Dammit, Mamet!

Saw the new movie “Redbelt,” and it was a snooze. It takes a different approach to the martial arts genre, in that it goes the whole philosophical, there-is-honor-in-what-we-do, competition-is-weakness route. Even as a guy fascinated by the concept of discipline and honor in fighting, I say blah– it’s a movie– let’s see somebody get kicked…

Hancock Review

It was right there all along, a story waiting to be written. Sure, plenty of comics and movies have covered the reluctant superhero, a guy who is more or less forced to use his powers for the greater good, to transcend his normalcy and reach heights he never imagined he was capable of. Everybody from…

Tron:Legacy Review

The movie opens in 1985, with Flynn telling his 12-year-old son all about The Grid, Tron and Clu, then leaving for work and his fateful date with the Master Control Program. Just before he leaves, he tells Sam they’ll always be partners, foreshadowing the events to come and ensuring a scene where the now-grown Sam has to remind his father that he said they would always be partners. Sigh.