Animadversions.

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Oscar aftermath.

February 23rd, 2009 · No Comments · Movies

A few thoughts:
- Hugh Jackman was good. He showcased his talents, he called out pictures that got snubbed, he managed to work Wolverine into a song and dance routine. He also disappeared for most of the show, making him seem more like an act than a host.
- No Nicholson? BOO.
- Having certain [...]

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Oscar prognosticatin’

February 19th, 2009 · No Comments · Art, Rants

It’s nearly Oscar time again. Here are my thoughts on the major categories. For each, I’ve posted who I think SHOULD win and who I think WILL win (often not the same person).

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Doubt.

January 25th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Art, Movies

The following is pretty much spoiler-central, so stop reading now if you haven’t seen Doubt.
Let me just start with the following ABSOLUTE statement:
It is shameful that The Curious Case of Benjamin Button was nominated for Best Picture and Director this year while Doubt was not. While films like Milk and Slumdog Millionaire are certainly [...]

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W.

October 18th, 2008 · No Comments · Movies, Politics, Rants

Annoyed to find out that Choke isn’t playing anywhere nearby, we settled for seeing Oliver Stone’s latest presidential film - W. Overall, I was generally unimpressed. It’s not a clever film. It’s not illuminating in any real way (or even in a “crazy Oliver Stone conspiracy theory” way). It’s not so [...]

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Bill Maher is Not Helping.

October 6th, 2008 · No Comments · Movies, Politics, Rants, Science

Here’s a one line review of Bill Maher’s new film, Religulous:
Too long, too mean, not nearly funny enough.
That being said, I agree with the core tenet of Maher’s argument that religion is irrational, abusive and dangerous. It’s tempting to view this film as a main stream entry into the “New Atheist” movement, but the [...]

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