Tag: movies

Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox is, well…pretty fantastic

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a huge fan of Wes Anderson flicks. Starting with Bottle Rocket all the way through The Darjeeling Limited, I have enjoyed each and every one of his movies very much (some more than others). With that said, it should come as no surprise that I had really …

Where the Wild Things Are brings imagination to life

Unless you live on a cloud (no, not that cloud), you are fully aware that Maurice Sendak’s revered and beloved children’s story – Where the Wild Things Are – has been (tastefully) adopted for the big screen by Spike Jonze (director of such films as Being John Malkovich and Adaptation).

Oldie, but goodie: The Big Lebowski Dude, Man Version

Public Enemies: Classic Depp, Solid Action, Well Done

Michael Mann’s latest biopic – Public Enemies – about the infamous 1930’s bank robber, John Dillinger, is well done.

This should come as no surprise. The combination of a fascinating story (albeit a somewhat superficial one) about one of America’s most successful criminals, Johnny Depp’s always-fantastic acting (although not his best performance), solid action complete …

Angels & Demons: Better Book, Better Movie

Let’s get one thing straight, Dan Brown’s best-selling novels about the adventures of Robert Langdon are far superior to their big screen cousins. With that said, I’ve always thought his first book – Angels & Demons – was better than his more popular, but still enjoyable second take – The DaVinci Code.

The same can …

Fall 2009 movie forecast: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs mixed w/ some Where the Wild Things Are

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Two of my (and a lot of other people’s) all-time favorite children’s books are coming to the big screen this fall: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs hits theaters on 09/18/09, while Where the Wild Things Are lands 10/16/09.

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Guess I’ll have to keep waiting/hoping for Pigs in Hiding…

Unwigged & Unplugged: Spinal Tap meets A Mighty Wind on tour

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Spinal Tap, the original 3 band members, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer, “are doing something they have never done before; performing a six week, 30 city multi-media acoustic tour without wigs and electric instruments.”

According to the official tour site:
UNWIGGED & UNPLUGGED: An Evening with Christopher Guest, …

Coming soon: Terminator 4 – Batman v. Skynet

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Must see DVD: Gonzo – The Life and Work of Hunter S. Thompson

I finally got around to watching Gonzo: The Life and Work of Hunter S. Thompson on DVD a couple days back. I’ve always been a fan of his writings (and the screen adaptation of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas), but never took the time to learn more about this wildly interesting caricature of a …

Burn Before Seeing

The Coen Bros.’s latest movie – Burn After Reading – was a total letdown, especially when you consider all of the talent it brought to the table.

Unlike previous cult-hits such as Fargo and, of course, The Big Lebowski, BAR seemed to be lacking all over.  The characters were poorly developed cliches, the writing was nowhere …