Cars 2 (review)

Those clever sneaky Pixar folks are warning us that if we Americans don’t clean house, we’re going to bring the whole world down with us, and the entirety of human civilization will collapse into a nasty soup of irrationality and ignorance.

dream cast: hypothetical ‘Taxi’ movie

It’s Thursday, and that means it’s time to remake an 80s classic TV show or movie with an all-new cast. This week: Taxi, the 1978-83 ABC-then-NBC sitcom about New York City cab drivers and their abusive dispatcher. (If you have a suggestion for an 80s TV show or movie we should play with, feel free … more…

Valkyrie (review)

Now, don’t get me wrong: it’s not exactly a Hogan’s Heroes level of diminution, but there’s something honestly comic-book-esque about Valkyrie. I mean that in a good way…

5 reasons I’m psyched for ‘Valkyrie’

All this weekend! 5 movies I’m psyched for in December and 5 reasons why. No. 3: Valkyrie [opens in the U.S. on December 25, and in the U.K. on January 23, 2009]. 1. Bryan Singer. He’s one of the great filmmakers of Generation X — The Usual Suspects, X-Men, Superman Returns — and I’m highly … more…

Unleashed and Crash (review)

With its clear and obvious choices — think Eddie Izzard’s ‘cake? or death?’ bit — *Unleashed* really is a fairy tale next to *Crash,* where half the time when you think you’ve got a grasp on what’s the ‘right’ thing to do and the ‘right’ way to live, you turn out to be wrong, even if the other guy is wrong, too.