Monday, April 6, 2009

Son of Rambow

Being someone who doesn’t so much enjoy children, I still enjoyed Son of Rambow. The children actors were great and I believed their performances. However, it felt like this film was really missing something or shot off into a direction that the makers hadn’t planned for, and because of that it’s not a film I would sit through again (though I wouldn’t mind watching the trailer).

Although I think they could have had something really great, it seemed like they just didn’t commit to the concept they started with. It’s a nice coming of age film, but I would have liked to see something more creative and perhaps even Michel Gondry-like that really ran with the imagination of the main little boy.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Joe Versus the Volcano

This movie is really good. I noticed its not getting a lot of love from user ratings at imdb. It does have a dated feel to it. It's very "death of the 80's" 90s. However it just has so much charm and doesn't take itself to seriously while self conciously being a dark contemplation of deah and the meaning of life.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Good Will Hunting

1 word....AMAZING

Quantum of Solace

I didn't think it was good either.

This is James Bond. SHOW THE STUNT! Don't hide it with computer graphics and quick edits.

Monsters Vs. Aliens

3D is in. This movie looked amazing, it doesn't seem bothersome, and there is a LOT more ground to be covered just from a shot standpoint. The tech is here though.

This movie was a pretty good time. At points it got a bit slow and some turns were a little predictable. Seth Rogan as the Blob was really funny.

Monday, March 23, 2009


So I decided to watch this again. Man I love these sci-fi surrealist films like this. Great plot, insane idea, and one of the few movies Samual L Jackson doesn't suck in. Really enjoy seeing Dustin Hoffman in this, still one of my favorite sci-fi films of all time.

The Fugitive

This is a great film to just sit back and get into. A fast paced thriller that Ive had on my Netflix for awhile and finally decided to check it out. Very good film and entertaining. I miss young Harrison Ford, and man I love that beard.


Wow, this movie has shot on my shelf in its packaging for a few years now. Bout time I checked it out. A very well done film that I really enjoyed every minute of. Watching this makes me realize how much I like Edward Norton and how much of a douche Matt Damon is though. But I will admit I really want to play poker after seeing this.

Sunday, March 22, 2009


This was great.

I love documentaries that offer a slice of the population that is intensly interested in fringe things. This is all about roller derby.

I was involved in a local wrestling promotion as a younger man and there are so many parralells. The STRANGE people, the naive promoter, the pathetic veterans, the backstabbing and fighting over small bits of sucess, the self deception. Incredibly sad.

On top of that I've always liked roller derby. I really wish it would come back in a big bad way.

Anyone want to see the Derby Dolls next Saturday?

Rachel Getting Married