Monday, June 22, 2009

The Pixar Story

Define ironic: John Lasseter, CCO of Pixar/Disney, was fired from Disney in the 1980s for trying to use computers for animation.

OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies

Subtle slapstick, a technique I wasn't aware existed. (Original title: OSS 117: Le Caire nid d'Espions)

Point Break

I'd rank this as by far the prettiest of Keanu Reeves' flicks.

Friday, June 19, 2009

The Hangover

You've seen the preview? Yeah, you've seen the film.

Brideshead Revisited

Somehow I thought a refresh of this would make it more interesting, but it's just as dull as the series.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Last Chance Harvey

People say I look and act a little like Emma Thompson. There is no better compliment.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Kung Fu Panda

First line had me: "Legend tells of a legendary warrior whose kung-fu skills were the stuff of legend!"

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Ghost Town

That dry wit is worth about half a film and then I just want to watch The Office instead.

Dan in Real Life

Proof that Steve Carell can be devastatingly charming as well as wickedly funny.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

The Jane Austen Book Club

Way too predictable. Except for the bit with Hugh Dancy trying to get Maria Bello to read Ursula LeGuin-- if only that had worked for me and my book club!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Becoming Jane

Forsooth, I believe this film is misunderstood in precisely the same way as Girl with a Pearl Earring.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Tell No One

Wow, a modern French crime thriller. Complex, twisty, ranks with the best from any country. (Original title: Ne le Dis à Personne)

Monday, June 1, 2009

Frozen River

Proving that selfless behavior is a fundamental part of the human condition.