Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Informant

"The Informant!"-- the exclamation point in the title (along with the kazooey score) pounds the point home that this is a comedy, A COMEDY!

Without such invaluable clues, it would be natural to mistake this as the perfect opportunity for a nap.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

White on Rice

The title may falsely suggest a sociological examination of dating habits, but this is a full-on mainstream comedy: sort of a "How Jimmy's Family Got Their Groove Back."

Silly, funny, sometimes shocking, and definitely worth the drive.

Friday, September 18, 2009


In a post-apocolyptic world, little burlap guys run from a nonstop series of crashes, booms and blasts.

That's the beginning, that's the end-- and the middle is not interesting, either.


There's a very interesting concept here, a story I'd like to see resolved.

But not nearly enough to have to actually sit through this entire picture.


This movie is funny-- TV sitcom funny.

Which is to say, there's not enough here to support a full-length feature.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Cold Souls

It would certainly be easy to call this film an unfunny, uninteresting failure of an exercise in cinematic masturbation.

So that's exactly what I shall call it.

The Cove

The man responsible for "Flipper" and the popularity of performing dolphins has dedicated the last 40 years to rescuing the animals from their sad fates, and "The Cove" documents his Ocean's 11-style operation to expose the gruesome deadly operation that kills thousands of dolphins a year in Taiji, Japan.

The government's coverup is as disturbing as the blood-red water & the screaming, and I hope this dramatic documentary has the effect its makers seek.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Taking Woodstock

I suppose the real Woodstock may well have left its attendees the same way I felt on my way out of "Taking Woodstock."

That is to say, happy & somewhat content, but in a fog as to exactly what just happened and what it was all about.