trailer break: ‘Marmaduke’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… No, not Lee Pace! Judy Greer? William H. Macy? This is what Beverly Hills Chihuahua and its $94.5 million domestic gross hath wrought. I blame every single person who bought a ticket to that movie and later told their friends things like: those outfits on Chloe were … more…

my week at the movies: ‘2012,’ ‘Women in Trouble,’ ‘The Strip,’ ‘A Single Man,’ ‘The Missing Person,’ ‘Nine,’ ‘Everybody’s Fine,’ ‘Serious Moonlight’

Woo-hoo! It’s the end of the world — again — as Roland Emmerich knows it, and I feel fine. Oh, there can be no question that this is crap, but will 2012 (opens in the U.S. and the U.K. on November 13) be glorious crap? I think it might be. I hope it might be. … more…

trailer break: ‘A Single Man’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… This is one of the more striking trailers I’ve seen in a long while. I certainly expect something visually dramatic from the film, which is the directorial debut of fashion designer Tom Ford: if we can’t expect visual drama from a fashion designer, what’s the point of … more…

new DVD releases in Region 2, May 25

green light (definitely check it out): The Reader: Kate Winslet likes books and teenaged boys. [Amazon U.K.] [now available at Amazon U.S.] Tokyo!: Think Tokyo je t’aime, but weirder. [Amazon U.K.] [preorder at Amazon U.S.] Pushing Daisies: Complete Season 2: How come England gets an American TV show on DVD before we do? No fair! … more…

bias update

obsession: Doctor Who (a new episode!) boyfriend: Lee Pace in Pushing Daisies (when oh when are we gonna get those last three episodes?) psyched: absolutely nothing (I’m exhausted from being psyched for so many movies — time for a break) dreading: He’s Just Not That Into You (oh, you know what: maybe he’s a jerk) … more…

won’t you watch the merely very-good movies of 2008?

In this season of Oscar nominations and critics’ awards, gala ceremonies and acceptance speeches, won’t you give a thought to the merely very-good films of 2008, those that could not make it to the rarefied ranks of the best of the the best of the best simply because they lacked, perhaps, the benefit of the … more…

bias update

obsession: Doctor Who (a new episode!) boyfriend: Lee Pace in Pushing Daisies (three more episodes to go *sigh*) psyched: absolutely nothing (I’m exhausted from being psyched for so many movies — time for a break) dreading: Bride Wars (more proof that Hollywood hates women) enemy: Frank Miller, for mangling The Spirit (an utter abuse of … more…

bias update

obsession: Doctor Who (I’m wallowing in DVDs…) boyfriend: Lee Pace in Pushing Daisies (three more episodes to go *sigh*) psyched: absolutely nothing (I’m exhausted from being psyched for so many movies — time for a break) dreading: absolutely nothing (dreading is exhausting, too) enemy: the makers of Bedtime Stories (because they took the lazy way … more…

bias update

obsession: Doctor Who (I’m wallowing in DVDs…) boyfriend: Lee Pace in Pushing Daisies (three more episodes to go *sigh*) psyched: absolutely nothing (I’m exhausted from being psyched for so many movies — time for a break) dreading: Bedtime Stories (Zohan notwithstanding, I’m still not an Adam Sandler fan) enemy: the makers of Delgo (how could … more…

bias update

obsession: Doctor Who (I’m wallowing in DVDs…) boyfriend: Lee Pace in Pushing Daisies (I’m making the most of him while the show is still on the air) psyched: The Spirit (the best-dressed savior for the city ever?) dreading: Bedtime Stories (Zohan notwithstanding, I’m still not an Adam Sandler fan) enemy: the makers of Delgo (how … more…