Sunday, June 29, 2008


My husband said it best: "We're going to film the first 45 minutes without any speaking. Nyah, nyah, nyah."

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Doctor Who: Season 1

As engaging as William Hartnell is in the only remaining episodes of the first season (despite his inability to remember lines), I get easily distracted. The novelty of cheesiness wears off fast.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Much Ado About Nothing

Despite the idiot plot, I both discover new meaning in the lines and shed a tear or two every time I watch it.

Monday, June 23, 2008

The Lookout

Gordon-Levitt says he did his homework on closed head trauma victims, and I'm inclined to believe him.

Sunday, June 22, 2008


Merchant Ivory and their subtle innuendos-- the interactions between Simcox, the valet, and Hall, the "gentleman", are what the film's all about.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The King of Kong

Question: How many moral lessons can you fit into a very funny, very engaging documentary about video-game-aholics? Answer: As many as you want.

Monday, June 16, 2008


Screenwriter's goal: an action-adventure film with no violence. Succeeded. Result: a bit boring.

Friday, June 13, 2008

In the Valley of Elah

Is the Iraq experience really that different from the Vietnam experience? You decide.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Sex and the City

Yes, if you liked the TV characters (and you enjoy looking at fashionable people), you'll find this smartly-scripted film well worth your time.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


1964, what a fun time for women. "Dink, say goodbye to Felix. Man talk."

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Gloomy Sunday

A unique experience-- a German film with French sensibilities, but set in Hungary. (Original title: Ein Lied von Liebe und Tod)

Divided We Fall

Astounding when anyone can pull off a humorous Nazi-era film. (Original title: Musíme si Pomáhat)

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Lost: Season 4

Setup city. The final reveal apart, I'm sure hoping all the people who look like they died, didn't really. (But of course, they'll be back anyway.)

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Not a worthy successor to the other three. Since when has Indy smiled that much? (And I don't mean a smirk or a snark.)