Vantage Point This movie looked like it had potential.  With a 25% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, I doubt it will live up to its trailer.  Its major story telling gimmick (five points of view for 15 minutes each) is probably going to become majorly cumbersome, frustrating and ultimately the downfall of this movie.  Sorry, Dennis […]

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 […]

Brandi Carlile – Hallelujah

Brandi Carlile’s new album is due out on April 3rd.  She’s a very talented singer/songwriter whose first album is one of my favorite things to listen to right now.  Check out this live video that starts out with The Neverending Story.  She then goes on to cover Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah (one of my favorite songs […]