Archives for April 2010

Should Civil War Southerners be compared to Nazis? Andy Whitman responds.

My favorite music reviewer/columnist Andy Whitman writes about other things too, with just as much passion and insight. … [Read more...]

A Beginner’s Guide to the Films of Jim Jarmusch

I've meant to write about the films of Jim Jarmusch for a long time. … [Read more...]

Name Your Elephant

Do you like chase scenes?This is a story about a chase. It's a pursuit that's lasted for years. It involves a mysterious red elephant. … [Read more...]

What moment from The Hobbit are you most eager to see on the big screen?

Moviefone's "exclusive" is going to spread like wildfire, stoking the fires of expectation in Tolkien fans everywhere. <i>The Hobbit</i> screenplays (yes, plural) are written!And yet, these two projects have yet to get the green light.What moment from The Hobbit are you most eager to see on the big screen? … [Read more...]

Spam: The Next Step in Evolution?

Normally, I hate spam. … [Read more...]

Your Fantasy-Novel Pet Peeves… and Auralia’s Colors.

What are your fantasy novel pet peeves?The fantasy writer at begins a post with this: … [Read more...]

Name That Upcoming Movie

"It's this little tiny story of a kid growing up in the 50s with a mother who's grace incarnate and a father who's oppressive in nature. So he is negotiating his way through it, defining who he's gonna be when he grows up. And that is juxtaposed with a little, tiny micro-story of the cosmos, from the beginning of the cosmos to the death of the cosmos." … [Read more...]


Parents everywhere will soon be rushing out to theaters with their children and spending close to 50 or 60 bucks just so they can watch this movie... … [Read more...]

Hey Iron Man fans: Want to See Joss Whedon as Head Coach of The Avengers?

I've had pretty much ZERO interest in The Avengers as a movie, since I've never been interested in those comic books. But if Joss Whedon brings them to life, I'll be counting down the days until the movie opens with great excitement. … [Read more...]

Are There Any Tarkovsky Fans in Seattle?

If you're going to be in Seattle on Sunday, and you're curious about the work of master filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky, you don't want to miss this.It's a film about Tarkovsky, by Trakovsky. (And no, I didn't misspell anything there.) And the documentarian will be at the screening!Here's the trailer... … [Read more...]