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totally quotable! 2008

Here are the most quotable movie lines of the year 2008. I didn’t mean to hold these till the movie year was over — it just sort of happened that way. I’ll return to posting quotes as I hear them for 2009. No ranking — quotes are posted in reverse order of movie release dates, … more…

U.K. box office: James Bond still a killer

New films stayed out of the way of Quantum of Solace at British multiplexes this past weekend, which looks to have been a wise move: 1. Quantum of Solace: £9.2 million (2nd week; drops 40%) 2. High School Musical 3: Senior Year: £1.5 million (3rd week; drops 45%) 3. Ghost Town: £.71 million (3rd week; … more…

W. (review)

Surely this is the greatest satire of the American presidency ever made for film. It’s kinda like *Being There,* but far more terrifying: instead of a wise, gentle idiot becoming president, here it’s an incurious, perpetually adolescent idiot who ascends to the highest office in the land. Surely this would be a horror story if it were true…

my week at the movies: ‘Sex Drive,’ ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas,’ ‘W.,’ ‘Max Payne,’ ‘What Just Happened,’ ‘How to Lose Friends and Alienate People’

I was sorta dreading Sex Drive (opens wide in the U.S. October 17; opens in the U.K. January 9, 2009) — which is about a high school student who drives across the country to have sex with a woman he only knows from the Internet — until I discovered that it’s the first big film … more…

5 reasons I’m psyched for ‘W.’

All this week! 5 movies I’m psyched for in October, and 5 reasons why. No. 5: W. [opens limited October 17]. 1. Oliver Stone can be a nut — see JFK — but he’s a highly entertaining nut: JFK may be a complete fantasy (I’m not saying it is for sure, just that it may … more…