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Easy A (review)

The secret is out: Hollywood knows how to make movies about authentic female human beings. It just chooses not to do so 97 percent of the time.

say what? 2009

It had to be done: all in one place, the very best bad dialogue of the year 2009. No ranking — newer quotes are posted at the top. [Warning: May contain spoilers.] “Bella, the only thing that can hurt me is you.” –Edward (Robert Pattinson, The Twilight Saga: New Moon “I’m not good. I used … more…

new DVD releases in Region 1, June 9

green light (definitely check it out): The International: Clive Owen is even sexier when he’s taking down unscrupulous bankers. TARP me, baby. [Amazon U.S.] [preorder at Amazon U.K.] Nobel Son: Alan Rickman is a mean ol’ meanie. So he’s stretching here, you see. [Amazon U.S.] red light (not worth your time): Gran Torino: Clint Eastwood, … more…

bias update

obsession: the plays of William Shakespeare (cuz he never goes out of style) boyfriend: Peter Davison in The Last Detective at the moment (but pretty much forever in anything) psyched: absolutely nothing (the next month or so is a movie wasteland) dreading: Knowing (see above about cinematic wastelands) enemy: everyone responsible for Fired Up! (for … more…

Fired Up! (review)

I’ve always suspected that teen-boy fantasies like the execrable *Fired Up!* had to be based on the adolescent wet dreams of 40something Hollywood nerds…

trailer break: ‘Fired Up’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… Again with the Hollywood and the hating females. Again with the women ruining perfect normal guys with their emotions and their hotness and their making the perfectly normal guys fall in love and do all sorts of things that perfectly normal guys shouldn’t do, like feel things. … more…

bias update

obsession: Doctor Who (always and forever) boyfriend: Peter Davison in The Last Detective at the moment (but pretty much forever in anything) psyched: Watchmen (woo-hoo!) dreading: Fired Up! (though it looks so bad I might skip it entirely) enemy: everyone responsible for New in Town (what were they thinking?)