my week at the movies: ‘Sherlock Holmes,’ ‘Armored,’ ‘Invictus,’ ‘It’s Complicated,’ ‘The Last Station’

Who wants a sparkly vampire boyfriend? I want an ass-kicking, violin-playing, cocaine-shooting-up, arrogant, superior, crime-solving genius boyfriend, and all the better if he’s played by Robert Downey Jr., who is probably just as fucked up as Holmes himself but is walking sex nevertheless. (Jude Law’s not so bad, either.) Oh my god I feel like … more…

trailer break: ‘Cold Souls’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… Ah, it’s Downloading Paul Giamatti. Nice. “I can’t feel anything”? Wasn’t that the idea, dude, to get rid of that pesky thing that was making you think and feel and was causing all the angst and worry? Why, if you don’t think or feel anymore, you can … more…

my week at the movies: ‘Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs,’ ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,’ ‘Bruno,’ ‘Public Enemies, ‘The Hurt Locker,’ ‘Cold Souls,’ more

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook (or MySpace, but I may dump that soon), then you probably guessed that I attended one of the public sneak previews yesterday afternoon of Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (opens in the U.S. and the U.K. on July 1), because you saw my post-screening quick-reaction tweet: … more…

dream cast: hypothetical ‘Three’s Company’ movie

It’s Thursday, so it’s time for another Dream Cast, in which we take a classic movie or TV show — perferrably something with Xer appeal that we can either trash or have fun with — and recast a hypothetical (or sometimes not so hypothetical) remake with actors working today. This week: Three’s Company, the 1977-84 … more…

Duplicity (review)

It’s not that I don’t like fluff: it’s that I don’t like dumb fluff. And yet clever fluff is so very rare. So of course I cheer a hearty “Hoorah!” for *Duplicity.*

trailer break: ‘Duplicity’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… Clive Owen Clive Owen Clive Owen Clive Owen Clive Owen Clive Owen Clive Owen Clive Owen Clive Owen Clive Owen Clive Owen Clive Owen Clive Owen Clive Owen Clive Owen Clive Owen Clive Owen Clive Owen Clive Owen Clive Owen Clive Owen. That’s pretty much all I … more…

Fred Claus (review)

It’s got… something, this silly flick that’s just a little bit profound in its goofiness, this wonderland of schtick that touches on the dark flipside of all the ho-ho-ho and enforced jolliment of the Holiday Season(TM).