Found Iron Kissed on the shelf at B&N today, a week early, and promptly devoured it. This series just keeps getting better — as far as I'm concerned, it sits at the top of the urban fantasy/paranormal romance heap. Briggs is especially clever about opening up pieces of … [Read more...] about Quick reviews
So I haven't posted much lately. Sorry about that. Here's a quick roundup of what's going on…. Michael finished his fall classes last week, did OK in both, and starts a minimester tomorrow, unless he can talk his advisor into substituting an old credit for this class. … [Read more...] about quickly….
For the first twenty minutes or so, I thought this was going to be a brilliant movie. The cinematography was incredible, the James brothers were interestingly broody, the train robbery was clicking right along… … and then. the. movie. slowed. down. . OMG … [Read more...] about The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
So we went to see Shoot 'Em Up tonight. Wow. Here's a transcript of our conversation afterward: MICHAEL: Wow. ME: blinky [time passes] ME: Wow. MICHAEL: blinky ME: headshake MICHAEL: Wow. It's amazing. All the reviews I'd seen were glowing. You'd've thought this was the best … [Read more...] about This is a movie about guns and the carrots who love them.
3:10 to Yuma: Wow. Russell Crowe and Christian Bale are outstanding, and so is the plot. (It's Elmore Leonard, being great the way he does.) Gretchen Mol is still made of cardboard, and I continue to wonder why people keep casting her, but fortunately she doesn't have all that … [Read more...] about Quick reviews
Utterly delightful. Different from the graphic novel in many ways, but delightful. It turns out that most people I know who've read the book at all have read the versions published without the illustrations. People: you have been cheated out of half the story. This is the … [Read more...] about Stardust
Did I really write "end of scene" last night as a reason for stopping? That was not the end of the scene. This is the end of the scene. New words: 896 Reason for stopping: I fall over now. Sustenance: Raspberry tea, low-fat Ben & Jerry's chocolate-fudge … [Read more...] about Need more internet
OMG. That was…. OMG. That was horrible. WTF? The only thing I can figure is that about 20 or 30 minutes in, there was a shark. I didn't see it, but I know it was there. Spidey, oblivious idiot that he is, went slinging over the damn thing's head and never noticed. And … [Read more...] about Spider-Man 3: 3 times the WTF?
Just finished watching This Film Is Not Yet Rated, the documentary about the MPAA's ratings board. It was, shall we say, eye-opening. There are three threads to its narrative: clips, quotes, and interviews with MPAA members; interviews with filmmakers who have had to modify their … [Read more...] about This Film Is Not Yet Rated