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.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1059955/

OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies

Subtle slapstick, a technique I wasn't aware existed.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0464913/ (Original title: OSS 117: Le Caire nid d'Espions)

Point Break

I'd rank this as by far the prettiest of Keanu Reeves' flicks.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102685/

Friday, June 19, 2009

The Hangover

You've seen the preview? Yeah, you've seen the film.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1119646/

Brideshead Revisited

Somehow I thought a refresh of this would make it more interesting, but it's just as dull as the series.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0412536/

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Last Chance Harvey

People say I look and act a little like Emma Thompson. There is no better compliment.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1046947/

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!"
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0441773/

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.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0995039/

Dan in Real Life

Proof that Steve Carell can be devastatingly charming as well as wickedly funny.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0480242/

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!
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0866437/

Friday, June 5, 2009

Becoming Jane

Forsooth, I believe this film is misunderstood in precisely the same way as Girl with a Pearl Earring.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0416508/

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Tell No One

Wow, a modern French crime thriller. Complex, twisty, ranks with the best from any country.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0362225/ (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.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0978759/