Category Archives: Reviews

Review: Zardoz

I have been seeing stills and even a few clips from “Zardoz” since way back in the 1980s, with the general impression that it was a cheesy B-grade sci-fi movie. And while I appreciate that Sean Connery in a red … Continue reading

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Brief Review: Lucy

Just saw “Lucy”. Good film. European sensibilities about a lot of it, which is not surprising, I guess. But it was refreshing to watch something “not Hollywood”. The “science” was about 90% nonsense, which was a little hard to ignore, … Continue reading

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Why Do Fans Want Artists to Make Money?

I enjoyed watching Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy a lot at the theater. It’s got a lot going for it — clever writing, interesting characters, some impressive CG (that technology has come a long way!), and more. One thing I … Continue reading

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Movie: “Desk Set” (1957)

We watched “Desk Set” with Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy last night. I’m pretty sure I had added this to my Netflix queue on a recommendation from a film director, although I’ve lost the source on that. It does look … Continue reading

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Pacific Rim – Kaiju + Mecha + LiveAction – done pretty much perfectly

Yesterday, I went to see Pacific Rim with my offspring (ages 10, 15, and 17). We’re pretty much all fans of anime and Japanese pop-cinema in general, so we’re pretty familiar with the “Giant Mecha” genre and the “Kaiju” genre. … Continue reading

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Reviews: “Cabin in the Woods” and “Looper” (SPOILERS)

Our young daughter spend the night at her Grandma’s last night — so that means we had a chance to watch R-rated movies! We saw Cabin in the Woods and Looper. The former was extremely well-written and satisfying as a … Continue reading

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Impressions of “The Hobbit”

I’ve gone to see Peter Jackson’s adaptation of “The Hobbit”, and these are my first impressions of it. I found it disappointing, but it’s important to realize that this is as much due to high expectations as to it actually … Continue reading

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