Friday, October 29, 2010

Rifftrax Live: The House on Haunted Hill

The original movie makes almost no sense--and has almost nothing for an ending--so I can say that giving it the MST3K treatment is doing it a HUGE favor.

My favorite film of the event, though, was the "Bewitched"-inspired supermarket witch in "Magical Disappearing Money."

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Inside Job

Earnest but head-scrambling indictment of the conscience-deprived bastards responsible for our financial crisis.

Michael Moore covered this ground more effectively a year ago with "Capitalism: A Love Story."

Nowhere Boy

A fun-to-watch movie, even for non-Beatles fans--though it does drag a bit, and gets too worshipful at the end.

I shall look forward to a companion film; may I suggest the title "L'il Yoko!"


Helen Mirren as a bazooka-toting action star-- what's not to love?

If there's a sequel, I'd like to see Michael Caine in there somehow.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Waiting for "Superman"

Many storylines, one of which gets dropped too early, and another which barely gets handled at all.

Nevertheless, the movie certainly succeeds in its job of depressing the viewer about the modern state of public education.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Social Network

I was struck from the first scene by the excellent writing, and subsequently engaged by the amazing performances, direction, and editing.

Mind you, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg doesn't come off as such a good guy--
--but on the other hand, I'm not going to jump the fence to MySpace, which just looks like something someone peeled up after sweeping the floor.