Archives for June 8, 2012

Why I'm in no hurry to see Prometheus

The reviews of Prometheus from the film critics I admire and trust are saying just about what I expected: That it's full of intensity and big visual spectacles... the stuff that makes a good trailer... but it's severely lacking in thoughtful storytelling and decent writing.I'm not surprised. I haven't been impressed by a Ridley Scott film since Matchstick Men, and I haven't been excited about a Ridley Scott film since the early 1980s. His films walk like big important movies, but they're often … [Read more...]

The Joy of Car Talk

Can't stop thinking about today's announcement: That Tom and Ray Magliozzi of Car Talk fame are retiring.Anne and I have listened to Car Talk almost religiously on Saturday mornings for years. Tom and Ray have been a joy because... … [Read more...]