Monday, December 31, 2012

Safety Not Guaranteed

It takes too long to realize it's a farce, and the main actress is just all wrong, but it becomes the right thing in the end.


I think the moral of this story is that everybody sucks. And everybody's more complicated than that.

Saturday, December 29, 2012


Bored, boring, bored, bored, bored. Oh, and also, who cares?

Doctor Who: Season 19

That last episode seems to have been a very expensive advertisement for the Concorde.


This opened the middle of August? What, Focus Features couldn't compete for a Halloween opening?

Friday, December 28, 2012

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Premium Rush

I'm sure they got the bike messenger culture correct, unfortunately otherwise it's standard fare.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

People Like Us

From the screenwriter of Cowboys & Aliens. I would like to see the process behind both films to see how this one succeeded and that one tanked.

A League of Their Own

(Rewatch.) Besides the no-crying-in-baseball quote, the "it's supposed to be hard" speech is something we often forget to attribute to Marshall/Hanks.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

I really want to say that Andy Serkis is worth the 2.75 hour wait, but I just... can't.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Restless (mini-series)

Now why would the author, who wrote the screenplay, add something to the movie that makes his protagonist more, well, evil?

The Amazing Cynicalman

This is a hoot, especially if you've visited Hamtramck.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Doctor Who (new): Season 7, Part 1

More dinosaurs on a spaceship, please. Or, actually, more of that writer, please.

To Live

Not to be flippant, but this resonates as a Japanese "It's a Wonderful Life." (Original title: Ikiru)

Friday, December 7, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

I was pretty sure that nothing could be catchier than I Like to Move It. Damn you, Chris Rock.


If A.O. Scott says this is one of the best films of 2011, will you see it? You really should.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Arthur Christmas

The Christmas spirit is alive and well at Sony/Aardman/Columbia.

Upstairs Downstairs (2010): Season 2

And the further trouble with this series is that they are simply jumping on the period-drama bandwagon without forethought.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

The Expendables 2

Those aren't movie homages, those are tired old cliches. (Plus, Rotten Tomatoes? You sucked on this recommendation.)

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Men in Black 3

You know I love any movie with a rocket launch.


Never. Never is there a sci-fi film where the scientists simply make mistakes, instead of being utter idiots (and not scientists at all).