Patton Oswalt Sums Up The Underwhelming Imagination of the Star Wars Prequels

From his comedy album Werewolves and Lollipops, Patton Oswalt sums up many people’s disappointments with the premise of the Star Wars prequels: It’s weird that objectively I fully understand and usually agree with many of the criticisms of the prequels and yet still personally love them. Are they flawed? Absolutely. They could have been 15 [Read More...]

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...]

Jokers

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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...]


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