Friday, August 31, 2012

Persuasion (2007)

The scene in the shop 20 minutes from the end... That's why you watch Austen. (Only not this one: it pales in comparison to the Hinds-Root version.)

Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Raid: Redemption

At its core, this is just a jumped-up 80s Hong Kong action flick. (Original title: Serbuan Maut)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Northanger Abbey (2007)

Wait. So, it's okay in Northanger Abbey for Isabella to very clearly have premarital sex with almost no consequences, but in Pride & Prejudice it causes everyone's downfall. Austen definitely didn't finish this story.

Saturday, August 25, 2012


Guy Pearce is a perfect action and/or sci-fi star. How about someone give him a worthy vehicle?

Monday, August 20, 2012

Sense & Sensibility (2008)

Both Hattie Morahan and the cottage setting (a real cottage this time, not a dumbed down manor house) make this a marvelous adaptation.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Get Low

I loved Bill Cobbs in That Thing You Do in 1996, I love him even more here 13 years later. (And everyone else in this sweet film.)

Monday, August 6, 2012

Doctor Who: Season 14

Anyone else find the Robots of Death episode so very like the later Oud episodes? And hey, what about the end of The Face of Evil-- Life, the Universe and Everything, no?