Archives for December 2008
…exactly as deep as a DVD. I’m talking about The Fifth Element over at today, because it’s usually the first movie I watch every year. Mainly because I love a sci-fi hero who’s like, “Can I get more roses on my black velvet jumpsuit? I just feel like right now it’s so….subdued.” Then I watch movies all day long on January 1 because I’m 1) a movie nerd and 2) a big lump. Probable choices: Strange Days, though to be fair this usually has to happen on New Year’s… Read more »
The Fifth Element: Supergreen!
The New Year is fast approaching, with all the traditions that accompany it; special dishes are being prepared, special outfits being ironed, and special movies being lined up in the DVD player to be the first movie of the year. My first movie? The Fifth Element. It may not be the best sci-fi movie ever made (obviously that’s Waterworld), but it has one thing that’s always nice to have at the start of the year: optimism. A lot of sci-fi classics are dour, and rightly so–let’s face it, in another… Read more »
Phantom of the Opera sequel in the works. The follow-up to “Phantom,” which debuted in 1986 with Michael Crawford in the lead role, will take place a decade after the original, with the story set on Brooklyn’s Coney Island. “It was the place,” Lloyd Webber said. “Even Freud went because it was so extraordinary … people who were freaks and oddities were drawn towards it because it was a place where they could be themselves.” And the Phantom, who perishes at the end of the original musical, will reunite with… Read more »
…especially when the chick is out of his league. Great lines from questionable movies, first in an ongoing and doubtless sporadic series: “My name is Ethan. I was first in my class at Princeton, I have an IQ of 187…and it’s been suggested that Steven Hawking stole his “Brief History of Time”…from my fourth grade paper.” – Legally Blonde This moment brought to you by the dude at the table next to me tonight. P.S. Dude? She’s not going to call you. I know she said she would. She lied.… Read more »
Man shot for making noise in a movie theatre. As someone who goes to movies sometimes, and who would go more often except that people are disgusting and annoying, I want to say two things. 1. The guy got two warnings, which is more than I would give if someone was being annoying and I had a gun. 2. This is why I don’t own a gun. (Also, it was The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which makes me laugh. Stop talking! Brad Pitt’s insights are important, and EVERYONE SHOULD… Read more »
Judge rules in favor of Fox about Watchmen distribution, will make shitloads of money from a property it didn’t even want until it realized the fans were excited about it. Don’t affect the release date, at least, you jerks.… Read more »

Recent Work

TV Recaps: Elementary, Season 5

TV Recaps: Victoria, Season 1

TV Recaps: Reign, Season 4

TV Recap: Bates Motel, "Hidden"

Fiction: "Everyone from Themis Sends Letters Home", Clarkesworld

Film: How many movies about grief this year? All of them,

Book Review: HIGH NOON: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic,

Book Review: How to Read a Dress,

Nonfiction: A Doom of One's Own, Clarkesworld

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