The Town

The Town had awesome trailers and great reviews (94% positive on RT), so I figured it would indeed be awesome. It was not. It was incredibly disappointing. The most disappointing movie I’ve seen since Inception. Maybe even more disappointing than Inception. Watching the preview, one would think that the movie is an awesome flick about […]


TiMER: a solid 4/5

I took a break from my documentaries on Netflix to find a lighter film. Decided on a romantic comedy. And I discovered a couple things while searching for one. First, Netflix thinks I’m a snob. All my highest-rated films are indie comedies and documentaries. This isn’t all I am! I will watch any movie genre. […]


Law Abiding Citizen

I took a sojourn from my recent addiction to documentaries with a viewing of Law Abiding Citizen, a thriller starring Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler. I’d been wanting to see the movie in theatres but terrible reviews made me change my mind. Rotten Tomatoes gave the flick 25% positive ratings. But I enjoyed it. It […]


The Art of the Steal 3/5

Rotten Tomatoes says: “deeply esoteric and unapologetically one-sided, The Art of the Steal proves a documentary doesn’t have to make an objective argument as long as it argues well.” It’s true. The film is terribly one-sided against the behavior of the leaders of the Barnes Foundation since the 1990s.


The September Issue

My new Netflix subscription has facilitated my recent addiction to documentaries, and the most recent is The September Issue. The film follows the creation of 2007 September issue of Vogue magazine.


Netflix and The King of Kong

So after years of people telling me how awesome it is, I finally decided to get Netflix. It’s only $10/month for DVDs and instant viewing of many movies! I originally got Netflix so I could watch the 2005 version of Pride and Prejudice, but it’s apparently disc-only, just like most of the movies I could […]


TRON: LEGACY, almost-4/5

I saw TRON: LEGACY last night in 3D. As you’re aware from past blog posts, I’m not a fan of 3D in general, but I figured the TRON (which will henceforth be called “Tron” since I don’t like capslocking) people would do it in a classy manner. They did. I was impressed. The 3D was […]


Mac culture

I’ve spent the last several months doing research on Mac culture for my Comm 3020 final project (the class is Media and Pop Culture) and, in the process, found a couple of very interesting films that I highly recommend. The first is MacHEADS, a 2009 so-called “fanboy” documentary about the history of Mac (and Apple) […]


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part 1

This Harry Potter premiere was the first that I had no terrible desire to see; I waited several weeks to actually go check it out. I’ve cited several reasons for the delay. First, with the last book coming out several years ago (July of 2007), my interest in the Harry Potter craze has died down. […]


Glee

I am probably the last person in the world (or at least the last tele-phile) to check out the hit Fox series Glee. I finally watched a few episodes last week and I really don’t know what to say…do I love it? Hate it? I can’t decide! On one hand, it’s catchy and strangely addicting. […]