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totally quotable! 2009

Here are the most quotable movie lines of the year 2009. No ranking — newer quotes are posted at the top. [Warning: May contain spoilers.] “I’m craving a burger. Is that strange?” –Sergeant Matt Thompson (Guy Pearce), as he puts on his bomb suit, The Hurt Locker “If he wasn’t an insurgent, he sure the … more…

North American box office: ‘G.I. Joe’ no!

Joe’s ohs are lots of zeroes at the end of its weekend tally: 1. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra: $54.7 million (NEW) 2. Julie & Julia: $20 million (NEW) 3. G-Force: $9.9 million (3rd week; drops 44%) 4. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: $8.9 million (4th week; drops 50%) 5. Funny People: $8 … more…

Funny People (review)

Tears of a Clown Oh, people are gonna hate this movie. Look, the jokes are not jokes in Funny People. The humorous-sounding bits of dialogue are not intended to make you laugh so much as they are intended to make you wonder why the characters uttering them are trying to make those around them laugh. … more…

‘Orphan’ and the generational aspects of horror

If you’ve been reading my online writings for any length of time, you may already be aware that I’m a fan of the works of William Strauss and Neil Howe, who’ve proposed a generational theory of history and culture that involves a regular, pendulumlike shift in attitudes every 25 years or so — that is, … more…