You know what I hate about myself? I know what people taste like. I know that babies taste best.Read More Pain, Trains & Automobiles: ‘The Rover’ & ‘Snowpiercer’
The people of Scotland need a refresher on “stranger danger,” at least according to the events depicted in Under The Skin. The lesson: even if someone looks as comely as Scarlett Johansson, that does not mean it is safe to get in a creepy van with her, return to her rural dungeon-like homestead “about a […]Read More Riding In Cars With Boys: Scarlett Sheds Clothes & ‘Skin’
Is there a director with a more distinct signature than Wes Anderson? His meticulous mise-en-scene has spawned a slew of copycats; the word “twee” might have been created specifically to refer to his brand of filmmaking. Fantastic Mr. Fox was one of my Top 10 Films of 2009, but beyond that, the Anderson ouvre has […]Read More Sun, Moon, & Stars: Wes Anderson’s A-List ‘Kingdom’
Well, I finally have time to write something about The Avengers. But what to say about a movie so massive? Something everybody’s already nattering on about? A film that easily took the record for the best opening weekend of all time? I thought maybe I wouldn’t bother, but considering that it was my most anticipated […]Read More ‘Avenge’ Of The Nerds: Joss Whedon Saves The World A Lot
Since it was my Most Anticipated Film Of 2012, I obviously am riled up about this.Read More Trailer Trash: Joss Whedon’s ‘The Avengers’
(Movies discussed in this post: Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol, Captain America: The First Avenger, and Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes.) I had the makings of a fanboy. Things could very well have turned out differently for me, had I continued my worship of Batman and the T-Rex instead of turning my eye […]Read More I Need A Hero: Is Tom Cruise Still The Best Action Star We’ve Got?