Sunday, November 22, 2009

Me and Orson Welles

If you've ever wanted to say, "Zac Ephron plays Me in the movie," I guess this is your chance.

That aside, we've got quite a funny movie here overall, and a possibly award-worthy performance by Christian McKay as Orson Welles.

The Blind Side

The can-this-poor-child-be saved genre meets the football film, and the marriage of the two somehow manages to be quite amusing.

This film is also quite unusual in two ways: it's both the rare watchable Sandra Bullock film, and the even rarer case of the real people inspiring a movie being (mostly) better-looking than the actors portraying them!


If you're contemplating seeing this film, it helps to know that "Precious" is the main character's name, and not an adjective describing the movie itself.

If the latter were the case, the proper title would be "Depressing."

Friday, November 13, 2009

Pirate Radio

The visuals do a great job keeping up with the frenetic music, and there's a lot of fun to be had--but after things start to go under, the recovery is not quite a full one.
Either way, I'd call the soundtrack album a must.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Men Who Stare at Goats

Started out mildly amusing, ended making me wish I'd never walked into the theater in the first place.

The way I figure it, these four very talented people really wanted to work together, now, without any consideration as to whether they actually had any material worth presenting.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Good Hair

Chris Rock turns documentarian to awesome, hilarious effect in this in-depth look at black women's hair.

I learned a lot, I laughed a lot, & I hope there's a lot more within Rock where that came from.


The movie's not exactly undead, but it's definitely not full of life.

No story resolution here-- the whole point is zombie bashing: repetitive zombie bashing.