• Archive for February, 2011

    Captured (95/59)

    by  • 2/28/2011 • movies • 0 Comments

    CAPTURED (iTunes) – Clayton, a Canadian ex-pat living in the Lower East Side of New York City documented a huge amount of what happened in a relatively small section of this dynamic section of the city. Art, poverty, social action… And he was there with his cameras, sometimes getting arrested, and sometimes getting cops fired […]

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    Swimming With Sharks (94/58)

    by  • 2/27/2011 • movies • 0 Comments

    SWIMMING WITH SHARKS (Netflix) – Another disgruntled office film. I knew I’d seen this one before, but I couldn’t remember the story for the life of me. I like to think that this is how all movie studios are run. Something about all the suffering that the executives must endure makes it a little bit […]

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    The Auteur, Frontrunners (93/57)

    by  • 2/26/2011 • movies • 0 Comments

    THE AUTEUR (Netflix) – A film about an art porn director who has falled on hard times… well… maybe soft times would be more appropriate. DYKE CLUB, FULL METAL JACKOFF: DIRECTOR’S CUT. His recent films have been very badly received and his financiers pull out of funding GANG BANGS OF NEW YORK. Ron Jeremy gets […]

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    Let Me In, Date Night, Marwencol (91/56)

    by  • 2/25/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    LET ME IN (in-flight) – Been meaning to watch the original first, but while we’re here and it’s free, what the heck. Feel bad for everyone except the bullies, really. GLENN OWEN DODDS (in-flight) – short film about a conversation with God on a bus. “What am I supposed to look like? Big white beard […]

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    Employee of the Month, You Kill Me (88/55)

    by  • 2/24/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH (2004) (Netflix) – NOT the Dane Cook one; the Matt Dillon one. Didn’t fare too well with the critics on Rotten Tomatoes, but it’s fine. Many had complaints about the final act, but it does tie up nicely, and provides some amusing character based moments on its way there. It’s no […]

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    Cul-de-Sac (86/54)

    by  • 2/23/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    CUL-DE-SAC (Ebert) – I’ve finally had a chance to watch one of the films that Roger Ebert links to in his regular newsletter. Free feature length films like Roman Polanski’s CUL-DE-SAC, encoded in a possibly-better-than-Netflix quality and available on YouTube. Nice looking film featuring something of a descent into madness for Donald Pleasence and cinematography […]

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    How Bad Is Israel as a Travel Destination?

    by  • 2/22/2011 • travel • 0 Comments

    Mom asked for an itinerary for the Israel trip, and asked if it was a safe time to visit the area. Thought I’d share my response in case anyone else has any concerns about our heading into a war zone. I’ve never been to the Middle East at all, so I’m nervous, but more about […]

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    Kill Me Later (85/53)

    by  • 2/22/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    KILL ME LATER (Netflix) – This was a bad movie, unless you want to give an example of the sort of film many people think of when they hear the words “Canadian Film”. Sections edited like a music video with loops and effects. Then there’s the police chase where they throw in some video effects […]

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    Who is Harry Nilsson, Bug (84/52)

    by  • 2/21/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    WHO IS HARRY NILSSON (AND WHY IS EVERYBODY TALKIN’ ABOUT HIM?) (Netflix) – So many songs I know, but no idea who sang them. ONE IS THE LONELIEST NUMBER, LIME IN THE COCONUT, much more… “You’re breaking my heart, you’re tearing it apart, so fuck you” – how have I never heard this song? If […]

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    The Matrix Revolutions, The Eagle, Play Time (82/51)

    by  • 2/20/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS (DVD) – I think one of the big problems I had with the second and third films is how Neo and Trinity seem to be sociopaths; no emotion, no concern for anyone but themselves; inside or outside of the virtual world. They have no chemistry together at all. The sheer amount of […]

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