Is This Because I’m A Lesbian?

I strolled out to the mailbox today to retrieve my Netflix movies, the better to facilitate keeping my broke ass at home. I was expecting two movies, but when I opened up the mailbox, I saw three. Huh, I thought, they must have mailed me an extra copy of the Futurama movie, which I mailed ...

I Guess This Means I Should Buy A Hamburger Phone 1

I just had the fifth person I know tell me unsolicited that they watched Juno and she reminded them of me. I take it as a compliment, since I really liked the character. However, this raises two related questions for me: 1. How much weirder does this trend make it that this movie made me ...

A Quick Summary of My Reaction to Spider-Man 3

Shut up, Emo Peter Parker.

I Think I May Have Seen A Movie Before Tim Did

Although I’m at a bit of an unfair advantage: Working at the Fox Lot, we got a free screening tonight of Juno. While I’m not nearly as eloquent a reviewer as Tim (and I actually look forward to his take on this movie), I’ll give the short version. This is a movie with several major ...

Tim Brayton Is The Man

I had not even been considering seeing wholly unnecessary sequel Elizabeth: The Golden Age until I read Tim’s magnificent review of it in all its glorious awfulness. Now, I have to see it. This is why Tim should be writing reviews for a living. God bless Rotten Tomatoes for adding him to the Tomatometer, giving ...

Let This Be A Lesson To You

Do not neglect your Netflix queue. I’d done so after going through three seasons of The Wire and nothing but for the last couple months. The last two discs were checked in today, and then I got the following: I forgot I’d even put this in my queue. I so do not have enough pot ...

Questions Raised Catching Up On Films Via HBO 2

Tonight’s episode: Poseidon. The questions I’ve come up with, ten minutes into the movie: – Who on earth watched the original Poseidon Adventure and decided “What this hysterically over-the-top movie needs is a completely straightfaced, effects-heavy remake!”? – Is Jacinda Barrett trying to pull off an American accent? Or some sort of weird nondescript Greater ...

Why I Almost Never Go To The Movies Anymore 2

I saw three movies in various theaters this weekend, the first movies I’d seen in theaters since Christmas. I quickly remembered why I generally wait for things to hit Netflix or HBO. The movies were: Movie #1: Knocked Up, at the Zanuck Theater on the Fox Lot. Free. Movie #2: Harry Potter and the Order ...

Ah, The Past

Turner Classic Movies is doing their 31 Days of Oscar marathon, an event that generally causes me to fill up my TiVo and have to work through the backlog for several months. However, I did watch 30 Seconds over Tokyo today. It’s a fantastic movie about Doolittle’s raids on Tokyo in early 1942, but it ...

Twisted

TiVo recorded Twister for me, which was amusing, because it’s a great example of one of my favorite genres: the Hilariously Bad Disaster Movie. The leads, for the most part, fall to the level of the material. But look at the supporting cast, and it’s really striking how many really decent actors are in it, ...