Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Posted July 15, 2007

I didn’t like Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I think I will probably the second or third time I see it (on video). Because the things that were done were mostly done well.

Transformers

Transformers

Posted July 8, 2007

Transformers is so much fun! I love Michael Bay and everything he can do visually. Actually liked the story and really enjoyed the characters.

It’s no secret that I like Michael Bay so I’m glad this ended up being a lot better than The Island.

Live Free or Die Hard

Live Free or Die Hard

Posted July 1, 2007

or as I like to call it – Die Harder!

Yeah, it’s a little long and the jet/freeway scene is a little over the top. But mostly it’s great action and funny and a whole lot of fun.

The Queen

The Queen

Posted June 3, 2007

Sometimes I think I should have been British. I have a sort of heightened sense of propriety for an American. So, I really understood and enjoyed this film. When she says,

Superman Returns

Superman Returns

Posted June 3, 2007

I finally got to see this movie I have heard oh so much about.

At first I kept thinking Smallville – how I was momentarily surprised that Martha Kent was so old. How much I like their version of Lois Lane better. But even though they cast rather young people,

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Posted May 20, 2007

When I first came out of Pirates 3 wasn’t sure what I thought. But the more I thought about it, the more I liked it. I was thinking over different scenes and realizing how much I just enjoyed the film, enjoyed myself while I was watching it. It’s fun. It’s funny. The monkey was frickin’ hilarious.

Shrek 3

Shrek 3

Posted May 19, 2007

I was surprised at how much I enjoyed Shrek 2, so I actually was sort of looking forward to Shrek 3.

The Reluctant Heartthrob

Posted May 1, 2007

Orlando Bloom is a master at revealing very little about himself. The British heartthrob offers thoughtful, often sensitive, answers to all questions thrown at him, but is careful not to expose any more of himself than necessary. For instance, when asked what his biggest vice is, he takes a moment to think and then replies, “Vintage watches.” When I point out that his collection of 60-plus watches is an awfully G-rated vice, he laughs, knowing I’ve called his bluff. “Believe me, I have plenty more, but I’m not going to share them with you,” he says. It’s ironic, then, that […]

The Pirates of the Caribbean star is plotting a new course.

Posted May 1, 2007

There is a layer of smog hanging like a translucent violet ribbon just above the horizon. Orlando Bloom and I are sitting on a balcony, looking south over West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, the city brown and gray and smudged by dirty light. The traffic on Sunset Boulevard is noxious and slow. Suspended over the road, on a walkway between the metal girders of a 10-story-tall construction crane, is a man eating a sandwich. He is a silhouette: We see the human shape, the lifting and lowering of the arm and the head bobbing as he chews. Bloom leans against […]

The Last Mimzy

The Last Mimzy

Posted March 31, 2007

I don’t have that much to say about The Last Mimzy. It had some interesting and fun ideas that wove Tibetan mythology with Alice and Wonderland. It was an interesting story with some very pretty elements, but it wasn’t necessarily well executed. There were moments here and there that worked, a few laughs, and the premise and a