I don’t think anyone would deny that Quentin Tarantino is a talented filmmaker. He also has a style so when you go to one of his movies you pretty much know what you’re getting yourself into. So, I can’t say that Django Unchained surprised me, especially after seeing the panel at Comic Con this past year. It’s bloody and violent and even though I was expecting it, it still kind of surprised me in the beginning and a few other times. There’s course dialog but also a lot of wit and unexpected, smart lines. I do like dry humor so […]
This is a harder movie to review than it should be. Because Robert Downey Jr. is incredibly sharp and entertaining. He pulls off the eccentric but brilliant character with a flare that seems realistic however stylized it is. Jude Law as Watson is a strong enough counterpoint to ground Sherlock and make both characters more interesting. It handles more of the Sherlock lore than the first one, introducing elements like Mycroft which broaden the world nicely. The plot is less convoluted than the first one (at least to me). The action is cool, but I can’t help feeling less impressed. […]
You all know I love talking about tv and trying to convince friends that some previously undiscovered show is secretly brilliant. But this year the tide turned and at least a handful of shows are on the list because someone else convinced me they were worth watching.
There were a few things hanging around that I never posted and so I’ve decided to institute a Year End Event Horizon to pull together all the flotsam drifting around. Most of it is probably irrelevant by this time. But it’s also probably interesting. and yes, I know that most of it is dated 2011. I didn’t have a Year End Edition of Event Horizon in 2011 so these things have been drifting that long. Picture of the week: Niall Matter photographed in LA in 2012. Because it’s just cool looking. TV of the week: Castle for this quote. Beckett: […]
Photo of the week: I was completely excited about a picture of Luke Evans and Orlando Bloom! Together! In Hobbity-type things. But then it’s not nearly as awesome of a picture as I was hoping for. So there’s two pictures of the week this week.
Peter Jackson is not Tolkien.
I know I’m stating the obvious there but after seeing The Hobbit I’m not sure Peter Jackson is aware of this fact.
I have to admit, I guess from the top, that I’ve never seen the original Red Dawn. But I actually didn’t think this movie was half bad.
I love Buddy TV’s annual TV’s 100 Sexiest Men list but this year I feel like tv needs to cast some new men. I mean, there’s a few great new comers but also there’s a lot of the same guys from every other year. And while, you know, good for them that they’re working, but I need some fresh blood.
This is something of an ongoing conversation from Searching for Stardom but with a slightly different twist.
But the end of the Twilight franchise and Robert Pattison’s successive film choices have prompted considerable discussion on the career paths of young actors.