Because everyone loves it when I pan their favorite movies. And to celebrate canceling my Netflix subscription. For now. Saw these two movies last week. I have this theory as to why critics always like movies like “Juno”. It’s this: movie critics are nerds. Nerds like to watch movies about other misfits. Even if the
Saw this movie tonight (King of Kong) — broke my 1-star movie streak. I got a real soft spot in my heart for stories about reasonably successful guys who struggle to defeat the powers of crappiness. I enjoyed seeing video game nerds act as clannish and unpleasant as (or moreso than) anyone — makes sense.
I’ve seen a few more of them. I should just let this go. Oh well. 3. Casablanca — Some great one-liners, but the plot’s unclear. Is Rick the main character? What’s he trying to achieve? Should I be happy at how it ends? Or, like, care? I probably would have liked it better if I
I’d never get up to 100. Eleven seems reasonable enough. 1. Unforgiven 2. Apocalypse Now 3. O Brother Where Art Thou? 4. Black Hawk Down 5. The Incredibles 6. Shawshank Redemption 7. United 93 8. L.A. Confidential 9. Bridge on the River Kwai 10. High Noon 11. Das Leben der Anderen (Lives of Others) I
No, I didn’t really think it was *that* bad — I just like hyperbole in headlines. I liked the last half hour or so of the movie, once it was clear what The Problem was and the frame rate seemed to slow almost enough to see how Matt Damon was taking care of it. Still:
So, the American Film Institute put out a revision to it’s 100 Greatest Movies list. They’re wrong about everything of course… Nah, actually, I’m surprised to agree with them as often as I do. They place way more emphasis than they “should” on things like cinematography, groundbreaking technique, and cultural impact. I mean — why
Finally saw this movie. It reminded me of a lot of the stories I get submitted to Trabuco Road. Nice writing, but way too thin. And that’s about all I can say about it without outing myself as an America-first cultural bigot. Which may be how the following paragraph is interpreted. It was hard to
Not that it matters, but… If only life were as anxious to make good for past mistakes as is the Motion Picture Academy. I’m sure Martin Scorcese’s a fine person, but there were seriously much better movies available to choose from this year. The Departed, if you haven’t seen it, is mostly just an excuse