Better than Quantum of Solace? As good as Casino Royale?
Being, seemingly, one of only two people across the globe who disliked Steig Larsson’s trilogy, I didn’t flock to see David Fincher’s screen adaptation. In part, there are certain plot points in the novel that just drive me a bit nuts, particularly the incredible progression of Blumquist’s discovery of a woman whose honeymoon fortuitously took place during [...]
I heard there was an Oscar broadcast last night, but when looking back on the evening, it seemed that there was less of an awards show and more of an attempt to draw in a younger, hipper audience to the annual event, which was mocked at least three times in the first half –hour by hosts Anne [...]
With releases like There Will be Blood, No Country for Old Men, Michael Clayton, Charlie Wilson’s War, Atonement, Eastern Promises and Juno, 2007 is one of the most memorable years for movies in the last few decades, and the previous list is just the main Academy Award nominees. It also doesn’t hurt that 2007 gave us 28 [...]
My mailbox purged forth two Netflix DVDs a bill and a statement as I opened it. Inside, the gag reflex for this mailus vomitus was a thicker-than-normal issue of Time Magazine, whose Person of the Year stared blankly at me as I wrestled the tightly would weekly from my bulimic mailbox. Green eyes stared blankly from a [...]
In a New York City subway, there are a number of ubiquities: the rats that scamper and scurry close to your feet, reminding you that if all 40 million of them ever chose to form a union and revolt, you would be in a bubonic heaven; garbage canisters that overflow and become less a receptacle and more [...]