I do not have a lot of time today, but I wanted to share the following trailer for Tai Chi Zero with you. And present you with a challenge (I’m […]
When Risky Business ended at the Castro Theater tonight, those I watched it with started talking about how Joel—Tom Cruise’s character—was a lousy person. Everyone in the film, they said, […]
Nuclear devastation was big in the ‘80s. What with that son of a bitch Reagan in the White House daily taunting the Soviets, everyone pretty much assumed we’d be vaporized […]
This week’s Mind Control Double Feature is all about the good old days of VHS tapes, which pretty much were horrible. They’d get all warped and scratchy and you’d lose […]
Woody Allen has been traipsing all over San Francisco lately, filming his 137th feature film, which at best will not completely suck, and at worst will completely suck. I’m sure […]
As I mentioned in Looper Prep #3, most of my positive expectations for Looper stem from my appreciation for Brick and The Brothers Bloom, Rian Johnson‘s first two features. I’m not interested […]
You know your thriller is pants when the climax doesn’t make a lick of sense. You did what when why? I think I saw this episode of Law & Order.
Looking for something good to watch on Netflix streaming? We recommend… The Constant Gardener This weeks recommendation is an adaptation of a John LeCarré novel. If you don’t know the […]
As is so often the case with the great ideas of science fiction, H.G. Wells got there first. His 1896 book The Island of Dr. Moreau features animal vivisection and […]
Imagine making a movie set in high school today where one of your main characters is a 15 year old freshman girl who, in the first ten minutes, loses her […]
So completely without merit, it’s amazing it exists. Good thing Robert Downey Jr. fixed his teeth. I enjoyed it.
As part of your preparation for the imminent release of Looper, you’ve already thought seriously about time travel in films and inoculated yourself against fried-egg syndrome. Next, we’re going to watch everything writer/director Rian Johnson has ever committed to film […]
This week’s double feature is all about the best damn country in the world! By which I mean, whichever damn country happens to own your sorry ass. I’m going to […]
Americans love criminals. Something to do with the old west, or anyway the idea of the old west, of gunslingers roaming free across endless stretches of unexplored country, killing to […]