Archive for November, 2012

Leone Movies

29Nov12

In my weird re-watching phase — and in a search for a next story to write — I re-examined “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.” I’m almost idiotic enough to write that it’s a masterpiece. I don’t believe I know anything about the history of film, but in terms of the truly great movies, […]


I’ve been looking forward to this for a while, even more than “Rises.” AND even though — or especially because — I know what’s going to happen. Same goes for the animated “Year One,” but I still haven’t seen that one. For some reason, the appeal of “Returns” was too great (and with the Citibank […]


Someday I’ll write a longer, more thoughtful essay on the deterioration of awesomeness in the modern world, and what that might mean for the future of cinema in general… but first I’m going to use that over-used term to describe something I can’t stop watching. THIS VIDEO came across my virtual desk the other day, […]


I just re-watched “2001: A Space Odyssey.” Yes, again. While doing laundry. Yes, again. A few things hit me this last viewing, and they’ve shined some light (I hope) on movie making in general: this story is told almost entirely with and via pictures. I was making jokes about how little dialog there is in […]


I saw two movies this week — “Argo” and “World’s Greatest Dad.” Both were well done, both were well acted, etc., etc. There were differences to be sure (one is a retelling of a real-life event, the other is a black comedy about something I’m not going to spoil here), but the main difference I […]


Politics Stuff

10Nov12

There was an election or something. Here’s some things I thought. Nobody else thought them, and people might not agree, but I’m writing them and they might sound argumentative, so… deal with it: 1.) 2004 Reversed. I thought the Bush-Kerry race came down to one group (Republicans) who seemed to believe their guy was THEIR […]


The first thing I thought when I saw the fan-created, shot-for-shot tribute video “Star Wars Uncut” was, “How can I participate in the next one?” You just had to sign up. Which I did. And then I did it! Or we did it (me and some friends). You can watch it HERE. Knowing what resources […]