Category Archives: Movies
I rarely agreed with him, and I still blame him for exposing me to My Dinner With Andre, but he was a talented critic and writer and I followed him on twitter which means that I got to spend his last few days with him. Cancer claims another.
It is Oscar week after all. A couple of my kids took me to task the other day, calling me out on an expression I commonly use. Specifically, the expression, “Oh, that is one of my favorite movies.” Essentially they challenged me to list my favorite movies because they didn’t believe that I could actually [...]
I haven’t come across too many of these I don’t like. This one has NSFW language and the score is way too loud, but otherwise, pretty well done.
I just finished viewing an MLK Day matinee version of Django Unchained. In some respect, that is very fitting. But first, let me address the violence issue that Quentin Tarantino has had to face in light of the Sandy Hook school massacre and pending gun legislation / confiscation. I agree with Tarantino and his reluctance [...]
I, like many, many others (links omitted) cite our popular culture as a contributing factor in the mass killings we have experienced recently. But surely there is a line to be drawn somewhere between violence for violence's sake and violence for art's sake. Surely there is. Film makers have a role to play in bringing [...]
Finally, something not about politics. Man, has it been a tough week, but here’s your assignment for the weekend. This gave me inspiration to do the same. I would love to see your list. Please submit in the comments. These are movies that I always stop and watch whenever they are on, and there are [...]
By now you know that Disney purchased Lucasfilms for $4 billion the other day. I've discovered a few interesting photos to commemorate the occasion.
While we’re on about anniversaries, James Bond and the UK, you should also know that today marks the 50th anniversary of the release of the very first James Bond movie, Dr. No. Previously Posted Skyfall Love Me Do
Probably NSFW language.
There is a fantastically sad movie that I have not seen in a great long while, but certain scenes of it are forever burned in to my psyche. The movie is titled Gallipoli and it tells the tragic tale of Australian troops on the Gallipoli peninsula in World War I. Several key scenes in the film feature [...]