Forget caroling, let's pop in a DVD! I happen to love Christmas. I recognize that this does not jibe well with my generally cranky, pessimistic and cynical life approach, but I enjoy being a holiday enigma. Part of any great holiday is watching at least one of my favorite movies - most of which would not be considered typical family-friendly holiday fare. Which does actually jibe well with my general world view! Here are 5 [...]
Denzel kicks ass and takes names I did not expect to like this movie. I don't know why I put it on my Netflix queue. I'm not ruling out some sort of fugue state. The last post-apocalyptic fiction I watched was The Road, and I think we can all agree that that didn't turn out well at all. At all. But damn if I didn't really like The Book of Eli. Denzel's charisma plus action plus [...]
The Apocalypse appears to really suck Let's pretend that you just went out to one of your favorite restaurants, ate too much and loved every bite, then came home to top off your evening with a movie. Let's pretend you weren't smart enough to pick something light and fluffy. Perhaps you were foolish enough to choose the movie adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's The Road. If you did that you would be dumb like me! Don't [...]
Jim Sheridan knocks one out of the park It's hard to imagine, sometimes, that Tobey Maguire can do anything but play Spiderman. Spidey tends to overshadow things like Wonder Boys or The Ice Storm. It takes something like Brothers to remind me that Maguire can indeed hold his own with dramatic material that does not involve webs or a miscast Kirstin Dunst. Totally ignored by Oscar, Brothers is a story about both the war in Afghanistan and [...]
Are you twisted enough to like Drag Me To Hell?