J. Edgar on Blu-ray

One would think that a biopic about one of the most powerful and controversial men of the last one hundred years would be interesting. Most likely a closeted homosexual and cross-dresser , somewhat a narcissist, J. Edgar Hoover had dirt on everyone. So when you consider what exactly Clint Eastwood is presenting in J. Edgar, it’s disappointing.  And it does seem that Eastwood is either losing focus, or waxing extremely nostalgic in his last... Read More

I want to rub this trailer all over me – Dream House

I think I do, anyways. It’s giving off a bit of a The Others/Shutter Island vibe, but I’m hopeful. Those three leads wouldn’t do us wrong, right? Some say that all houses have memories. For one man, his home is the place he would kill to forget. Daniel Craig, Naomi Watts and Rachel Weisz star in Dream House, a suspense thriller about a family that unknowingly moves into a home where grisly murders were committed…only to find... Read More

Fair Game

Watching Sean Penn get all worked up over the Bush administration is something I think everyone has seen a bit too often. One year, I caught a glimpse of him inciting a riotous protest at the Sundance Film Festival over Abu Ghraib, or some other offense, and believe me, it wasn’t a pretty site. So the prospect of watching a movie Penn stars in, that does basically the same thing for over one hundred minutes is something I could not get excited... Read More

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

Woody Allen’s latest film You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger begins with a voice over that quotes something Shakespeare once wrote about how life is a story, told by an idiot full of sound and fury and it signifies nothing. Is this a clever wink to us, from Allen himself, who realizes best of all that his movies are mostly superfluous any more? I prefer to think that this is the case, since the opposite would mean that Allen himself has become... Read More

The International

Imagine a bank, a big bank, that has too much power, and can’t be trusted with peoples’ money. No, I’m not talking about Citibank or Washington Mutual. I’m talking about The International, Tom Tykwer’s new and boring thriller about corrupt international banking.  Don’t let the word thriller fool you though, this movie was about as exciting as listening to CNN suck up to Obama 24/7. Clive Owen plays Louis Salinger,... Read More

Mulholland Dr.

From the second Mulholland Dr. starts, you’ll be enraptured with it.  It’s clearly a masterpiece from the beginning, and forces you to explore yourself in order to find it’s meaning.  Despite some people calling Eraserhead David Lynch’s masterpiece, this is it. After a brutal car accident in Los Angeles, California, Rita (Laura Harring) is the sole survivor but suffers mass amnesia. Wandering into a strangers apartment downtown,... Read More