female gazing at: Kevin Costner

Yesterday’s female-gazing at Gary Cooper made me think: Wow, Gary Cooper really kinda looks like Kevin Costner, doesn’t he? Or, the other way around, actually, since Costner came second. The thing about Costner is, he really is the embodiment of the evil of Hollywood. Because he has appeared in some seriously shitty movies — hello, … more…

the hacktacular “journalists” of ‘Swing Vote’

There’s an odd bit of nonsense in the ends credits of Swing Vote: The CNN Journalist portrayed is a fictitious character I’m not sure which character this is meant to refer to. I suspect it’s the TV news reporter played by Paula Patton, the one who befriends Molly, the little girl, but she’s not a … more…

Stealing America: Vote by Vote (review)

If you need any more proof that a movie like *Swing Vote* is complete balderdash, with its fantasy about getting couch potatoes out to the polls as the cure-all for what ails America, then here is it.

Swing Vote (review)

You almost want to hug ‘Swing Vote,’ too, it’s so cute in how it thinks that it’s not too late for all that, that one-man-one-vote really is something akin to, well, maybe nine innings of baseball on a glorious summer’s day.

my week at the movies: ‘The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor,’ ‘Swing Vote,’ ‘Tropic Thunder,’ ‘Sixty Six,’ ‘Stealing America: Vote by Vote’

I like the Mummy movies and I don’t care who knows it. And I am absolutely determined to enjoy The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor [opens wide August 1] as much as I possibly can. If that means I have to plug my ears and loudly sing-a-ling “La la la, I can’t hear you!” … more…