Twilight Review

It’s not often I wish I were 15 again. But this movie, ah, this movie—this one’s for the Teen Horny Nerd Girls. I heard them in the lobby, “Oh my god! I love your shirt!” One shrieked and giggled at a stranger. It was just a “Twilight” t-shirt. That’s what this movie is doing to…

Rachel Getting Married Review

More like “Kymmie Getting High.” What? Surely you’ve heard by now that the movie is about Anne Hathaway as drug addict Kym, on leave from rehab to attend her sister’s wedding. That’s sweet, right? Well, it’s very quickly shown that Kym’s a bit of a pariah. Then it’s very quickly shown why: she’s a total…

Mamma Mia! Review

Dear Meryl Streep, Are you okay? Do you need money? Did someone kidnap you and make you do this movie? Blink twice if you need help. I will send someone to get you. I appreciate that you’re breaking out of your Oscary movies. You were amazing in “Devil Wears Prada” and really raised the bar…

Adaptations

Why don’t movies match the books? Some of the worst translations from book to screen have come from some of my most favorite books ever. And it seems so simple a thing: the book has it all laid out and yet these dang producers, writers, and directors just could not pull it together to translate…

Sci-Fi Conventions

Conventions are fun. Let me start by saying, as an actor, I love going to Sci-Fi conventions. Travel and hotels are all nice, cash is just alright, but the real joy is in …the real joy of it. That fans and non fans come from all over to hang out for a weekend, and the…

Comic-Con 2008 Review Sort Of

Editor’s Note: Due to the rambling, incoherent nature of Dean’s recounting of his trip we have presented it as is, without editing. Quite frankly, we didn’t know where to begin. Enjoy. The train was delayed because someone got run over in Burbank. So everyone was an hour late getting here. Then I get my girlfriend’s…

Leatherheads Review

by Graham Elwood I love football. Football and time travel movies have me at hello. So you tell me football and George Clooney. I’m in. I like clooney, always have. This movie missed the mark a little bit but its hard to get too angry when the whole premise is a fictional account of how…

Redbelt Review

Why Redbelt? Why? Because you have a code. Because you have honor, that’s why. When everyone else has or is in the process of selling out, you say honor and code. Statements written on dojo doorways are sometimes read but rarely adhered too. You instill this code in others. Few, but others none the less.…

Mongol Review

I’m not going to say “I wish Hollywood would make movies like this,” because I love a big budget crazy rollercoaster. But I will say that this film had the grace and simplicity of “Into the Wild,” with the beauty and power of “Hero.” It’s the story of how Genghis Khan came to power, from…