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obsession: still Doctor Who (most recent episode blogging: “Journey’s End”) boyfriend: David Tennant as the Doctor (see my summer of Tennant and Hamlet) psyched: Igor (because it looks dementedly adorable) dreading: My Best Friend’s Girl (because the world has seen enough dumb “romantic” “comedies”) enemy: Nicolas Cage, who’s not as Bangkok Dangerous as he thinks … more…

‘Bangkok Dangerous’: not so much?

Oh, yeah, Nic Cage is so tough with his long hair and all the guns and his traveling around the planet to kill people for hire and his world-weary ennui, but he can’t face a few pathetic film critics? Yup, Bangkok Dangerous, the only new wide release today, was not screened in advance for us … more…

my week at the movies: ‘The Women,’ ‘Burn After Reading,’ ‘Bangkok Dangerous,’ ‘Happy-Go-Lucky’

Update: A last-minute addition to my screening schedule this week: Happy-Go-Lucky [opens limited October 10]. This is the new one from Mike Leigh, who made the wonderful Vera Drake, though this one’s a comedy. It’ll be a selection at both the upcoming Toronto and New York film festivals. It’s another sloooow movie week for me, … more…

bias update

obsession: still Doctor Who (most recent episode blogging: “Journey’s End”) boyfriend: David Tennant as the Doctor (see my summer of Tennant and Hamlet) psyched: Burn After Reading (because the Coen Brothers are gods) dreading: Bangkok Dangerous (because it won’t screen for critics, and the Thai movie it’s based on wasn’t so hot, either) enemy: Anna … more…

trailer break: ‘Bangkok Dangerous’

Take a break from work: watch a movie trailer… Aw, it’s the loneliness of the international hitman. I’m expecting a poignant, pathos-laden tale of how the doers of morally questionable deeds find themselves in gray maelstroms of doubt, guilt, and interpersonal isolation. Well, that, or an adrenline-fueled heart-pumping brain-thumping orgy of nonstop ultraviolence. From what … more…

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