Ridley Scott postpones ‘The Counselor’ in the Wake of his brother’s death

The rippling effects of Tony Scott’s untimely suicide continue to make themselves known in the first days after the incident. HuffPo is now reporting that Ridley Scott, Tony’s younger brother, has decided to postpone the production of The Counselor. It’s a completely understandable and supportable decision, if still a disappointment. The two brothers shared a close relationship and banded together to form the production company... Read More

Happy Feet Two on Blu-ray

Every time a Pixar film comes out, I feel a little bit dead inside. They generally don’t speak to me. I’m not charmed by them like most people seem to be. I’ve generally stopped watching them because I prefer to avoid that awkward moments when someone asks me exactly how much I loved it.  This is one of the reasons that I rarely watch animated films.  I have not seen Happy Feet.  But now I really want to.  Happy Feet Two was... Read More

The Tree of Life

The audacity of what Terrance Malick attempted with his latest, Palm-d’or-winning film The Tree of Life is nothing short of ambitious. Whether he succeeded or failed has been hotly debated in the last few weeks, particularly after the love the Cannes Film Festival bolstered upon it. What Malick has offered is an impressionistic, meditative piece on the meaning of relationships and the connections they offer in an eternal perspective. Indeed,... Read More

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

David Fincher is the guy who directed Fight Club, The Game, Se7en, and Zodiac.  So the fact the source material for his most recent endeavor comes from a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald about a man who’s born old and grow young a little confusing.  Especially when you consider the PG-13 rating. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is one long-ass movie.  Let’s break it down into three parts, each one hour long. The first act is where... Read More

Burn After Reading

Burn After Reading is a seriously good time. And who wouldn’t believe that with it’s ridiculously long list of bitchin’ actors/directors? Last year the Coen brothers took us to a much darker place with the Best Picture winning No Country For Old Men, but this year, they show us a much lighter side of life. The Coen brothers supply the film with a terrific, clockwork script (the kind we’ve learned to expect from them) that... Read More