I want to rub this trailer all over me – Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas is a 2004 novel by British author David Mitchell. It won much acclaim upon its release, it was even shortlisted for the Booker Prize.  It consists of six stories that take place in different time periods, from the South Pacific in the 19th century, to the distance, post-apocalyptic future.  Like Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia, all these seemingly unrelated stories end up being related. It’s perfect fodder for... Read More

Captain America: Why Superhero Movies Are The New Romantic Comedies

Last weekend I went with a few friends to see the sex comedy Friends with Benefits. I went because Will Gluck earned plenty of favorable points with me from Easy A, as much as it bugs me to admit it, I think Justin Timberlake has an entertaining screen presence, and after Black Swan, I’ll take a chance on pretty much anything Mila Kunis does. All of this thrown in with generally favorable reviews (after much wavering, it is finally certified... Read More