Sunday, June 29, 2008

WALL·E

My husband said it best: "We're going to film the first 45 minutes without any speaking. Nyah, nyah, nyah."
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0910970/

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.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056751/

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.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107616/

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.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0427470/

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Maurice

Merchant Ivory and their subtle innuendos-- the interactions between Simcox, the valet, and Hall, the "gentleman", are what the film's all about.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093512/

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.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0923752/

Monday, June 16, 2008

Hopscotch

Screenwriter's goal: an action-adventure film with no violence. Succeeded. Result: a bit boring.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080889/

Friday, June 13, 2008

In the Valley of Elah

Is the Iraq experience really that different from the Vietnam experience? You decide.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0478134/

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.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1000774/

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Goldfinger

1964, what a fun time for women. "Dink, say goodbye to Felix. Man talk."
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058150/

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Gloomy Sunday

A unique experience-- a German film with French sensibilities, but set in Hungary.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0155722/ (Original title: Ein Lied von Liebe und Tod)

Divided We Fall

Astounding when anyone can pull off a humorous Nazi-era film.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0234288/ (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.)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0411008/

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.)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0367882/