Category Archives: Movies/TV

Star Wars, Episode III

So I went to see Star Wars on Thursday night, once I was sure the geeks, having already had their turn at midnight, would finally be forced to succumb to sleep. Before I offer an opinion on III, let’s face … Continue reading

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Crash

What an incredible movie. To merely call “Crash” a film about prejudice would be akin to calling The Lord of the Rings a trilogy about midgets. This film, like Magnolia, attempts to show how we are interconnected by an undercurrent … Continue reading

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American Idol

Look, I watch it. I’ll just get that out of the way right now. I’ve tried not to discuss this, but I just can’t bottle it up inside anymore. And before you get carried away, no, I never watch the … Continue reading

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Saw

So I went to see this movie tonight. Walking into the theater lobby, we were both wondering: has society lost all common decency? I’m talking about the movie “Seed of Chucky,” tastelessly named, and the large cardboard promos that featured … Continue reading

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Gothika

This movie isn’t even worth a review. Gothika was one of the worst I’ve seen in a long time, especially starring a respected actress. And the ending was so… fucking…stupid.

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I Stand Alone

About 95% of the way through I Stand Alone, the movie stops. The screen flashes red and states “WARNING: You have 30 seconds to leave this screening.” I didn’t stop the movie. I kept watching. That’s why I no longer … Continue reading

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A Humanist’s Tale

If you see 28 Days Later, be sure to stick around after the credits to watch the film’s alternative ending. It’s much more in keeping with the movie’s dark and pessimistic take on humanity. The premise: A virus that locks … Continue reading

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Capturing the Friedmans

Capturing the Friedmans is a spellbinding look at the collapse of an American family. I caught this docu-movie at the local art house and was unexpectedly floored by it. Arnold Friedman, an award-winning former teacher, lives with his wife of … Continue reading

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Terminator 3

If you decide to waste your money, try not to roll your eyes or sigh out loud as much as I did. For a movie in which plot expectations are already low,┬áTerminator 3 is surprisingly bad, merely filling in the … Continue reading

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Big-Budget Movies Worth Waitin’ For

I’m only seeing The Hulk because Ang Lee directed it. I figured that, with him at the helm, just maybe it’ll have some substance beyond the special effects. From a marketing standpoint, actually showing “The Hulk” in the commercials was … Continue reading

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My Favorite Movie Line

  “I wanna shoot you so bad that my dick’s hard.” -Ice-T, holding Wesley Snipes at gunpoint. New Jack City (1991)

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Reloaded

I’m sure everyone and his mother are posting their banal and overlong reaction pieces today, so I’ll keep it simple: 1) I wish the action in the beginning had been story-driven rather than character-driven. Everything seemed somewhat meaningless until The … Continue reading

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Head of State

“When a presidential candidate dies unexpectedly in the middle of the campaign, the party picks an unlikely candidate, Washington, D.C. alderman Mays Gilliam (Chris Rock), as his replacement.” Eh. I wasted an interminable 2 hours watching this witless, unoriginal and … Continue reading

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The Cable Guy

Looooved it. Black comedy + weird relationships = good stuff. Jim Carrey is a comic genius. Also recommended viewing: The Talented Mr. Ripley. Need to see: One Hour Photo and Death to Smoochy. I’m behind on my Robin Williams, but … Continue reading

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