Victoria and I went to see The Hunger Games today. As in, we actually left the house and went to a theater. I didn’t know much about The Hunger Games.
Category: Movies and TV
Impressions of occasional movies and television shows.
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
My estimation of whether or not a movie I’ve just watched was “a good movie” is largely determined by how much that movie sticks with me in the hours and days after I watch it. Simply put, something that your brains keeps returning to, and which you keep thinking about, can probably be considered a […]
I just read that one of my favorite television shows, “Caprica”, has been canceled after one season “due to low ratings”. It’s no real surprise. The morons at the SyFy network couldn’t have made its success more difficult to achieve if they had intentionally been trying to do so. The show aired on January 22, […]
Finally Watched Twilight
I was finally talked into watching Twilight last night. I’ve been reluctant, because I’ve seen enough of it to know that it’s all dreck, but I do believe in giving everything its fair shake. It wasn’t right for me to hate this “phenomenon” without actually watching the movie. And besides, I’m writing a book based […]
This was a good, but ultimately depressing movie. Maybe parts of it hit too close to home. Which, I guess, is what a good movie is supposed to do. In the end, though, I found myself hoping that this couple would just up and go to Paris already. Yes, I wanted the happy ending. But, […]
Actually, I tried to give this movie three stars, but my finger just wouldn’t click on it. It wasn’t a bad movie, exactly. It was just one of those mindless comedies. Honestly, I was left feeling like Jim Carrey’s incredible talent was being wasted in a banal movie like this. Still, I think maybe it […]
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
I think I liked this movie better than Victoria did. But it wasn’t much more than good, campy fun. I think anybody going into it expecting more than that will be disappointed. This is the kind of movie you watch on a big screen TV through a surround sound system with the volume cranked up. […]
The last time I watched this movie was on VHS tape. It was fun to watch it again after all these years. This isn’t everyone’s thing, I’m sure, but I love animation. This movie has some great, hand-drawn animation (no computer animation here – sorry Pixar fans), and one of the best soundtracks ever. Maybe […]
Paul Blart: Mall Cop
This wasn’t a horrible movie, exactly. It was what I expected. Funny in parts, but nothing special. It’s a date movie, at best. I like Kevin James, but I don’t think anyone is likely to remember this movie as a comedy classic. All that said, the movie had its moments. While I’m not keen to […]
This was a terrible, terrible movie. It’s probably not the worse I’ve ever seen (by far), but it reminded me of one of those cheaply made B-grade horror movies you used to see at the drive-in. Jennifer Carpenter was great in it, but overall it seemed like a ridiculous plot was made worse by the […]