Where have all the movie stars gone?

To the world of television, it seems. Am I the only confused as to why so many great film actors are heading to the small screen? Coming this fall, Maria Bello will be taking her turn as a tough-as-nails detective named Jane Timoney in a series called Prime Suspect.  You’ve probably seen the promos of her all bruised, beaten, bitten, and eating breakfast next a murder victim.... Read More

Where’s the bitchin’?

I’ve been pretty absentee lately. My movie mojo is gone for now. I’ve had the same four Netflix movies for about a month, and have only managed to catch two movies in theatres over the last month (The White Ribbon, The Crazies). Not even the hottest mess in the world, Helena Bonham Carter, could get me to drive the 1.3 miles to the nearest theatre.  It’ll come... Read More

Wit

Wit is one of the first films I ever saw that made me realize that movies can go beyond entertainment, that all actors are not created equal, and it’s not a requirement to leave a movie feeling happy, or enthralled with explosions and gun fights. After my first viewing, I ran to my dial-up internet connection, confused as to why I had never heard of Emma Thompson. Why hadn’t... Read More

True Blood

Anytime Alan Ball puts something out, I’ll be the first one to eat it up. He wrote the script for the psycho-sexual drama American Beauty, he created and directed several episodes of the brilliant HBO series Six Feet Under, and he wrote/directed the upcoming Aaron Eckhart movie Towelhead (which was amazing as well, go see it when it hits theaters).  So when I heard that he... Read More

Getting Dumped

There are only 15 more days left until new episodes of The Office start airing. It’s an exciting time. Sort of. I find that this show is somewhat tainted now. Sure, there was a strike. Sure, the writer’s probably deserved some more money, but what about me? I’m the one who paid $1.99 to download every episode of seasons 1, 2, and 3 from iTunes. I even switched... Read More

Friends and laugh tracks

I had an outline for this blog, but I have to comment on this movie that’s on TV. I’m at work and the guys have chosen to watch CMT. I’m personally afraid of this channel. I’m afraid I’ll fall asleep watching country music videos and wake up racist. Yes, if you listen to country music, you’re racist. The music videos ended and an old western came... Read More