Review: Gran Torino

I’ve been a bit lax with these in the last few weeks, just coasting on link-blogging, which isn’t terrible, but of course, there should be more. Saw a preview of Gran Torino not too long ago. In what might just be Clint Eastwood’s acting role (although I fully see him working to 100 now), he ...

Bolt: Not every animation is by Pixar

“Bolt” was quite a fun movie. I went and saw it with Will this afternoon, and it was a fun kids movie. But evidenced by the above title, of course every kids movie can’t be by Pixar, or at Pixar quality level. That said, this one did benefit by having John Lasseter as executive producer, ...

Gone Baby Gone

Finally got to check this out on DVD tonight… really solid stuff. I read the novel it was based on earlier this year, so I actually knew all the story already, but it was interesting to see how first time director Ben Affleck handled the story. Pac ing and style wise it was stark and ...

The highs and lows of Wall-E 2

It was a big day today as I took Will to his first ever big screen movie. We went to see a special charity screening of Wall-E, the new Pixar movie. And before you take the title above the wrong way, the movie was great. Warm, funny, clever and original, it was brilliant in the ...

The Pixar method for … everything

The cutest thing I saw today was after convincing Will to have some of what we were eating for dinner (fried rice with beef and vegetables), that he decided he would as long as we got his Finding Nemo cutlery out, he’d give it a try. Then, in an attempt to eat only the rice, ...

Blade Runner redux

Watced the final cut of Blade Runner tonight, the apparently final version of a movie I haven’t seen for many years. It holds up now as one of the supremely “pure” science fiction movies ever made, and very much as an “art film” as well. As good as it is, it’s also kind of easy ...

Popcorn entertainment from the inventors

Saw the latest Indiana Jones movie last night (well, this evening, it’s late now 🙂 ) and it was damn good fun. Popcorn entertainment from the two masters who invented the blockbuster, is the best way I can put it. A greatly entertaining outing by all, with top marks to Cate Blanchett in her wonderfully ...
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