Tag Archives: Movies

My 2016 Year-in-Review: Entertainment Edition

You might not be able to tell it from the titles, but my reading list certainly has a theme. Continue reading

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My Thoughts for the Week of May 20th

I admit that not a lot happened this week, and I confess that the laziness of the week is directly responsible for this lazy blog entry. I’m even too lazy to wax philosophical about letting my life pass me by … Continue reading

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My Oscar Post – 2012 Edition or Am I Still Doing This? – 2012 Edition

Once upon a time I really enjoyed watching movies and I enjoyed watching the Oscars. Nowadays I have to be really bored to watch a movie. I have to be at peace with the fact that two hours of my life are … Continue reading

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My Dahl House

As a smaller, younger person I enjoyed many of Roald Dahl’s books, my favorite of which was Matlida. As an older, bigger person, I found his two memoirs, Boy and Going Solo fascinating reading. However, one thing that I never particularly liked was Willy Wonka … Continue reading

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Mad Men, Inception and the State of the Story

As I was sitting in the dark theater, about an hour into the 2 hour, 40 minute film du jour Inception, I began to think about the impending premier of Mad Men. In particular, I was thinking how much I would rather … Continue reading

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Standing on Ceremony

The Oscars are this weekend and it does only seem right that I make a few comments, as much of this blog is dedicated to my own personal delusions that I might actually influence someone else’s moviegoing experience. Yes, yes, the … Continue reading

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Away We Go

Away We Go *** I had been contemplating sharing my thoughts on this small and somewhat forgotten film, starring Maya Rudolph (Saturday Night Live) and John Krasinski (The Office) but hadn’t gotten around to it. My thoughts were that I … Continue reading

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A Homely Dame

His Girl Friday  *** I think it’s probably fair to say I’m not the most inquisitive person in the room. Certainly in my classes I don’t ask questions very often, if ever. I am of the firm belief that ’tis … Continue reading

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It’s life, Jim, but not as we know it…

One thing that I like to make prominently clear about myself is that I do not like science fiction or fantasy. And while I have never and will never see the Lord of the Rings, my disdain for the genres … Continue reading

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From fascinating to forgettable

Then there’s a fourth type of movie: The Fascinating Film. Fascinating films are the ones that you watch over and over again, usually when you accidentally pass by them on cable, only because you can’t stop. I have a few of these. Continue reading

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