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Movie Review: Serenity

What stood out was the writing. The characters are drawn from action film archetypes, but were all very human. Read More »

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

I went into the movie theater with high hopes. Mander and Commaster (as Beth and I have been calling it since seeing a funny Letterman sketch) has been getting great reviews, and the trailers looked great. “They’ve got twice our numbahs, and twice our guns!” Russell Crowe should be the Captain in every one of the many swashbuckling epics we’re ... Read More »

The Two Towers: Special Edition DVD

I’ll have to do this little review prematurely since I have yet to, and never will, watch all the extras. Just to watch the commentary tracks alone would take over twelve hours, and I don’t think I can deal with three hours on production design and makeup. So this will be about the added and extended scenes. I waited for ... Read More »

Kill Bill: Volume 1

I saw Quentin Tarantino’s fourth film (he lets you know it’s his fourth in the credits) last night. I could have seen it on the IMAX screen, but their website didn’t detail which screenings were playing where, so we went to the earlier one. Like Gregg Easterbrook I thought this movie was disgusting, but, unlike the TMQ, I didn’t think ... Read More »

Intolerable Cruelty

I wasn’t at all sure what to expect from a romantic comedy made by the Coens (except that it’d be good). A classic screwball romance from the guys that brought us Raising Arizona, Blood Simple, and Fargo? You know it’s gonna be strange. I haven’t always loved George Clooney. I liked him on E.R. alright, but I thought he leaned ... Read More »

School of Rock

I have to say I was surprised by the great reviews this movie received. I thought it would just a stupid, enjoyable comedy, and I guess that’s what it was. But I didn’t realize that it was directed by Richard Linklater, of Before Sunrise fame. So it was a really funny and well made stupid, enjoyable comedy. Plus it had ... Read More »

Pretty Girls Make Graves

Beth and I had a great time last night. We went to the Pretty Girls Make Graves show at the Bluebird. It was an all ages show, so we both felt really old, but other than that it was a night of smoking, PBR, and punk rock. Opening bands were S Process, who were great, and who I’d see again, ... Read More »

The Animatrix

I really enjoyed watching The Animatrix. I especially liked the couple that showed how the Matrix came about, how the machines took over the world. I wish there had been more historical spots, especially something about the first man to figure out wh at the Matrix was. Some of the others, especially the last one, were a little too strange ... Read More »

Bubba Ho-Tep

This may be the craziest movie that just might work since Being John Malkovich. Elvis and JFK (who’s somehow black? Did his brain get transplanted or something?) are in a rest home and must battle an ancient mummy that sucks the life out of other residents. Bizarre, especially the scene of the two going down the hallway, evidently expecting some ... Read More »

Wicked

I’ve just finished Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. This was recommended to me by Beth, who hasn’t actually read it, but who heard it was good. I was a little iffy on it when I bought it; I’ve never been a fan of the movie version of The Wizard of Oz and I’ve ... Read More »