You Know I Usually Hate Wes Anderson Movies…

…and this trailer is so Wes Andersony (Slate nicely breaks down how) that at first it struck me like he was descending into self-parody. But by the end I felt like I had just watched a charming two minute movie. Watching the actual full length film might spoil the charm. I’ll have to think over [Read More...]

I’m a Muppet of a Man, I’m a Very Manly Muppet

Life’s like a movie, make your ending, keep believing, keep pretending… As Tyler Cowen was talking about in the last post, humans are inexorably drawn to stories. I even like to think of every sentence as a story. It stars a subject which verbs something. And in my childhood there were two stories that loomed [Read More...]

Did NYU Fire a Professor for Giving James Franco a D?

The Guardian: A professor who was fired by New York University has filed a lawsuit claiming he was dismissed for giving celebrity student James Franco a D grade for poor attendance. Dr José Angel Santana, who taught as an assistant arts professor on the actor’s graduate film course, says that Franco – who supplements his acting career [Read More...]


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Arnold Schwarzenegger Explains Total Recall For Us

Rather hilariously, Arnold seems to think the point of a DVD commentary is to narrate the film for the viewers: Less hilariously, he was elected governor of California. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

L. Dicaprio

Oscar season has begun: L. DiCaprio (J. Edgar Parody) – watch more funny videos Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

A Short Film In Fake English

The film is called Skwerl. Is that what we English speakers sound like to people who can’t understand us? Is this? Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Misogyny At The Movies: A 50/50 Film Review

I am going to break with my normal habit of assiduously avoiding spoilers in my review of the film 50/50.  This film is aptly named as I half liked it and half disliked it. Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s performance is worth seeing in the film if nothing else is. He plays an introverted character closing in on [Read More...]

Everything Is A Remix: The Matrix

A nice job of illustrating one film’s myriad visual and narrative allusions to prior films and other visual media: If only there were some way to bring so vividly to life a literary or philosophical work’s connections to all that has gone before it. (via) Your Thoughts? [Read more...]