Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Party Down: Season 2

Steve Guttenberg's birthday? Best of the batch this year.

Toy Story 3

I didn't get truly geeked about version 3 until the final escape sequence, so that doesn't put it at the top of my Pixar list. Worthy successor, however.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Shutter Island

Within the first 5 minutes, I knew it would be overlong, not tension-filled, and a big cheat. Which isn't all bad, but just not worth the time.

Youth in Revolt

Oddly stilted dialogue, but not styled to best effect. See "Brick" instead.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sex and the City 2

Here's the next movie: "Sex and the City 3: The Girls Help the Poor." Wouldn't that be a breath of fresh air?

Thursday, June 17, 2010


Stick a bunch of people in a situation there's no getting out of, and you have a film about the human condition. There are others, but this one is at the top.

Monday, June 14, 2010

The National Parks: America's Best Idea

Far, far better would have been to make a 2.5 hour documentary, comprised of the entire last episode and smatterings of the previous five.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Gay Divorcee

If I were Ginger Rogers, I'd hate those costumes. So hot in all that foofera, you can't see her feet, and didn't they make her trip?

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Glee: Season 1, Volume 2

I am certain Kurt's dad has done more for gay rights than any other TV or movie character. Ever.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Monday, June 7, 2010

The Secret in Their Eyes

Formalistic, but certainly not formulaic. Best thriller I've seen all year, or even last year.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1305806/ (Original title: El Secreto de Sus Ojos)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

The Blind Side

Yes, it was a tearjerker. Yes, it was a comedy. Yes, it was elevated by Bullock.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

A Serious Man

This IS about fate, right? What else could those final two scenes be saying?

Wednesday, June 2, 2010