• Archive for January, 2012

    Margin Call (65/31)

    by  • 1/31/2012 • film • 0 Comments

    MARGIN CALL – With Kevin Spacey managing a team of traders, MARGIN CALL feels something like a modern day retelling of GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS salesmen… There may be more blame laid on the top levels of the firm in MARGIN CALL, but the same smell of desperation is on all the characters – even the […]

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    Little Shop of Horrors (64/30)

    by  • 1/30/2012 • film • 0 Comments

    LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS – This version feels like a goofy stage play, where the 1980s version felt maybe a bit less erratic. Still, I think this version is more in keeping with the general plot. Silly film, but an odd script and decent acting make it a fun show. Det. Sgt .Joe Fink: How’s […]

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    Rogers Communications Spam

    by  • 1/29/2012 • spam • 1 Comment

    I have apparently been added to some email list in Rogers Communications, likely because some customer gave them the wrong email address, and it’s ending up sending their crap to me. Clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in the email takes me to what Rogers considers an adequate form for unsubscribing. Note the required fields for […]

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    Ferat Vampire (57/27)

    by  • 1/27/2012 • life • 0 Comments

    FERAT VAMPIRE – This film is messed up. Many story lines are setup and just aren’t pursued, so it’s like an early version of THE ROOM. However, much of the humor seems to be intentional, so it’s also unlike THE ROOM. Ambulance driver falls under the spell of a vampire race car. Vampire car’s previous […]

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    I Am A Good Person / I Am A Bad Person (56/26)

    by  • 1/26/2012 • film • 0 Comments

    I AM A GOOD PERSON / I AM A BAD PERSON – For some reason, I thought this was going to be less narrative. I suppose that it was the sign Ingrid was wearing in production stills that accompanied the synopsis in the TIFF program book that made me imagine this as more abstract performance […]

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    Mission Impossible II, Mission Impossible III (52/24)

    by  • 1/24/2012 • film • 0 Comments

    MISSION IMPOSSIBLE II – A secret, deadly, virus has been developed in order to sell a secret cure that wouldn’t have been commercially viable without a matching disease. Terrorists have stolen the cure, but now they need to get their hands on the disease. In the second film of the franchise, I start to wonder […]

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    Mission Impossible, Moscow / Cassiopeia (50/23)

    by  • 1/23/2012 • film • 0 Comments

    MISSION IMPOSSIBLE – Seems like an awful lot of work to go through to kill a handful of spies. The spring-loaded anti-spy device installed at the top of the elevator shaft alone would take months of design, manufacture and installation time. Would have been easier and cheaper just to have someone shoot him, but I […]

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