Kingdom of Heaven

Kingdom of Heaven

Posted November 3, 2007

The only review I really have of the theatrical cut is a quote from Entertainment Weekly’s review of Kingdom of Heaven – May 13, 2005. There were a lot of things I liked about it and a lot of things I was

Elizabeth the Golden Age

Elizabeth the Golden Age

Posted October 20, 2007

I liked this movie a lot. It has it’s flaws, it’s choppy, jumping from scene to scene with little fluidity. The consipiracy is muddled and still scarce. It never fully feels like it has

Sydney White

Sydney White

Posted October 6, 2007

This wasn’t quite as sweet and cute and charming as I’d hoped. Not sure why. I think some things that were intended to be funny or cute just sort of fell flat.

The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising

The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising

Posted October 6, 2007

In some ways this was better than I expected, and in some ways not.
The first time I saw the preview I thought it looked like a fun fantasy film, not brilliant but better than Eragon.

Brad Pitt Q&A

Posted October 1, 2007

…for the past few weeks Prague has been home to Pitt and Jolie, whose presence has made this capital the red-hot center of the celebrity universe. The couple’s effect on the city is not lost on Pitt, who, playing the role of Mr. Mom while Angelina films the thriller Wanted, faces the same paparazzi assault he would in L.A. as he drops Maddox off at the Élysée school and shepherds his other three kids around. (In case, like Brad Pitt, you’re not a reader of US Weekly, the roll call is: Maddox Chivan, 6; Pax Thien, 3; Zahara Marley, 2; […]

Stardust

Stardust

Posted August 12, 2007

I really, really wanted to love this movie. In part because an ex-coworker was convinced it was going to be so bad all the actors in it will ask themselves, “What was I thinking?” And in part because I love fantasy

The Bourne Ultimatum

The Bourne Ultimatum

Posted August 4, 2007

All the things people are saying about this movie isn’t just hype. If you read Entertainment Weekly it sounds like filming was just a wreck, which makes it all the more amazing that they created such a great, smart, slick, entertaining movie.

Becoming Jane

Becoming Jane

Posted August 4, 2007

I haven’t read a whole lot of Jane Austen. Honestly, just Pride and Prejudice after I saw the Kiera Knightley movie. So, I could see elements of that story in this film – and was told there were also elements of Sense and Sensibility and Persuasion. Which, when rendering an author’s life into a story itself makes sense and is fun if

Angelina Jolie Dies for Our Sins

Posted July 17, 2007

There is a question people ask when they hear you’ve met with Angelina Jolie. It is not about her work in Darfur, her work with children orphaned by AIDS. It’s this: Is she…sexy?  Her sexiness is supposed to be larger than life, but in fact it’s smaller, because it shows through in her gestures and in the details of her beauty. And so it’s not the main thing when you meet her. “I entered this business before I had focus and purpose in my life. I was very unhappy, very unhealthy, and when I sat down for an interview, I […]