Smart People

Smart People is the story of a self-congratulatory family of elitist, self-proclaimed intelligentsia that lives back east.  The children, who all have serious issues thanks to poor parenting, attend a prestigious school where the father is a withdrawn, washed-up professor–What?  What’s that you say?  You’ve heard this story before and it was done much better?  Yes, Smart People is the poor man’s The Squid and the Whale. ... Read More

Rushmore

Sometimes mixing three of my favorite things isn’t a good idea. For example: going to movies, sleeping, and toast: not a good combination. But in the case of Rushmore, it worked really well. Wes Anderson, Bill Murray, and Jason Schwartzman mix real nice. Having finally watched this film, I’ve now exposed myself to Anderson’s entire oeuvre (yeah, I know it’s only 5 feature length films, and one short film, but still…). ... Read More

The Dead Girl

I don’t know why, but as I perused the aisles of Blockbuster the other night (aisles that I have practically memorized), this DVD just happened to catch my eye.  I’m not sure why.  Maybe it’s a subconscious fascination with the morbid.  Anyway, I picked up The Dead Girl and was astounded at the list of what I consider to be A-list actors, and at the fact I’d never even heard of this 2006 release. When I saw Brittany Murphy... Read More

Blindness

Going to see X-Piles wasn’t a complete waste of time.  Well, the 100 minutes of tense music, enthusiastic Mulder and perpetually skeptical Scully was a waste of time, but the trailers before hand provided some very interesting prospects for the near future.  Of which the most promising is Blindness. This movie seems to have everything going for it.  Literally, everything.  It’s directed by Fernando Meirelles.  The man we can thank... Read More

X-Piles – I Just Didn’t Believe

It’s hard to review a film you completely didn’t care about in the first place.  I never watched the TV series, and I think I caught about 85% of the first film on TBS.  If truth be told, I only watched this movie because I had a short window of time that needed to be filled and neither Mamma Mia! nor Space Chimps had times that fit my schedule. Director Chis Carter brings us this second feature length installment in the X-Files (and... Read More

The Dark Knight

There’s not really much left to say about ‘The Dark Knight.’  It was a fantastic film.  But everybody knows that.  One visit to TDK Rottentomatoes page will reveal critic after critic falling all over themselves to praise this film almost to no end, calling it a classic, comparing it to Scorsese’s ‘The Departed, and De Palma’s ‘The Untouchables,’ and giving it Oscar buzz like the year was already... Read More