Category Archives: movies

Movies: #33, #34, and #35

I saw one great and one OK movie this week.  The great movie was WALL·E, which has been lauded all over the Internet and world, and rightfully so.  It was fun, it was sad, it was interesting, and it’s worth … Continue reading

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“Wanted”

Saw it this weekend.  Totally agree with this: Kyle Smith in the New York Post says that Wanted will satisfy most audience’s wants: “a stunt sundae with stunt sauce on the side and a side order of stunts.”  There was … Continue reading

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I am worried the world is making less sense

I have just returned from seeing M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Happening,” which even he has recently declared to be a pretty good B-movie.  That’s about right.  It was a popcorn flick — as long as watching gory death scenes doesn’t … Continue reading

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Reading, watching, listening

Just a list, so I can remember later.  What I’ve read, seen, and listened to lately, other than the NCAA tourney.

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More movies! #5 and #6

So the term is winding down, and though this means some spikes in stress, it also means longer stretches where I really, immediately need to do nothing.  So I’ve been going to the movies. Yesterday (Tuesdays are free popcorn days) … Continue reading

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Art imitates my life (Juno)

Last night I went, finally, to see “Juno,” which I had been encouraged to see for many weeks. I kept putting it off, in part because I was a tad busy (see: all previous mentions of thesis deadline creeping up), … Continue reading

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Another day, another fake

So, another memoir is completely faked.  Why did the author have to be a writer from my town, claiming to have gone to my school? Other things I’ve been reading today: “What Would Alex Keaton Do?” at the New York … Continue reading

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Finally, good news

Let’s say you’re Joel and Ethan Coen.  What project do you pick after you make a critically acclaimed festival of darkness (“No Country for Old Men”)? The noir detective novel about the Jewish settlement in Alaska, written by Michael Chabon, … Continue reading

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I love it when they mock themselves

Remember the days when you had to make your own fun when you were, say, stranded inside because of flu or bad weather or laziness (or the perfect trifecta of these that I’m experiencing)?  Thank God those days are over. … Continue reading

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I already voted this worst movie of the year

But now Over Her Dead Body also gets Best Review (so far) of 2008, thanks to brilliantly snarky A.O. Scott in the New York Times.  Observe: Near the end the guy rushes to the airport to catch the girl. This … Continue reading

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