female gazing at: Michael Fassbender

This is Michael Fassbender looking good in a Nazi disguise in Inglourious Basterds. I couldn’t find a decent pic of him in Jonah Hex, in which he portrays the righthand man of John Malkovich’s villain. I’m posting a picture like this one every weekday, of a man who is attractive and desirable, because I like … more…

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…

top 10 movies of 2009: the whys and wherefores

If you regularly check my on-the-fly ranking of new theatrical releases as I see them, then my top 10 movies of 2009 are no surprise: I shuffled a few titles around a bit last month, but the films ranked in the top 10 for 2009 haven’t changed much in months. (The 2009 ranking is here; … more…

watch it: “NATION’S PRIDE / STOLZ DER NATION”

The movie within the movie in Inglourious Basterds: Presumably this would have been a feature film in the world of Basterds, what with all the to-do surrounding its premiere, but still… this is a lot more than the “trailer” I featured last summer offers. It’s the back of Tarantino’s head starting around 3:12. Eli Roth … more…