The Proposal

The Proposal

Posted July 18, 2009

You may have noticed that Romantic Comedy is not my particular genre, so I don’t know that I’m the best person to review this. Still, I’ve seen it; I have thoughts. Perhaps that’s enough.

Johnny Depp’s Great Escape

Posted July 1, 2009

Plunging deep into his roles—from the self-created to the painstakingly re-created —Johnny Depp can drive himself to the edge of the psyche. His decompression is as extreme: a 45-acre private Bahamian island, where he can snorkel among the barracuda. The author joins the 46-year-old star and friends on Depp’s 156-foot yacht, which flies the Jolly Roger, for a stay in this singular paradise. The notoriously private actor invited Vanity Fair along on a sailing trip to his Caribbean isle. “You’ve got all-access,” Johnny Depp declared. “Ask me about anything you want.” Photograph by François-Marie Banier. A few feet away, the […]

The Missing

The Missing

Posted June 29, 2009

I’m not gonna lie, I don’t remember a thing about this movie. I remember being curious to see it. I know that I like Cate Blanchett a lot. And then when I go back to move all of my reviews over to my new blog, there’s The Missing in my list with a 2 star rating no review.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Posted June 25, 2009

I had high hopes for Transformers 2, I’ll admit. The trailer promised sharp, breath taking action, a little humor, robot fights, guy and girl running hand in hand, a bit of a deeper mythology and the expectation of a happy ending.

I think it was probably too much to expect any sort of deeper mythology, but with a good writer it could have

Terminator Salvation

Terminator Salvation

Posted May 23, 2009

The interesting thing about Terminator Salvation is that it really wasn’t John Connor’s movie. Christian Bale was a great John Connor. He was strong and focused and interesting. There was

Star Trek

Star Trek

Posted May 10, 2009

I saw Star Trek this weekend. Loved it. I actually haven’t liked a movie that much in a long time. I just walked out of it feeling happy and whole and refreshed. Probably didn’t hurt that I

X-Men Origins – Wolverine

X-Men Origins – Wolverine

Posted May 2, 2009

I admit I went into Wolverine without a lot of expectations. Despite Hugh Jackman’s interviews about how they chose the director because Gavin Hood would handle the characterization well. I haven’t seen any of Hood’s other work so I don’t know if is inability to actually live up to all the talk because he really doesn’t handle

Seven Pounds

Seven Pounds

Posted April 29, 2009

This would have been a better movie if it wasn’t so utterly predictable.

The story itself is interesting, I can’t deny that. It’s fairly unique also. Except that as soon as the movie started I could see exactly where it was going. I might have half guessed it from the trailer.

The problem with Syfy

The problem with Syfy

Posted March 18, 2009

I was thinking about this while driving into work this morning. But, to be fair, I’ve thought along this line often enough before just not thoroughly enough to warrant writing it down.